McKim & Creed helped Penn State staff configure a comprehensive enterprise geodatabase to collect and integrate highly accurate spatial information of utility networks on three campuses, including water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, gas, electric, steam, fiber/communications, irrigation, etc. Once the database was complete, McKim & Creed provided subsurface utility engineering (SUE), Level B and Level A, was performed to designate each of the utilities within the campus’s boundary.
High-precision GNSS/GPS and conventional survey methodologies were then performed to locate the above-ground assets and correlating demarcations provided by the SUE crews.
Office staff compiled the information gathered in the field via survey methodologies and ArcGIS Online mobile technologies to perform a final step of QA/ QC and process the final utility networks for delivery to PSU for integration into their Enterprise GIS. To date, McKim & Creed has supported the efforts in correlation to PSU’s Abington, Altoona, Erie (Behren), and New Kensington Pennsylvania campuses.