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What’s Involved in a Utility Map

Utility Map, also known as Underground Utility Location Survey or Utility Mapping, shows the positioning and identification of buried pipes and cables beneath the ground. The procedure involves detecting things like sewers, electric cables, telecoms cables, gas and water mains.

The purpose of this particular type of survey is the horizontal location of underground utilities by means of locating above ground marks set by a Utility Locator. The location of the marks are obtained by a combination of Global Positioning System (GPS) observations and conventional methods.

The survey data that is collected is imported into a drawing file using line types corresponding to the surveyed utility. Drawing files can be used as reference files and/or overlaid in Google Maps system.

A Utility Survey Typically Includes:

  • The location of reference points for test hole/soft digs
  • Location of elevation of said mark

Why are utility maps important?

Whenever breaking ground is needed for a project, Utility Maps are important to utilize as they show accurate positions of the buried utilities that can be encountered. Utility Maps also help in preventing digging into or damaging any utilities that may cause harm to the public or your workforce.

For more information on Utility Mapping Services offered by Stoner & Associates, call us at (954) 585-0997 or request a quote.



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