Survey demand drives cloud solution
Government agency Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has implemented a cloud-based solution for asset protection so it can provide a timely response to 30,000 enquiries a year from civil contractors whose activities might pose a threat to the country’s 12 million survey marks.
The solution was developed by PelicanCorp, an Australian headquartered company which provides the beforeU dig service in New Zealand. Though they are small and many are underground, the survey marks dotted across New Zealand country are the means for correctly locating everything from a residential house block to the roads in a new sub-division.
PelicanCorp CEO, Duane Rodgers explains that survey marks may seem insignificant but if any of the marks are moved or damaged, the cost of re-establishing property boundaries to guarantee land titles can run into many thousands of dollars.
Civil contractors have been lodging up to 30,000 requests each year to locate underground services for gas, water, electricity or telecommunications which might be in the same area as the critical survey marks for which LINZ is responsible. There had to be a better way and it came in the form of a cloud based application based on PelicanCorp DigSAFEPro software.
In response to a contractor’s beforeUdig request DigSAFEPro automatically responds with digital plans showing the location of survey marks, pipes, cables and other infrastructure. It operates by integrating with core business systems like GIS, databases and document management systems and communication technologies (email, fax and SMS) to seek out this information and to respond to specific requests.
The beforeUdig service enables the location and protection of the essential infrastructure of public and private sector organisations including those providing telecommunications, power and water.
For more information visit: www.pelicancorp.com
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