Patented Technology! Wirelessly capture GPS coordinates for your Sewer and Stormwater structures to precisely document their location and underground paths.
Used in conjunction with GraniteNet (or Granite XP) and the CUES LAMP (Lateral & Mainline Probe), the Wireless GPS Mapping Stick is designed to precisely locate structures such as manholes and collect sub-meter accurate GPS coordinates and transmit them seamlessly into GraniteNet (or Granite XP) inspection software from a distance of up to 1500 feet.
The Wireless GPS Mapping Stick features include the ability to obtain the current coordinates of the Sewer, Storm, Fiber, and Gas Pipeline segments, including Nodes, Main and Lateral Assets. Tracing the path of lines can also be precisely recorded and updated into GIS maps to present detailed infrastructure layers as well as linear references. The GPS data is easily associated to the specific asset identified in the field and then updated into GIS. Field crews can immediately see the captured locations appear in the map, including line traces, to verify their work. This tool, when combined with a sonde locator, can provide the coordinates and line traces for Lateral Service Connections. The kit includes a Trimble™ ProXT receiver.
CUES cares about safety and education regarding crossbore issues. There are multiple technologies available today which can improve safety and reduce risk associated with drilling and boring. Although serious injury and death has occurred as a result of improper installation of gas utility lines, the industry must identify the optimal combination of tools which can provide the greatest yield on safety.
The patented* Wireless GPS Mapping Stick enables utilities to accurately mark their lines, including lateral service connections. NASTT definition of a cross bore: “A utility cross bore is an intersection of an existing underground utility or underground structure by a second utility resulting in direct contact between the transections of the utilities that compromises the integrity of either utility or underground structure.”
* U.S. Patent No. 7,889,124
Below are three conceptual, high-level overview slides that represent the strategy for the deployment of existing and proven locating and verification technology which can be deployed immediately. Each slide represents the same concept in a different way: