Gopher State One Call (GSOC) GPS Mapping Pilot Project
Gopher State One Call (GSOC) has been conducting a pilot project over the past few months with four facility operators. These facility operators have committed time and resources to locate utilities using GPS devices and three have successfully uploaded GPS information into their mapping systems. Two other utility companies are in beginning phase of the pilot project. The takeaways from these four facility operators is that the devices are easy to use, highly accurate and the instructions for updating the GIS mapping database are straightforward.
Two companies and their distributors are working with GSOC to make this GPS system pilot project possible. Please follow the links below for further information on each of their companies.
AGC of MN would like Utility Infrastructure members to consider participating in this pilot project to learn what these systems might provide for your workflow and your mapping accuracy. Please contact Barb Cedarburg
at GSOC if you are interested in participating. This pilot project will allow GSOC to evaluate new technologies that may improve underground safety. Neither of the products or vendors are endorsed or supported by GSOC.
GSOC Submitted Web Ticket Adjustments
GSOC announced at the recent Minnesota Common Ground Alliance (MNCAG) meeting that they would begin making a process change to start date and time on web submitted tickets when there is a high volume of web tickets. This change will allow for review and release of the tickets in order to provide full notification to facility operators due to high volume.
The start date for this change is December 1, 2020. GSOC is preparing further communication for all who are involved in this change. As soon as AGC of Minnesota receives this information, we will forward it to members.