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address using a pin drop. The address
pin drop should be used as a reference
only as civic address information is generated based on the Google API and
may not be completely accurate. The
excavator may verify the location using
Google street view (right in the web portal), providing addresses are visible, or
by using an alternate map.
For those excavators that are familiar
with their work area, identifying it on
a satellite image can't get much easier. It really does simplify the locate
request process. However, those that
are submitting locate requests from the

office could be at a disadvantage as
they are typically not familiar with the
actual work location. They would greatly
benefit from getting additional information from field crews. There are a few
options that we recommend to address
this common office to field disconnect.
A satellite map with the work area outlined would be ideal, as this would allow
the work area to be replicated easily.
Another option is to provide measurements from the nearest intersection. We
have a measure tool right in the map
that can help you get to the right location. Lastly, field crews should provide

a very detailed description of the work
area, including information relating to
the work location on the street segment,
as well as the inclusion of landmarks
and offsets to describe the work area.
This may be the perfect time to review
your internal processes to make sure
what the office needs to be able to
quickly submit a locate, is being provided by the field.
Use your time now to practice and
gain feedback about your selections so
that you're ready in December. If you're
not sure about the selection you've
made or want feedback on it, reach out

MAPLE-CRETE

MAPLE-CRETE INC

Carmine Forgione
905-738-9229
416-688-8743
905-695-0649
cf@maplecreteinc.com
220 Basaltic Road
Concord, Ontario
L4K 1G6

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017

President’s Message
The History of Locates in Ontario
Walking in a Locator’s Boots
The Challenges of Private Locates
Locates Made Easy For All of Us
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Intro
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover1
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - cover2
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 3
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 4
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 5
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 6
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - President’s Message
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 8
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - The History of Locates in Ontario
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 10
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 11
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 12
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Walking in a Locator’s Boots
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 14
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 15
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 16
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 17
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 18
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - The Challenges of Private Locates
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 20
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 21
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - Locates Made Easy For All of Us
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 23
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 24
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 25
Ear to the Ground - Fall 2017 - 26
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