Combining the Best in Online Permitting and Utility Engineering
GEO.works was formed in 2013 as a Joint Venture between Berenice International Group and Utility Mapping Services, Inc. Berenice has been providing Business Process Management systems integrated with WebGIS applications since 2000. Utility Mapping Services is a subsurface utility engineering company established in 2002 and specializes in 3D modeling of utility data using advanced geophysics.
Together we have developed a comprehensive Right-of-Way permitting and management system that allows right-of-way owners take control of the permitting process and acquire and manage as-built utility data, manage utility projects, track and mange utility conflicts, and develop utility resolutions and utility agreements.
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On January 1st of this year the Montana Department of Transportation’s (MDT) online Utility Permitting Administration System went live. At the beginning of July MDT received and processed over 500 new applications.
MDT is seeing positive results from using the system already. Prior to 2020 a utility company was required to submit paper applications with all supporting documentation to one of five Districts for processing. Each District processed and stored the paper application based on their needs; no two districts were the same. This made processing applications a slow and cumbersome process. Now applications can easily be located using searches based on fields recorded by the system such as roadway and mileposts, County, City, district, dates, etc.
Applicants are also seeing the benefits of the new system. Both applicants and reviewers receive notifications when an application is submitted or the status is updated. Applicants and reviewers can quickly see the status of applications using a geographic or list dashboard of their applications. Custom reports or searches can be created and saved for future use. MDT Maintenance Chiefs can see all projects within their area of responsibility improving coordination across MDT divisions.
It is estimated that processing time has been reduced by about 75%. To get a demonstration or more information about GEO.works online permitting system fill out the form below, send us an email or give us a call.
The Future of Right-of-Way Management
Online permitting systems are available from various providors. GEO.works is the first system to integrate a 3D data repository based on ASCE’s Standard Guideline for Recording and Exchanging Utility Infrastructure Data and allow 3D modeling of utility data to reduce costs and improve project delivery.
Connect the utility permitting and utility data management processes to reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with utility data and allow right of way managers and utility owners a more collaborative and interactive process.
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