GPS-Based Excavation Encroachment Notification

The objective of this project is to develop, demonstrate and commercialize a system that utilizes global positioning system (GPS) technology to allow one-call centers and utility companies to ensure that excavation activity does not encroach upon underground facilities. The developed systems will be demonstrated in a pilot program with Virginia Utility Protection Services and NiSource to assess the costs, benefits and feasibility of the system. Trimble and Metrotech are commercial partners for this program.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $390601.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hall, Sam

  • Performing Organizations:

    Gas Technology Institute

    1700 South Mount Prospect Road
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60107
  • Principal Investigators:

    Farag, Alicia

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31204

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493753
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000017
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2013 1:00AM