Ground investigation specialist RSK has launched a new mobile app which it claims will help with visualisation of available data on site. The Mobile Maps app can be used on smart phones or tablets to see “an augmented reality view of what is in the ground beneath the feet of the user”.
According to RSK, the app is designed to fill the gap between paper maps and a full GIS system and can draw together data from various sources, including CAD drawings, AGS, BIM and GIS, provided it is georeferenced.
“Visualisation and comparison of disparate data is easy in the office and on the move,” says RSK director George Tuckwell. “Data can be securely stored in the cloud for access by all project personnel on any connected device and can also be synced to each device to enable offline access. Anyone with the password can use the simple browser interface to interactively explore the many layers of georeferenced data.”
Tuckwell believes that an augmented reality view of buried services at your specific location could save lives. “Mobile Maps is a simple way to ensure that all site operatives have the most up-to-date and detailed information about services and obstructions in the ground at their location before they dig,” he adds.