Fisher Associates was selected by the State University of New York for a multiple phase project for the Upstate Medical Campus located in Syracuse, New York. We were selected to complete a full boundary and topographic survey and a GIS base map of the entire campus.
This project involved the completion of boundary determination and then subsequent topographic survey and mapping of 12 highly congested city blocks including full utility research and mapping. Improvements within the project area included buildings, structures, pavement areas, landscaping and signage. Above and below grade utilities were collected and mapped as well. Fisher used Ground Penetrating Radar and vacuum excavation, as required, to further refine the sub-surface utility locations. This entire data set was compiled into final mapping and delivered in both AutoCAD and PDF software.
Fisher Associates then began the task of creating a full GIS database of the entire surveyed and mapped campus. These efforts combined the data from both the completed survey and the information obtained from ongoing GIS locations to establish a comprehensive database of all the facilities on the campus.
Fisher Associates continues to work with the Upstate Medical Campus staff by providing technical oversight and training on the use of GPS locations and data entry to maintain the integrity and accuracy of the database. These efforts helped support campus utilities by having an accurate record of tree species and vegetative health, new facilities and site upgrades, signage and park facilities.