6.16 Information Capture

Facility Owner

Practice Statement:

The facility owner/operator collects detailed mapping information.

Practice Description:

The facility owner/operator captures through the electronic database the following information to ensure project safety in the plan, design, construction, documentation, location, and maintenance of their longitudinal utility.

  • Any new construction that was entered at the time of installation
  • The location of abandoned or sold facilities
  • Engineering stationing and milepost/marker post location (with latitude and longitude) using common mapping coordinate systems that allow conversion to latitude and longitude
  • Alignment of the utility with engineering stationing at each running line change or point of inflection (PI) including signs and markers
  • Bridges, culverts, and rivers
  • All road crossings; overhead viaducts, and underpasses, including name of the street (public or private); and mile-marker/marker-post designation
  • Small-scale maps showing the overall utility route
  • Physical characteristics and attributes of the system, such as pedestal, pole, transformer, meter number, anode bed, size, material, product, and pressure
  • The number of utility lines or conduits owned by the facility owner/operator in a corridor or the size of the duct package bank (universally a general practice of major pipeline and long-distance telecommunication operators and railroads)
  • When available, any digital imagery that is used to identify facility locations in relation to the surrounding environment35


One Call Center One Call Center

Facility Owner Facility Owner

Excavator Excavator

Locator Locator

Project Owner Project Owner

Designer Designer