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Utility mapping

Never plan in the dark again

A comprehensive utility map is now within reach. For every site, budget and schedule

No more waiting months for utility data

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Predict project contingency

View utility risks per project, and assess the allocated capital needed to prepare for utility challenges

Accurate SOWs

Create certainty that enables accurate SOWs and a reduced volume of change orders

Untie allocated capital

Reduce the volume of resources designated towards utility related challenges on the master plan level


Project owners use 4M to

Avoid high-risk sites, ROW problems, and permitting delays

Allocate contingency with more precision based on site-specific data

Get better bids with more precise cost estimation and less risk of overrun


Everything you need to know

What is utility mapping?

Utility mapping is a digital representation of a site’s topography and subsurface infrastructure. Utility maps identify and pinpoint the location and position of subsurface utility infrastructures such as gas and water pipelines, sewerage, telecom cables, and electric wiring.

Why utility mapping is important?

Utility mapping identify subsurface infrastructure before beginning construction or other projects that involve digging. This avoids damage to underground infrastructure and safeguards workers and communities near the area. Consequently, projects that include breaking ground go smoothly without impediments or delays.

What is underground utility mapping?

Underground utility mapping uses a number of techniques to create maps of subsurface utilities. These maps consist of digital representations of the targeted area and the subsurface infrastructure underneath. Underground mapping is essential to begin construction and other projects that involve breaking ground. Few of the many technologies used to create underground maps include electromagnetic locators (EML), ground penetrating radar (GPR) technologies, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Why is it important to make accurate surveys of underground utilities?

Underground utility surveys clarify what subsurface infrastructure lies under the ground before beginning any construction projects. These surveys and scans help eliminate expensive legal ramifications, delayed project completion, and hazards to workers and communities.

How does utility mapping help in avoiding utility conflicts?

Utility mapping plays a crucial role in avoiding utility conflicts by providing accurate and detailed information about the location of underground utilities. By mapping the existing utility infrastructure, including gas lines, water pipes, electrical cables, and communication networks, project teams can make informed decisions during the planning and design stages.

What are the best practices for conducting utility mapping?

Conducting utility mapping requires following best practices to ensure accuracy and reliability. Comprehensive record research is the first step to take in the direction of creating a detailed utility map, this can be done by taking advantage of platforms such as 4M Analytics, which houses a variety of utility data created through a combination of AI, imagery and records. After obtaining the data relevant to your area of interest, conducting GPR scans and potholing would be the ideal method to verify the utility data acquired.

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