Confirming the accuracy of as-built plans for recently buried fiber optic, gas and electric lines has become much simpler and more efficient with the aid of the Ashtech ProMark 500 GNSS receiver and a new EdiPocket GIS software module. SIEA, a French association that manages energy, communication, electricity and gas networks for the 419 communes of the Ain department in eastern France, has found the innovative new method both simple and efficient, and it expects that it can lead to improved contractor performance.
Ashtech has named ARVAtec SRL, distributor for Ashtech GIS mapping products in Italy. ARVAtec SRL is headquartered in Rescaldina, Province of Milan. With more than a dozen GIS software and laser equipment retailer partnerships in Italy, ARVAtec will sell and support the full range of Ashtech GIS solutions, including the MobileMapper 100, MobileMapper 6 and MobileMapper CX.