June Town Hall: How can GPR be used successfully in damage prevention?

Hello, Readers!

Last week on June 8th, we held an informative Town Hall sponsored by Impulse Radar, which focused on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) - a technology that has been with us for more than half a century. Despite being around for several decades, its significance and utility have seen a significant surge in the last ten years. As the user experience continues to improve, it is becoming an increasingly important tool in damage prevention.

Did you miss out on the live Town Hall? We've got you covered! We have the full video available for you to catch up on all the insightful discussions that took place.

Our panelists navigated a wide range of topics on GPR during the Town Hall. They touched on everything from its basic principles to the role it plays in damage prevention, and even discussed the current state of the GPR marketplace.

Here are some of the intriguing questions that were asked:

  • What is ground penetrating radar?
  • Why is it particularly useful in damage prevention?
  • Can you give us an overview of the current state of the GPR marketplace?
  • What role do geological conditions play in GPR use?
  • How do you recommend locating plastic water lines with GPR?
  • What is the training standard for GPR?
  • What certifications are available for GPR operators?
  • What are the most effective strategies for digitizing and organizing data obtained from GPR scans?
  • What data types can be exported from GPR software?
  • Is today's GPR more accurate than the equipment from 5 years ago?
  • What is the max depth that GPR can read? Is it mostly dependent on soil conditions?
  • How can I network with other GPR operators?
What is the accuracy of the GPR data? Sub-meter, sub-foot, or survey grade centimeter accuracy

Albert Taylor left us with this quote: "I have to jump off, but please keep preaching the good word. Education never ends and utilizing ALL appropriate measures is paramount to damage prevention! Thank you ALL!"

Intrigued by these questions? The answers lie in the full Town Hall video. We invite you to watch and learn more about the importance and application of GPR in damage prevention.

Whether you're a GPR novice, an experienced operator, or simply curious, this town hall has valuable insights for everyone. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Don't forget to sign up for July's Town Hall titled, Utility Locate Fees: A Solution to Over Notification or a Safety Risk? This Town Hall will occur on Thursday, July 13th at 10:30 AM CDT. See you there!

Until next time, keep learning because, as Albert reminds us, "Education never ends."

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