SiteMap® and the Future of Intelligent Infrastructure Visualization

SiteMap® and the Future of Intelligent Infrastructure Visualization

The need for efficient and reliable infrastructure – and infrastructure data – is greater than ever before.

In the United States, our infrastructure has crumbled to a degree where it’s considered a national security threat. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S.’s infrastructure a C- in its most recent report card.

Accurate subsurface data representation and collection is an essential component to the ongoing efforts to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. From urban development to utility management, accurate information about our underground assets is needed for planning, construction, and maintenance.

This is why GPRS created SiteMap® (patent pending), our cloud-based infrastructure mapping software solution.

Powered by GPRS’ subsurface damage prevention, existing condition documentation, and construction & facilities project management services, SiteMap® is a single source of truth for the data you need to plan, design, manage, dig, and build better. It combines advanced data collection techniques with a user-friendly interface and advanced GIS solutions to provide a comprehensive and accurate representation of infrastructure assets, above and below ground.

Some of SiteMap®’s key features include:

  • Secure cloud-based storage
  • Upload and store as-built drawings and site records
  • Ability to import existing infrastructure data
  • Attach videos, photos, GPR data, and other documents
  • Access to GPRS data
  • Search and share your data with your team easily
  • View historical data (dependent on subscription)
  • Interact with your aggregated data in the Map Viewer

SiteMap® is full of features that help teams of all types complete their projects with ease and accuracy. Our subsurface infrastructure is becoming ever more congested, with most buried residential utilities laying only 18-24” underground. According to research conducted for GPRS in 2021 by Finch, the average cost to repair a single utility strike is approximately $56,000.

SiteMap® takes subsurface data and makes it easy to view, easy to interact with, and easy to learn from. This is crucial in a world that is constantly changing, growing, and developing over millions of subsurface utility lines.

Workers on a construction site.
SiteMap® enables infrastructure managers and other professionals to make informed decisions regarding maintenance, upgrades, and future planning.

The Power of Infrastructure Intelligence

SiteMap® offers a range of benefits and features that can be customized to meet your needs. With its ability to represent vast amounts of data, it provides valuable insights into the location, condition, lifespan, and performance of assets. This information enables infrastructure managers and other professionals to make informed decisions regarding maintenance, upgrades, and future planning. By leveraging infrastructure intelligence, organizations can optimize resource allocation, reduce costs, and enhance overall operational efficiency.

SiteMap® harnesses the power of information and visualization, combining them to create one powerhouse of a GIS mapping software that not only provides accurate data but allows users to control their data and better inform their processes. When infrastructure intelligence is utilized correctly it can:

  • Reduce utility strikes
  • Foster innovation and progression
  • Secure the subsurface
  • Foster education and understanding of subsurface changes/planning
  • Help inform planning and maintenance
  • Save money and time
  • Help track changes
  • Help create a record of our nation’s infrastructure

GPRS has maintained a 99.8%+ accuracy rate on over 500,000 utility locating and concrete scanning jobs throughout the U.S. We require every GPRS Project Manager to be trained in and utilize Subsurface Investigation Methodology (SIM), an industry-leading program that ensures every GPRS field team member performs at an elite, expert level. Whenever possible, we include line depths in our locates, and can help you visualize your data in several ways, depending on your needs.

The applications are endless when it comes to SiteMap®, GPRS, and advanced infrastructure intelligence. This data can be used however it's most useful to you and your team, making it an excellent tool for nearly any industry.

Enhancing Safety and Risk Mitigation

Perhaps one of the most significant advantages of SiteMap® is its potential to enhance safety and mitigate risks associated with underground infrastructure. The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) estimates there are between 400,000 and 500,000 utility strikes reported in the U.S. each year. By accurately mapping the location of utilities, teams of all types can avoid subsurface damage during their work, reducing the risk of service disruptions, injuries, and costly repairs.

SiteMap® puts the accurate data collected by GPRS Project Managers at your fingertips 24/7. With SiteMap®, you need no extra training to understand the data at hand, opening important infrastructure data to anyone who needs it, regardless of experience.

The Future of Subsurface Intelligence

SiteMap® is at the forefront of subsurface mapping & facility visualization services, and we understand just how important it is. As the population grows, the need for living spaces and utilities to power them will continue to grow. As it currently stands, our infrastructure system cannot support an increased need, nor is it properly mapped to support extra digging or construction efforts.

SiteMap® and GPRS have the technology to help tie together subsurface data with action, helping everything from exploring undiscovered carbons to urban planning efforts. Many sources state that going digital will be what subsurface infrastructure intelligence needs to advance, and SiteMap® is already there, powering a shift from physical data to digital while doing so accurately and simply.

As things evolve, SiteMap® will likely improve connection to the Internet of Things (IoT)  and other smart systems and concepts, furthering connectivity and understanding, and bridging the gap between the underground and the aboveground. The better we can bridge communications, making subsurface data accessible and easy to understand, the better our communities can use this data for their planning and progression. With the use of AI, systems will likely continue to become more intuitive, smarter, accessible, and interactive, allowing a heightened level of education and connection between the two worlds. Seeing the subsurface is easy with SiteMap®, and as the technology evolves, SiteMap® will too.

SiteMap® represents a significant leap forward in infrastructure intelligence, going beyond traditional utility locating methods to provide a comprehensive understanding of underground assets and underground utility mapping practices. By harnessing the power of advanced data representation techniques and advanced mapping practices powered by GPRS, SiteMap® enables organizations to make informed decisions, enhance safety, and optimize resource allocation. As we embrace the future of infrastructure management, SiteMap® will play a pivotal role in shaping a more efficient, resilient, and sustainable built environment. SiteMap® helps make the subsurface simply accessible.

Our SiteMap® team members are currently scheduling live, personal demos to show you how SiteMap® can help you plan, design, manage, dig, and build better. Click below to schedule your live SiteMap® demo today!