The Geospatial Commission has launched the first phase of the National Underground Asset Register (NUAR), a new digital map that will revolutionize the way underground pipes and cables are installed, maintained, operated, and repaired. The first phase of NUAR covers North East England, Wales and London and is expected to deliver at least £350 million per year of economic growth through increased efficiency, reduced asset strikes and reduced disruptions for citizens and businesses.


NUAR will provide emergency management professionals with accurate and up-to-date information about the location and condition of underground assets. This will help them to plan and respond more effectively to emergencies that may involve these assets. In addition, NUAR will improve national resilience to risk by reducing the number of accidental asset strikes that occur when digging. By providing a single, comprehensive data-sharing platform on the location and condition of underground assets, NUAR will streamline the data-sharing process, reduce the risk of potentially lethal utility asset strikes and promote more efficient management and maintenance of underground assets.


Read the press release from the Geospatial Commission

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