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MGISS Helps Northumbrian Water Mitigate Risk from Trees

By GeoConnexion - 2nd March 2021 - 12:12

Northumbrian Water using satellite positioning and mobile mapping technology to manage safety risks posed by trees on its sites. Using the latest surveying technology from Mobile GIS Services (MGISS), Northumbrian Water has reduced the time taken to plan tree inspections, improved data sharing and reduced the production of paper plans and reports. The MGISS solution combines a high accuracy positioning system with mobile data collection apps and Geographical Information System (GIS) software in a field-to-office workflow. Prior to the project with MGISS, Northumbrian Water undertook a study to identify trees on sites located within an area stretching from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the North Yorkshire Moors and Carlisle. Trees are regularly inspected with the results informing resurvey intervals. Since the start of this project around 2,500 tree inspections have been carried out across 569 individual sites.

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