High-accuracy AR for Utilities and SUE

Display existing infrastructure and proposed SUE designs in high-accuracy AR to locate assets, detect problems, and improve collaboration.


vGIS AR transforms traditional BIM and CAD designs and GIS data into real-time augmented reality displays that are overlaid on your view of a physical job site with centimeter-level accuracy.

Use a device already in your pocket—like an Android phone, an iPhone, a tablet, or the Microsoft HoloLens—to observe utility infrastructure as a natural extension of the real world.

Save time and avoid costly mistakes and delays thanks to instant and comprehensive awareness of your surroundings and built-in productivity tools.

Explore the case study below to learn about the real-life benefits of vGIS.

Industry Case Study

Why vGIS augmented reality?

vGIS integrates with Autodesk Build (BIM 360), Bentley iTwin, and Esri ArcGIS, and it accepts other BIM and GIS formats to create accurate augmented reality (AR) views of surrounding infrastructure.

vGIS aggregates and harmonizes geospatial data from available sources to reduce or eliminate the manual effort that would otherwise be required to prepare digital-twin data. vGIS does it for you automatically.

Displaying the current and proposed infrastructure as 3D objects in AR gives you a better understanding of your surroundings, increases productivity, reduces errors, and provides a safer work environment.

The benefits of deploying vGIS

  • Native integrations with Esri ArcGIS and WFS
  • Real-time connectivity to GIS
  • Highly accurate visuals (up to 1cm)
  • Support of very large (>50Gb) GIS data sets
  • Productivity tools and workflows
  • No manual data processing
  • 10:1–15:1

    ROI for active users

  • 35–50%

    faster locates of 30 minutes or longer

  • 12–20 hours

    per month saves for active users

  • Up to 75%

    savings on repeat locate jobs

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vGIS Augmented Reality

Subsurface engineering (SUE) in AR

A high-level overview of the vGIS system. vGIS is designed for AEC companies, public utilities, municipalities, and service providers to aggregate and seamlessly convert 2D GIS, 3D BIM and Reality Capture data from Autodesk BIM360, Bentley iTwin, Esri ArcGIS, and other formats into powerful, accurate, and stable 3D visuals.

The benefits of high accuracy Augmented Reality (AR) are self-evident for complex infrastructure projects. However, positioning accuracy may get in the way of deploying augmented reality in places such as downtown core. In such situations, alternative positioning methods, such as those incorporated into the vGIS solution, help addressing the problem as shown in this video.

vGIS AR Users

Companies from many industries and the government—AEC, utilities, service providers, federal agencies—use vGIS to help their engineers, field supervisors, project managers, and field workers to gain clarity and direction in their work.


use vGIS on job sites to detect design errors, avoid design clashes, and facilitate collaboration among project team members.


use vGIS on job sites to detect design errors, avoid design clashes, and facilitate collaboration among project team members.

Municipalities And Utility Companies

use vGIS on job sites to detect design errors, avoid design clashes, and facilitate collaboration among project team members.

vGIS Use Cases
Our industry is evolving, and we are dedicated to staying at the forefront.  We must continue to equip our staff with tools, such as vGIS, that help our staff perform their work more accurately and efficiently.
  • Scott Stewart, Vice President
  • Promark

Additional Information


vGIS Utilities features

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System benefits

vGIS saves you time and helps avoid costly mistakes

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Technical Details

vGIS Utilities specification and technical details

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