GIS/Mapping Services

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an essential tool for planning, implementing, and/or maintaining facility or print data for utilities and other entities with underground and above-ground facilities to protect. ARKUPS is now offering GIS services to its partners. Using industry standard GIS software and the latest GPS hardware; ARKUPS can provide a variety of GIS services to meet your locating and mapping needs.

If you are a utility partner with Arkansas One Call, our mapping services can provide you with the data necessary to define your service area accurately, eliminating unnecessary tickets. We can provide the data back to you, or directly to Arkansas One Call, or both.

Our Services Include:

  • Data Services
    • GPS Collection and map integration
      • We can GPS your above ground and underground facilities with accuracies up to 10 centimeters.* We can perform these services while you have the trench open and the line exposed, or we can locate and paint the lines, like a traditional locate and GPS based on our markings.
    • Paper/Imagery Print Conversion – Digitizing
      • We can take your old paper maps and engineering drawings with your facility data on them and add it to a GPS accurate road map and land base system, providing you with a real-world location of your facilities.
    • Incorporating any geographic data you have into GIS layers on your map
      • Customer data, miscellaneous area data, or anything that is tied to a real-world feature can be added to your maps.
    • Producing clean and organized Geodatabases
      • We will structure your data into a well-designed and organized geodatabase, or will provide you with the resulting shapefiles, whichever your system requires.
    • GIS Data Storage/Backup
      • We will house all data we collect or create on our servers as your offsite backup. We will provide you with a master copy of your data and if necessary, we can provide you with a copy of your data as needed.
  • Cartography
    • High Quality Map Creation and Printing
      • We can create maps in a range of sizes from 8.5”x11” to 44”x36” that are both functional and visually pleasing.
  • Coming Soon:
    • Online Map Access to your data
      • Access your print/map data anytime from any computer with an internet connection, securely and safely.

These services can be bundled with mapping, utility locating or various private locating services to meet your requirements. For GIS/Mapping questions contact Kenneth Heer.

*10 centimeter accuracy is not available in all situations. Contact us for details.