Welcome to the future
of underground
cable mapping

Groundhawk makes underground cable mapping easy. Using the device does not require previous mapping skills. With Groundhawk your contractors who are already on-site can perform the mapping. Real-time as-built documentation is now a reality.

Groundhawk solves common challenges
familiar to all cable contractors

Challenges with underground cable mapping? You are not alone. Based on surveys and discussions with cable contractors in different countries these challenges listed underneath are familiar to all cable contractors. With Groundhawk you are able to solve them all in an instant.

Depth mapping needed
  • Precise cable depth mapping also required by customer or regulation

  • Post measurement with GPS stick and cable detector often fails in accuracy

  • A mapping expert is too expensive to have on site all the time
Poor documentation
  • Lack of photos and measurements to prove depth or installation according to spec

  • Difficult to find the documentation captured during construction

  • Paper documents getting lost - takes time to find them or notes are inaccurate
Substandard construction
  • Hard to ensure that the building phase is done correctly in the first place

  • Documenting the quality is not easy but important to reduce need for quality control and resolve controversies
Lack of visibility into project
  • Challenging to ensure that project managers have clear and real-time view on their projects

  • A lot of manual reporting on progress to customer and management to be done in every project

So, how to use Groundhawk?

Using Groundhawk is easy. Let us show you how it's done.

Why open trench mapping?


Open trench mapping is a more and more popular mapping method among contractors. That is no surprise as it has many benefits versus the old way of mapping. Let us explain you why.

Future vs. the past

In the yellow boxes we have demonstrated the benefits of open trench mapping. In the grey boxes you can see how underground cable mapping was done in earlier days.

With Groundhawk you are ready to step into the future of underground cable mapping and documentation.

Mapping approach

During construction

Mapping and documents are done when trench is open. This saves time and money on the later phase of construction.

Mapping approach


Buried cables are located afterwards. Sometimes finding them is difficult.



Solution is fast and easy to use by anyone on-site. Short training ensures the quality of mapping work.


Professional surveyor

Surveyor needs to travel to the site.
This all takes patience, time and money.

Mapping technology

3D scanner

Open trench mapping is done by using 3D scanner. Accurate depth. Network elements and photos for documentation in digital format.

Mapping technology

GPS stick +
cable scanner

Map exact points with GPS stick every 10m. Depth is an estimation.

Construction quality


Construction quality is transparent due to lots of photos and 3D measurements.

Construction quality

Hard to validate

Underground cable depth, cable protections, connection points etc. are not visible afterwards.

Collected data


3D scanned trench, network element data and photos automatically taken and send.

Collected data


Depth and GPS points entered manually to the system. Errors are common.

Site data handling


Automatically processed NIS ready data as collected from the field. Geotagged photos produced for quality documentation.

Site data handling


GPS points referenced with network element data in GIS software and combined with paper notes, photos from whatsapp… All done manually.

Groundhawk in a nutshell

Discover how using Groundhawk changes underground cable mapping and documentation - download the brochure to find out how you can get ahead of competition.

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