Employees of Prairie Engineers led and managed the development of real property inventories for two major facilities for the Indiana Army National Guard. These inventories were developed in support of master planning efforts and included the development of GIS mapping in SDSFIE format for use in site development, utility condition assessments, and space utilization studies.
The Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) provides an urban training center to serve the wartime mission and combat readiness goals of military units, as well as civilian homeland security and natural disaster response training needs. The project inventoried existing utilities within the 317 acre developed site. Additionally, the hardcopy and electronic data sources associated with the sewer, water, steam, electrical, and communication systems were inventoried, compiled, field verified and updated.
Methods used to gather data included: Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS surveys, Mobile GIS, inductive tracing, electromagnetic (TDEM) geophysical survey and ground penetrating radar (GPR).
A similar project also involved the development of a real property inventory in support of a new Master Plan for the 100+ acre Stout Field facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team collected, analyzed, and developed new data sets needed by the Indiana Army National Guard (INARNG) to evaluate and manage development activities and space allocation planned for Stout Field, which serves as the Indiana Joint Forces Headquarters.
The project included the creation of a GIS Geodatabase in the SDSFIE format containing Real Property data. Hard copy and electronic data sources associated with sewer, water, steam electrical, natural gas, and communication systems were inventoried, compiled, field verified and updated. Other real property assets including buildings, pavement surfaces, sidewalks, and fences were inventoried. Methods used to gather data include Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), GPS Surveys, and Mobile GIS.