Utility Mapping

Constructing the confidence you need to build tomorrow’s infrastructure

Picture this: a comprehensive, reliable, up-to-date GIS map of utilities above and below your site. Your key to planning, engineering, and building tomorrow’s infrastructure, using a 21st-century tool that’s really made for the job.

No More

No more spending months searching for as-builts, weeks waiting for locating results, days converting lines from one software to another. No more rifling through paper as-builts, no more chasing the data you need through dozens of different agency websites. No more living with unquantified risks, sky-high contingencies, and razor-thin profit margins.

Finally, a technology that will change the way you feel about infrastructure - the way you visualize, coordinate, design, and work around the utility lines that allow our cities and communities to thrive.

Get utility data upfront to plan your project and budget and schedule from the earliest phase.

Avoid utility conflicts, prevent accidental damages, and protect your bottom line.

Manage assets with a digital map interface tailored to your project needs.

Full-coverage

4M is building a full-coverage, nationwide utility map based on satellite imagery, computer vision, and comprehensive record search.

Plan faster and more efficiently

Assess site conditions, allocate resources, and manage contingency using a “bird’s eye view” of current and future projects.

Design, bid, and build with foresight

Identify undocumented or undetected utilities, lead field investigations, and validate as-builts using the latest map data, combined from multiple records and aerial imagery.

Deliver confidently

Minimize utility conflicts, reduce liability through due diligence, and enable your team to operate safely and strategically.

FAQ

Everything you need to know

What are utility maps?

A utility map 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 are utility maps important?

Utility maps 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 mapping?

Underground 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.

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All the utility data you need in one place — one map