'SMART CITY' AMONG THE IDEAS TAKING SHAPE ALONG HORIZON DRIVE

 
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August 06, 2017 -

Grand Junction, CO - Melding Grand Junction's geographic information system with the geospatial expertise of a Horizon Drive tech company could yield a "smart city" that operates more efficiently than less advanced towns and communities.

That's the take of Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton and the head of Colorado 811, the statewide clearinghouse for all things underground. They've teamed up with Pro-Star Geocorp, a Grand Junction company working to provide clients with a three-dimensional look at the numerous networks of buried utilities.

ProStar Geocorp, headed by Page Tucker, "is just cutting edge," Caton said.

ProStar and city officials started with a program to streamline the process of locating utilities, a sometimes cumbersome process of finding electrical conduits, gas lines, cable-television lines and other utilities that might - or might not - be where they were supposed to have been placed.

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