Exploring The Features of SiteMap® Personal

Exploring The Features of SiteMap® Personal

Facility management and construction sectors have long grappled with the herculean tasks of mapping and maintaining utility infrastructure.

Most individuals outside of these fields rarely give a second thought to the labyrinthine networks beneath their feet that keep the city around them alive – until something goes wrong.

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SiteMap® (patent pending), powered by GPRS, is designed to help visualize the complicated network of below and aboveground infrastructure that makes up the modern world.

Knowing what lies below is vital to maintaining vital services such as telecommunications and power. That’s why GPRS created SiteMap® (patent pending), a project & facility management application that provides accurate existing condition documentation to protect your assets and people.

SiteMap® transcends the limitations of a traditional GIS mapping solution; it offers an integrated solution to a universal challenge, revolutionizing the way we perceive and construct our surroundings – one site at a time.

Understanding the Features of SiteMap® Personal

SiteMap® Personal is designed to offer you and your team pinpoint precision when managing your infrastructure data. You receive a complimentary SiteMap® Personal subscription when you hire GPRS to conduct a utility locate, and with that subscription you have access to several key tools to help you plan, design, manage, dig, and build better.

Easy Utility Visualization

Clear and intuitive utility visualization enables users to accurately view underground utility maps seamlessly overlaid onto their job sites. This meticulously visualized data, presented in an aggregated and labeled format, is now more comprehensible than ever. Such clarity aids in averting costly damages, mitigating the risk of accidents and ensuring adherence to safety regulations. With this tool, anyone can effortlessly comprehend their site, including vital subsurface and above-ground features, without the need for additional training.

Collaborative Project Tools

Whether you’re using the mobile app or the website, sharing your project data via SiteMap® is easy. SiteMap® Personal allows you to easily view and print your map data, giving your team access to accurate, actionable data that’s field-verified by GPRS’ team of SIM and NASSCO-certified Project Managers (PMs).

Aggregated & Layered

SiteMap® meticulously aggregates and layers your data, presenting each segment in a distinct manner. From color-coded utilities accompanied by gridlines to northing and easting lines, alongside a detailed map legend, every aspect is carefully delineated. This layered approach enables you to seamlessly toggle between different data layers, providing a comprehensive overview of the site and facilitating a deeper understanding of the project at hand. Whether you need to zoom out for the big picture or zoom in for finer details, accessing the desired view is as simple as pressing a button. SiteMap® empowers you to visualize your data precisely as you require, precisely when you need it, in a manner that is both logical and intuitive.

Implementing SiteMap® Personal Features

To fully leverage the benefits of SiteMap® Personal, facility managers and field workers could adopt certain practices. Here are some pointers for effective implementation:

1. Familiarize Your Team: Ensure that all team members are ready to use SiteMap® and its features effectively. No extra training is required, but it is always recommended that you give your team a few moments to look over the data at hand. While sharing capabilities are limited with this tier, project managers can still print out the visualizations for their team.

2. Integrate into Workflow: Incorporate utility mapping and real-time visualization into your standard operating procedures. For those who are used to doing it the hard way, the easy way may be a little cumbersome at first, especially for the stubborn or the old-time professionals who have watched the industry change rapidly over the last half century. Allowing your team some time to familiarize themselves with the technology is the best way to ease into workflow implementation. SiteMap® is easy to use and easy to understand, celebrated by professionals across the nation.

3. Encourage Collaboration: Utilize the app’s collaboration features to streamline communication and project management. This may not be as easy to do with Personal, but these features open up greatly with other tiers. With Personal, limited sharing capabilities still allow for a greater sense of collaboration among team members.

By considering these aspects, those working in facility management, utility companies, and construction can enhance operational efficiency and safety on the job.

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SiteMap® is unique because GPRS is the only company who puts over 500 pairs of boots on the ground, nationwide, carefully monitoring and recording the subsurface of your site with some of the best technology that science has to offer thus far.

Why Use SiteMap®?

There are many GIS systems out there, and all of them make their own promises. SiteMap® is unique because GPRS is the only company who puts over 500 pairs of boots on the ground, nationwide, carefully monitoring and recording the subsurface of your site with some of the best technology that science has to offer thus far.

GPRS has a 99.8% accuracy rating across 500,000 jobs across the nation. We make seeing the subsurface simple, and we do so with accuracy and innovation, one site at a time.

What are the other benefits of using SiteMap® for your project?

SiteMap® offers users a convenient way to experience facility and location data. Additionally, this geospatial solution functions as a digital storage platform for blueprints, as-built drawings, maintenance records, and permits.

How will SiteMap® Improve your Facility Management?

  • Accurate and up to date-as-built drawings in one place
  • Cloud-based digital plan room
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use portal
  • Made-for-everyone app that was created specifically for SiteMap® and those on site
  • Permanent record of site assets
  • Infrastructure knowledge
  • Safety excavations, saw cutting and core drilling

SiteMap® grants a unified view of all users' information, whether they have one building or multiple facilities across the United States, making it easy to manage projects, stay coordinated, and prevent utility strikes.

SiteMap®'s Personal Tier features offer a robust set of tools for managing underground utility infrastructure. Whether used for navigating complex utility maps or for fostering team collaboration on large-scale projects, the impact of these features on facility management is undeniable.

GPRS’ SiteMap® team members are currently scheduling live, personal SiteMap® demos. Click below to schedule your demo today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of underground utility mapping?

An accurate map of your underground utilities helps mitigate subsurface damage when excavation occurs on your property. Additionally, when maintenance or repairs are necessary, knowing where your lines are located helps you avoid costly, time-consuming, and destructive exploratory excavation (also known as potholing).

What is GIS utility mapping?

A Geographic Information System, or GIS, is a way to create, manage, analyze, and map all types of location data. Geospatial Information Systems connect data points on a map and provide descriptive details about those points, enabling users to understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context.

SiteMap® (patent pending), powered by GPRS, contains its own intuitive GIS component, and it can also easily integrate with your existing GIS software to provide an extra layer of safety. What sets SiteMap® apart from traditional GIS platforms, however, is that it is powered by the accurate, field-verified data obtained on site by GPRS’ NASSCO and SIM-certified Project Managers, and then layered and modeled by our in-house Mapping & Modeling Department to suit your needs.