The manner in which public utility assets were mapped in the past can’t compare with the level of mapping available today.
“Buff Rogers knew this village inside and out,” said Paul Galdes of Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering. “He drew the maps of the system, and knows how it is put together. Now we move forward with transferring all of that memory and data to a digital system.”
Galdes serves as the civil engineer for the Village of Caledonia, and is heading up the ongoing project of mapping all of the village sewer and storm water infrastructure using a new geographical information system. GIS allows the village to identify trouble spots and repair them, or make necessary upgrades, without resorting to major public work projects.
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