GIS Helps Illinois Wesleyan University Manage Assets
GeoUnderground GIS software adopted for campus improvements and business planning
Illinois Wesleyan University has chosen Geospatial Corporation’s GeoUnderground software to accurately map and manage their belowground and aboveground infrastructure assets on the University's 85-acre campus outside of Bloomington, Ill.
"GeoUnderground's security, power and ease of use allow management, engineers, GIS professionals, maintenance personnel and consultants to work synergistically and reliably share critical 3D mapping and modeling information," says James Blumberg, director of physical plant for the university. "The software, built on a familiar Google Maps Platform, provides ease of use, seamless integration with enterprise systems, rich functionality, and comprehensive mapping and information management capabilities that make it a real value for the University. It will help us address critical planning, design, operational and infrastructure quality issues with maximum effectiveness while optimizing our capital improvement and sustainability programs."
Blumberg has been looking for a robust, yet simple platform to manage data. He says GeoUnderground is the ideal solution to get everyone on the same page, calling it “plug and play.” All the functionality of Google Maps and simple and effective GIS and CAD visualization capabilities are made available by simply logging into a GeoUnderground on a conventional browser, Blumberg says.
Mark Smith, CEO of Geospatial Corporation, says, "We are happy to assist and support Jim and IWU Physical Plant in their effort to modernize their campus. … There are 5,200 colleges and universities in the U.S. alone and they are no different than a small municipality or city with very old documentation and few records as to where their underground infrastructure is located. Proper location and unlimited documentation in the cloud for easy access control and sharing will make work in the field less expensive and safer for years to come."
About Geospatial Corporation
Geospatial Corporation utilizes integrated technologies to determine the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits and other underground infrastructure data, allowing Geospatial to create accurate 3D digital maps and models of underground infrastructure. The Company manages the infrastructure data on its cloud-based GIS portal called GeoUnderground, a proprietary GIS platform custom designed around the Google Maps API.