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Ordnance Survey and partners to create pilot map of the North East

By [email protected] - 1st July 2019 - 14:56

A digital map of underground pipes and cables is to be created, to help save lives and reduce the disruption caused when they are struck by mistake. To help prevent such accidents, the government’s Geospatial Commission has announced its ambition to bring together the existing data on underground pipes and cables to create an Underground Assets Register. This has begun with pilot projects in London and the North East, to test the feasibility of the project. Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden said: “Our investment in this cutting-edge underground map is just one way that the government is working smarter, so that we really make a difference to people’s everyday lives.” There is currently no comprehensive underground map of the UK’s service network.

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