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Satellite technology to map cables under UK roads in 3D

23 March 2006: Researchers at the universities of Leeds and Nottingham are trying to create the map of the pipes and cables buried under UK roads by integrating existing digital and paper-based records and link them with data from satellite and ground-based GPS systems. The information will then be able to be accessed by contractors, utility companies and planners using a PC in the office or handheld device in the street. The 3D map will also help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries caused every year by accidental hits on gas pipes and electricity cables.