Hopkins School District Fiber Optic GIS Mapping

Hopkins, MN | Energy

Overview

ISG provided Hopkins School District with a compressive GIS mapping system of its existing 17-mile fiber optic lines.


Opportunity

For more efficient and accurate records, the District now has an electronic GIS mapping system for future reference and maintenance.

Solution

To accurately delineate the selected fiber optic route for Hopkins School District (the District), ISG was hired by C&L Communications to provide professional GIS mapping services. C&L Communications had previously installed approximately 17 miles of private fiber optic lines, owned by the District, that ran throughout Hopkins, as well as parts of Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, and Edina. With the District only utilizing hand-drawn maps, ISG provided utility mapping, a more accurate electronic mapping system that is GIS compatible, to determine installation locations for future reference and maintenance.

To generate the GIS map depicting the geographic locations of the fiber network and corresponding junctions, ISG utilized information provided by the District to locate the existing 17-mile private fiber optic route. ISG then provided the District and C&L Communications with the electronic GIS map file for use by all parties, trained the District staff on the system, and was available for any questions or system set-up needs.

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