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Anyone get some ideas about the interface between underground utility and GIS? Utility surveying is quite a new topic to me and I want some examples on how GIS techniques facilitate utility surveying and management.

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I'm not experienced in utility management, so just my few cents to this. It's simple to store survey data to utilities together with management data in a spatial database (it doesn't really matter if your company uses database vendor A or B). What counts more is the interface to integrate into your business cases. There are plenty of turnkey solutions for this, I think Autodesk (autodesk.com/industry/civil-infrastructure/…) and GE Smallworld (gedigitalenergy.com/newsletter/june_2011/Industry_News/…) should be evaluated. – Jürgen Zornig Mar 30 '13 at 17:33