Webinar Wednesday: Geophysics Subsurface Location & Limitations

  • 21 Apr 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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  • Member of a professional organization in the Geospatial industry such as NSPS, PSPE, PCPG, etc. Contact tcarpenter@wannerassoc.com for code.


Wednesday Webinar 

Geophysics Subsurface Location & Limitations

by Kate McKinley, PG

(If you are a new member pending approval, please register as a non-member, choose to be invoiced, and contact the office at tcarpenter@wannerassoc.com or 717-441-6057.)

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • PSLS Members: $40
  • Non-Members: $60
  • Member of  Other  Professional Organization: $40

CE Credits: 1 PDH

Course Description:

Underground Utility Mapping – Distinguishing the surveyors role

The presence of subsurface utilities on a project site can introduce hazards to engineering and construction projects.  Therefore, obtaining  surveyed utility  locations is a critical component in the development of a project and  to insure digging safety.  This discussion will serve as an overview of utility mapping, technology  and the roles of project stakeholders.

There seems to be a common misunderstanding in the responsibility of the roles of each project stakeholder.  In this course, we will one-call versus private utility location, define subsurface utility engineering, and discuss the importance of the surveyor to the process.  We will review utility location techniques and advances in mapping technology.  The objective of this presentation is to clarify common misunderstandings in the utility location process.

Presenter Bio: 

Kate McKinley, PG

Kate McKinley is a Senior Geophysicist and Vice President at THG Geophysics, a full service geophysical firm dedicated to mapping the shallow subsurface and to providing utility location services.  With almost 20 years of experience in geophysics and business development, Kate still enjoys the everyday adventure of applying the principles of physics to imaging what lies below the surface. She has, gratefully, had the opportunity to provide these services to diverse projects in engineering, environmental, and archaeological disciplines.

Kate enjoys sharing her experiences through teaching, helping to develop her trade through her activity in several professional organizations and helping her community by participating in several local, civic organizations.

Note: Members of other Professional societies such as PSPE, NSPS, ACSM, or other state surveying societies may register at the discounted price. In order to receive the necessary code, registrants must contact PSLS with proof of membership. Please email Tiffany Carpenter at tcarpenter@wannerassoc.com or call 717-441-6057, ext. 130.
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