The Department has provided financial support to the National Underground Assets Group (NUAG), which is working to establish an effective and efficient means of recording, storing, sharing and displaying information on underground assets. The group has representatives from industry and local authorities as well as Ordnance Survey and the Association for Geographic Information. The Government support other related initiatives such as:
VISTA which uses GPS to generate 3-D models of the location of assets; and
Mapping the Underworld which identifies new technology to locate assets.
The three projects complement each other and share their conclusions to ensure compatibility of proposals.