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Precise records of existing infrastructure are vital for planning and maintenance.
The Emlid Reach RX is a powerful tool for collecting reliable as-built documentation of water and sewage assets.

The Need for As-Built Documentation

In the realm of water and sewage infrastructure management, as-built documentation refers to the process of creating accurate records of the actual physical infrastructure as it is constructed. This documentation helps local governments maintain an inventory of their assets, enables effective maintenance and repairs, and aids in identifying areas for expansion or improvement. 

For example – The City of Melbourne publishes Requirements for as-built drawings on their website. These stipulate data and technical specifications such as the datum requirements for as-built data collection.

The Role of Emlid Reach RX

Emlid Reach RX is a high-precision RTK GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver that offers centimetre-level accuracy when receiving corrections from an NTRIP provider such as AUSCORS or Smartnet.

Emlid Reach RX becomes a valuable asset for capturing precise measurements and generating as-built documentation.

  1. Accurate Data Acquisition: Emlid Reach RX allows field workers to capture accurate and real-time positioning data, enabling precise mapping of water and sewage assets. The receiver’s centimetre-level accuracy ensures that measurements are reliable and consistent, reducing errors and improving the quality of the as-built documentation.
  1. Ease of Use: Emlid Reach RX is designed to be user-friendly, making it accessible to both experienced surveyors and non-experts. Emlid Flow is a free mobile app for iOS and Android that allows users to collect points or linework., With intuitive interfaces and simple workflows, field workers can quickly learn how to operate the receiver, reducing training time and improving efficiency.
  1. Manage your projects with your team:  The Emlid Flow app is synchronised with the Emlid Flow 360 service. This allows you to create and access survey projects, manage coordinate systems, and export and import data using both the mobile app and the cloud service at  
  2. Software integration: Emlid Reach RX integrates seamlessly with surveying software, allowing users to visualise and process collected data efficiently. Popular software options, such as AutoCAD, can be used to generate detailed as-built drawings and 3D models based on the collected measurements. This integration streamlines the documentation process and ensures compatibility with existing software ecosystems.

Benefits for Local Governments and Councils

By utilising Emlid Reach RX for as-built documentation of water and sewage assets, local governments and councils can experience several benefits:

  1. Enhanced Accuracy: The centimetre-level accuracy of Emlid Reach RX ensures that measurements are highly reliable, reducing the risk of errors in asset documentation.
  2. Time and Cost Savings: The efficiency of data acquisition with Emlid Reach RX can significantly reduce the time required to capture as-built information. This translates into cost savings for local governments and councils, as fewer resources are needed for fieldwork.
  3. Improved Asset Management: Accurate and up-to-date as-built documentation allows local governments to effectively manage their water and sewage infrastructure, leading to better planning, maintenance, and expansion decisions.
  4. Enhanced Collaboration: Emlid Reach RX facilitates seamless collaboration between field workers and engineering teams. Real-time data collection and integration with surveying software enable efficient sharing of information and communication across different departments.

Your asset management toolbox 

Accurate and comprehensive as-built documentation plays a vital role in the effective management of water and sewage assets for local governments and councils.

The Emlid Reach RX receiver, with its high-precision capabilities and user-friendly features, is an affordable addition to your asset management toolbox. 


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