Exodigo-Esri partnership offers underground maps for construction

While traditional underground mapping methods draw conclusions based on one or two types of sensors and visual clues, Exodigo uses multi-sensor fusion and processes varied signals with artificial intelligence (AI) into a single source.

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Exodigo offers a non-invasive underground imagery solution for the construction industry, through a partnership with Esri, a company developing geographic information system (GIS) software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications. The partnership aims to help governments and companies realize investment projects and reduce the risks associated with large-scale underground operations.

While traditional underground mapping methods draw conclusions based on one or two types of sensors and visual clues, Exodigo uses multi-sensor fusion and processes varied signals with artificial intelligence (AI) into a single source. The density and speed of data collection and processing allows Exodigo to identify more buried assets.

Esri ArcGIS users can now integrate underlying Exodigo imagery and data into existing underground utility maps to ensure undocumented utilities are identified and even slight curves in paths utilities can be viewed.

Esri allows Exodigo to create live maps that can be reprocessed and improved over time. The client portal allows secure access to its proprietary maps which are updated based on the continuous improvement of Exodigo’s imaging capabilities and algorithms.

Exodigo’s multi-sensor platform generates massive amounts of data that is processed and delivered in layers, including:

  • A green corridor polygon representing a right-of-way without utilities for safe design
  • A utility layer showing line identities
  • A layer of utility assets above ground (such as manholes, hydrants, etc.)
  • A layer of underground soil that highlights areas of possible ground distortion
  • An optional layer adding records available in digital format

This technology partnership transforms existing “as-built” into verified digital “as-is” models of the subsurface with the accuracy required for asset management and downstream planning, design and construction.

“Exodigo solves the underground problem with underground maps you can trust,” said Jeremy Suard, CEO and co-founder of Exodigo. “Through this new partnership, ArcGIS users can access the full subsurface image with Exodigo on the Esri system in the exact digital format they need.”

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