PITTSBURGH, PA, Dec 20, 2016 – Geospatial Corp., a leading innovator of asset management/analytics/mapping software and 3D mapping technologies, announced today that Illinois Wesleyan University has chosen the company’s industry leading GeoUnderground software to accurately map and manage both their below ground and above ground infrastructure assets on the University’s 85 acre campus outside of Bloomington, Illinois.
Geospatial has supplied the University with GeoUnderground software, technical services as required and program management services on an as needed basis.
“GeoUnderground’s security, power and ease of use allow management, engineers, GIS professionals, maintenance personnel and consultants to work synergistically and reliably share critical 3D mapping and modeling information,” said James Blumberg, Director of Physical Plant for the University. “The software, built on a familiar Google Maps Platform provides ease of use, seamless integration with enterprise systems, rich functionality, and comprehensive mapping and information management capabilities that make it a real value for the University. It will help us address critical planning, design, operational and infrastructure quality issues with maximum effectiveness while optimizing our capital improvement and sustainability programs.”
Jim went on to say, “I have been looking for a robust, yet simple platform to manage all this data”. “Given the task at hand to improve all of our facilities and our limited staff, GeoUnderground is the ideal solution to get everyone on the same page. It is plug and play. We were up and running in minutes and visualizing that data on Google Maps made a ton of sense since we are all familiar with Google Maps. We have all the functionality of Google Maps and simple and effective GIS and CAD visualization capabilities by simply logging into a GeoUnderground on a conventional browser. Now we can create a map of our underground facilities over time and manage our above ground facilities all on one platform for a smarter and safer campus.”
Mark Smith, CEO of Geospatial Corp. said “We are happy to assist and support Jim and IWU Physical Plant in their effort to modernize their campus.” Smith added, “There are 5200 colleges and universities in the US alone and they are no different than a small municipality or city with very old documentation and few records as to where their underground infrastructure is located. Proper location and unlimited documentation in the cloud for easy access control and sharing will make work in the field less expensive and safer for years to come.”
Mark continued, “Progressive colleges, universities and other institutions across the USA continue to recognize the benefits of Geospatial’s advanced GIS underground infrastructure 3D modeling technology. Geospatial’s success is due to its combination of powerful advantages: proven capabilities, rich features set, state-of-the-art optimization, seamless GIS data exchange capabilities, short learning curve and track record of successful implementation. All these factors set it apart from the competition by enabling users to complete better projects faster than ever before, with a whole new level of interactivity. This gives them an unbeatable competitive advantage and helps them to thrive. We are proud that Illinois Wesleyan University has made us a partner of choice in its continued pursuit of engineering excellence and environmental stewardship.”
Since its creation in 2007, Geospatial has delivered the highest quality pipeline location, data acquisition and mapping services available. Their technologies map pipelines under rivers, lakes, ports and shallow in-shore waters such as the Gulf of Mexico to depths of 180 feet (55 meters). Additionally, their mobile ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) mounted mapping units are available for highly accurate (less than 10 cm or 3.9 inch deviation) long-range gas distribution/transmission projects. Geospatial’s aerial sensors can be deployed by helicopters, fixed-wing air planes and soon, unmanned aerial vehicles “UAV’s”. Their aerial sensors can map both metallic and non-metallic pipelines as well as locate and geo-reference underground pipeline leaks. Their 3D data acquisition and mapping services can save you time and resources by exceeding industry standards for accuracy without costly excavation or changing your preferred methods of sharing data.