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Did You Know…

Question:  Where did the term “fire plug” come from and how does it relate to today’s fire hydrants? Answer:   This phrase has been used for many years in the fire service. It refers back to the days when water mains…

National Excavator Initiative Launches With The Help Of Mike Rowe

The importance of the pipes, wires, and cables buried underground that support our daily lives is being “unearthed” with the help of Executive Producer, Host, and Author Mike Rowe and his animated alter ego micro Mike Rowe. Known from the…

Knickrehm fifth-grader honored for winning poster promoting safe digging

By Austin Koeller  austin.koeller@theindependent.com – May 15, 2019 Updated May 16, 2019 One Knickrehm Elementary fifth-grader hopes to educate people on the importance of calling 811 prior to digging through his award-winning poster. Fifth-grader Leonidas Lopez placed first in the Nebraska…

Why mapping and sharing underground information is a must

BY ERIC VAN REES ON MAY 13, 2019 TECHNOLOGY: EDUCATION & EVENTS, INDUSTRY    The Geospatial World Forum 2019 hosted the first international workshop on the digitization of the underground. Titled “Underground mapping for resilient infrastructure – Datafication of the underground”, the workshop offered…

Just a reminder to ‘Know What’s Below’

Tis the season to start digging! Whether you’re planning a home improvement job, planting a tree or installing a fence or deck, Click Before You Dig to safely identify buried utility lines. Click the link below then select the province or state…

NYC announces resiliency plan for Lower Manhattan

Smart Cities News18 Mar 2019by SmartCitiesWorld news team The plan will advance $500 million in capital projects and interim measures to protect the area from the effects of climate change into the next century. New York City (NYC) has announced…

No injuries after gas line break

TAMMY REAL-MCKEIGHAN News Editor  Jan 16, 2019 Updated 13 min ago   No one was injured Monday evening after a contractor hit a gas line in Fremont. The situation occurred at about 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Park Avenue…

Cansel expands its portfolio of underground asset management locate and pipeline inspection products in Ontario and Alberta

NEWS PROVIDED BY Cansel Oct 01, 2018, 11:30 ET   TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced today that it has acquired the precision location business of…