Revolutionizing Facility Management: A Closer Look at SiteMap®’s Geospatial Solution

Revolutionizing Facility Management: A Closer Look at SiteMap®’s Geospatial Solution

The electric power industry is preparing for up to a tripling of US electricity demand within the next few decades.

More power needs mean growth of existing power production facilities, as well as construction of new plants. Accurate infrastructure mapping is needed to ensure the success of these projects so that the U.S. electric power industry can keep up with demand.

SiteMap® (patent pending), powered by GPRS, stands as a leader in the geospatial arena, helping power and telecom facility managers manage their assets efficiently 24/7, from anywhere in the world. Designed as a single source of truth for the accurate infrastructure data collected by GPRS, SiteMap® allows you to securely access, review, and share that data with your project team to help you plan, design, dig, and ultimately build better.

Enhanced Facility Tracking and Management

SiteMap® is a geospatial solution that gives you the ability to easily, yet securely track and manage your infrastructure effectively. Depending on your subscription level, your team can easily access both current and historical data, aggregated, tagged, and secure. Utilizing layered, comprehensive geospatial data, allows you to monitor the location, condition, and maintenance history of utilities and structures in real time. This enables proactive maintenance, reduces downtime, and improves overall asset utilization.

SiteMap® is more than just a utility mapping solution. It’s the most comprehensive and accurate, yet easy-to-use platform for facility management, keeping you and your team on the same page and reducing the risk of mistakes caused by miscommunication.

Overhead view of three construction workers reviewing blueprints.
Accurate infrastructure mapping is needed to ensure the success of power production projects so that the U.S. electric power industry can keep up with demand.

Streamlined Maintenance and Repairs

Facility maintenance is a critical aspect of facility management. SiteMap® simplifies this process by providing a visual representation of your facility's layout, both above and below ground. Identify areas of concern and plan repairs efficiently from anywhere, at anytime.

This data is represented in SiteMap®’s Map Viewer, which shows your data in an easily digestible format. In Map Viewer, your data will be represented on different layers, using different lines and colors, links to interactive video reports, 3D photogrammetry, and even 3D BIM models, if applicable. Just click on an asset to learn more about any utility facility feature on your map. Additional data will appear for all the work GPRS has done to visualize your facility. This means that anyone of any knowledge level can utilize the data, streamlining repairs and maintenance at all levels.

Optimal Space Utilization

Efficient space utilization is essential for maximizing productivity and reducing costs. SiteMap® offers insights into space occupancy, accurate measurements, and other important aspects regarding the location around your data points. You can even measure within the application itself, even if you are not on site. By analyzing GPRS’ accurate spatial data, facility managers can optimize space allocation, improve workflow, and enhance overall operational efficiency. SiteMap® gives you a clear view of your project’s space, facility managers can better plan, prepare, and understand the spatial needs of their projects. This helps to create a streamlined and fluid project management experience.

Enhanced Safety and Security

Maintaining a safe and secure environment is paramount in facility management. SiteMap®'s utility & infrastructure mapping app enables real-time monitoring of critical areas and utilities. This ensures compliance with safety regulations, facilitates emergency response should there be one, and mitigates potential risks. When facility managers can accurately see the utilities that they need to be aware of, it’s much less likely that a strike or other incident will occur. Considering that there were 213,792 unique reported damages for 2022, according to the Common Ground Alliance’s 2022 DIRT report, this safety is more important than ever. Incidents are on a three-year rise, with telecommunications and natural gas being the facilities most frequently damaged in 2022. Telecommunications work led to the most damage. Water, natural gas, sewer, and electric work followed.

The better grasp facility managers have on the data that they should be monitoring, the better things turn out and the less risk there is to everyone involved. By utilizing SiteMap®, facility managers can increase their safety and security, which also lowers their chances of receiving costly OSHA violations.

A screenshot of SiteMap®'s Map Viewer application.
SiteMap®'s utility & infrastructure mapping enables real-time monitoring of critical areas and utilities.

Seamless Integration and Scalability

While SiteMap® has its own GIS component, it also works with your existing GIS software, making it easy to implement without disrupting ongoing operations. Additionally, it offers scalability, allowing businesses to expand their facility management capabilities as their needs evolve.

Critical data can be lost far too easily across outdated platforms and physical as-builts. SiteMap® creates an aggregated, historical, single source of truth – with above and below ground as-builts, updated as often as you need for as many sites as you need – to eliminate data loss and the costly mistakes that come with it.

SiteMap®’s greatest strength is its flexibility. Examples of information a user can view and store include:

  • Utility layouts
  • As-built drawings
  • 3D models
  • Floor plans
  • Structural drawings
  • Subsurface void information
  • Drone Imagery
  • Sewer and manhole video inspection data
  • Underground storage tank information
  • Aboveground storage tank information

The SiteMap® tool allows users to manage and customize their data according to their needs. The scalability of the SiteMap® system is one way we accomplish this. As more information becomes available, the system can grow with the user. Additionally, SiteMap® can export data to other systems and is built for integration.

SiteMap® offers a geospatial solution for facility managers that is unparalleled by any other on the market. From easy-to-understand maps to scalability to the 99.8% accuracy rating backed by GPRS, there’s a lot that can be monitored with SiteMap®. SiteMap® is revolutionizing facility management by leveraging geospatial data to optimize processes, streamline maintenance and communication, improve space utilization, and ensure safety and security. By adopting this innovative technology, businesses can achieve greater operational efficiency, reduce costs, and provide a seamless project experience. Embracing such advancements in facility management is crucial for staying competitive and safe in a world where incidents are on the rise and project security is crucial.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Benefits of Underground Utility Mapping?

Having an updated and accurate map of your subsurface infrastructure reduces accidents, budget overruns, change orders, and project downtime caused by dangerous and costly subsurface damage.

How does SiteMap® assist with Utility Mapping?

SiteMap®, powered by GPRS, is the industry-leading infrastructure management program. It is a single source of truth, housing the 99.8%+ accurate utility locating, concrete scanning, video pipe inspection, leak detection, and 3D laser scanning data our Project Managers collect on your job site. And the best part is you get a complimentary SiteMap® Personal Subscription when GPRS performs a utility locate for you.

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Does SiteMap® Work with my Existing GIS Platform?

SiteMap® allows for exporting of data to SHP, GeoJSON, GeoPackage, and DXF directly from any user’s account that either owns or has a job shared to their account. All these file formats can be imported and utilized by other GIS packages if manually imported by the user. More information can be found at