Unearth's Utilities Theme

Learn all about how to use Unearth's tools for mapping underground utility assets.

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Create a new job from a map

Prepare a new map in Unearth so your crews can map their work.
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Create a map from an address list

Creating your own maps with parcel pins cuts down on the time it takes for you to prepare your map.
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Add a new address to your map

Need to add a new address to a map after you’ve created the map? You can do that in Unearth.
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Turn an address point into a property outline (or vice versa)

Turn your points to outlines or your outlines to points with just a few clicks
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Edit a property outline’s shape or information

Having points or outlines on your map is helpful. Even more helpful is being able to edit them when you need to.
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Delete an address point or property outline

Remove addresses from your map that you no longer need
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Create a map with parcels

Clearly show what your team has inspected by creating a map with parcels on it.
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Rename your job

Give your job a different name from the one you originally set it as, or change it as many times as you want.
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Create accounts for your team members

Get your staff on Unearth and contributing to your jobs.
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Give someone else access to one of your jobs

Your team member already has an Unearth account. Here’s how to give them access to another of your maps.
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Change another user’s level of access to your maps

Set permission levels for other people on your team.
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How to archive a job

How you can keep your project dashboard organized with the Archive feature.
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Add to your map

Add a Mainline

Mainlines form the backbone of your map in Unearth.
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Add a Lateral

Connect parcels to mainlines with laterals in a few short steps.
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Add “No Sewer” to the map

No sewer lines on part of your map? Here’s how to best show that.
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Add a Manhole

Here’s how to create a manhole, without automatically connecting to a mainline.
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Add Cleanouts, P-traps, Caps, Septic Tanks, Catch Basins, or Outfalls

Mark up your map with access points from both sanitary and stormwater sewer lines.
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Add Obstructions, Pipe Defects, and other issues

Show where you found an issue in the pipe on your map.
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Add CCTV video or other documents to the map

You can upload any type of document to Unearth, including videos.
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Draw a Line

Show things that your mainlines, laterals, etc. don’t show, by adding a Line.
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Add Text to your Map

Want to add extra commentary to the map? Add some Text.
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Add a layer

Overlay plans, schematics, or any other document over the map with this tool.
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Comment on an asset

Use Unearth's Asset Discussions to inform others about an asset you enter on the map.
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Edit your map

Edit a Label

Make your labels better fit in on your map.
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Change the name of a Mainline or Lateral

Change the name of anything sewer line on the map.
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Rename an access or end point

Want to give your access or end point a new name? This shows you how to do that.
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Delete anything from the map

Get rid of extra sewer lines, labels, access or end points, or anything else that should no longer be on the map.
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Edit Mainline or Lateral length

Make your map even more accurate by editing the length of a line.
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Add or remove curves on a Mainline or Lateral

The pipes you’re inspecting aren’t always straight, and you can show that on the map.
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Move where an access or end point or pipe issue appears

You can correct the location of anything on your map.
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Set latitude and longitude for a manhole, catch basin, cleanout, etc.

If you're using locate equipment or have GPS coordinates through other means, here's how you show it in Unearth.
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Edit distance of an obstruction, defect, or issue from an access point

Here's how to correct the distance of an issue from the nearest access point.
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View a video or another document

Watch a video or view a document you uploaded.
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Set Manhole to Clear or Not Clear

Show when you’re not able to access a manhole.
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Reverse Flow Direction in Pipe

Make sure you’ve marked the flow direction correctly in the pipes that you inspect.
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Edit a layer

If your plan doesn't seem like it's aligned correctly, see how to adjust it here.
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Crop your Layer

Show less of your plan document on your Unearth map.
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Show or hide Text, SS, Storm, Combined, Issues, or Layers

This feature lets you select which layers you do and don’t want to see.
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Change parcel status

Indicate which parcels your team has inspected - and which you haven’t.
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Move where an address number is

Sometimes you’ll want to adjust where addresses appear on your map. Unearth makes that easy.
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Delete a comment about an asset

If you don't need your comment to be seen for an asset anymore, learn how to delete it here.
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