“In the United States and throughout the world, government agencies are looking for a system that can serve as a centralized database which can take all of this data that’s currently available and manage it on one single platform and then provide the ability to share that data whenever its needed by the various stakeholders including whenever it is updated or when any discrepancies are found,” said Mr. Page Tucker, CEO ProStar Geocorp, Inc., during a recent discussion with Geospatial Media and Communications.
Several initiatives have been witnessed especially in developed economies such as the U.S., U.K, Singapore, and the Netherlands where they are developing a central platform to collate and visualize the subsurface utility infrastructure. One such data management initiative is that of the Colorado Department of Transport (CDOT).
CDOT is among the few transport organizations all across the globe that is providing Quality Level B information of the subsurface utility infrastructure to its construction contractors in the bidding stage of any new construction project. Using Prostar’s Pointman and Transparent Earth solutions, they are digitizing results obtained during SUM operation and also ensuring that if a new subsurface infrastructure is being built, its as-builds are also being uploaded on the SaaS platform.