Minnesota's Project for Underground Utility GPS Mapping and Viewing of Maps to Increase Safety

Barbara Cederberg, Gopher State One Call & Travis Beran, Subsurface Solutions

Minnesota's Project for Underground Utility GPS Mapping and Viewing of Maps to Increase Safety

In August 2020, Minnesota established an Underground Utility Mapping Project Team (UUMPT) to tackle to issue of poor quality utility maps and the negative impact it has on underground utility damages. The MN UUMPT is developing guidelines and capabilities for 1.) facility operators to create and maintain accurate maps of their utilities, and 2.) utility operators to allow design engineers, locators, and excavators to view the utility map(s) when needed to perform their work. This presentation will describe the technology that exists today to accomplish the Project goals as well as issues related to regulatory and liability concerns. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about this innovative approach that will have a lasting positive impact on improving underground safety.

Date: Thursday, March 3

Start Time:  1:30 pm

End Time:  2:15 pm

Track(s): Excavator, Locate, Notification Center

Featuring

Barb Cederberg  is Chief Operations Officer at Gopher State One Call (GSOC). GSOC is the Minnesota state-wide one call notification system for underground facilities. Prior to joining GSOC in 2015, Barb held executive positions at several public and private companies. Barb is committed to safety and is passionate about reducing damages to underground facilities. 

Travis Beran, President, Subsurface Solutions