Gyroscopic mapping is an underground mapping technique used within the construction and surveying industries to provide 3D information underground.
Information about Gyroscopic Mapping
What is Gyroscopic Mapping?
Gyroscopic mapping involves using a gyroscopic tool to plot an underground route or profile a specific area within a short time. It maps its finding along the route and these can then be plotted using gyroscopic mapping to provide a full picture over the distance covered of any underground utilities, blockages or voids.
Why is gyroscopic mapping unique?
Each point of a survey using gyroscopic mapping can record up to a million individual points per second of the area surrounding the gyroscopic mapping tool. This can detect obstructions that are not visible from above the ground surface, as gyroscopic mapping is able to cover a wide area at once. Unlike bore-holing it is minimally invasive and poses low to zero risks for those operating the gyroscopic mapping equipment.
What is gyroscopic mapping used for?
In many cases gyroscopic mapping is actually used for assessing the proposed profile of a pipe route or detecting problems along existing ones. It can be used within pipelines and it is not affected by where it enters or is retrieved from, since gyroscopic mapping tools simply plot their location at any given point, and build a picture of their surroundings along this journey.
Gyroscopic Mapping is Flexible
Gyroscopic mapping can be used in any pipe material and by any utility of any size, length or depth.
It has become a best practice for most asset owners to plot areas of interest and utilities within a specified site and where these utilities run from and to. Gyroscopic mapping provides a unique insight to build an in-depth and accurate picture of the underground utilities for the site that no other techniques can achieve.