Category: Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Detection: What You Need to Know

Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Detection: What You Need to Know

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is an essential tool used in the detection and mapping of subsurface utilities. The results of GPR scans allow project stakeholders to make informed decisions during project planning and execution. Here’s a brief guide to understanding everything you need to know about ground-penetrating radar for utility detection and how this technology benefits… Read more »

How Is GIS Data Used In Land Surveying?

GIS Data and Land Surveying Map

Land surveying and geographic information systems (GIS) are two data systems used in the surveying industry. Many industry participants argue one offers more benefits than the other. Still, the reality is these topographical survey methods are complementary technologies, and both have a specific purpose that enhances industry applications. One of the critical aspects of land… Read more »

What Does Ground Penetrating Radar Detect?

Ground penetrating radar (GPR)

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical locating technique that utilizes radio waves to capture subsurface information with a minimally invasive technology. The big advantage of using the GPR system is the ability to pinpoint locations for underground assets without breaking ground. GPR generates subsurface images using the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) in the 10 MHz… Read more »

How Deep Are Most Underground Utilities Buried?

underground utilities

Underground utilities include electrical lines, natural gas lines, and sometimes internet cables. The reason utility lines are buried is for safety reasons, both for people who have to walk above them – and for the safety and security of the utilities themselves. If underground utilities were buried too shallow, they could resurface and get damaged… Read more »