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MNOPS Locate Rodeo

Rodeo 4 SMThe Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS), a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety that enforces the MN 216D State Statue, inspects natural gas, propane, and hazardous liquid pipelines, and investigates leaks and accidents, hosts an annual Pipeline Safety Educational Conference. At the 2018 conference at Breezy Point Resort on April 9, MNOPS reinstituted its MN Utility Locate Rodeo, inspired by the large-scale International Utility Locate Rodeo. Gopher State One Call (GSOC) was a proud sponsor of this unique event!

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GSOC Meet Tickets

What is a meet ticket and when should you file one with Gopher State One Call (GSOC)?

Excavators can file meet tickets with GSOC to request an on-site meeting with facility operators at the proposed excavation site to clarify the precise location of excavation, schedule locating, propose future contacts, and/or share other information concerning the excavation and facilities. Excavators can request a meet ticket online by logging into ITIC or via phone by calling the notification center at 811, or on our direct lines at 651-454-0002 for the Twin Cities metro, or 800-252-1166 for the greater MN area. Make sure to anticipate changes in the job site, weather, or other conditions that may change the direction or nature of the work and communicate those changes to all affected parties.

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We will be CLOSED on Memorial Day, Monday the 28th

We will be closed for Memorial Day.

Monday will not count towards your standard 48 hour notice when filing a locate, so please plan accordingly.

Excavation Entities: Defining the Work Area

What is an excavation entity and why should you care? If you’re an ITIC user, creating the excavation entity that identifies your work area is one of the single most important things you do when submitting a ticket. Let’s find out why.

An excavation entity is the parcel, circle, route, feature, shapefile, or free-hand/GPS-generated polygon used to identify your area of excavation when you submit an ITIC ticket. The entity that you choose when outlining your work area has a big impact on the results you get from locators marking your work area. Wondering which Gopher State One Call (GSOC) mapping tool is best to outline your proposed excavation area? Keep reading to find out!

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What is MapLINK?

You probably know that Gopher State One Call (GSOC) sends copies of tickets to both excavators and facility operators. Did you know that tickets sent by email contain a powerful tool called MapLINK that provides advanced features to both excavators and facility operators at no additional charge? Read on to learn more!

When an excavator uses ITIC to file a locate request, GSOC will send the excavator a record copy via email that includes a specialized MapLINK to their information. This link provides excavators immediate online access to all their tickets, including a map of the excavation site and utility notification list. Excavators can use MapLINK to easily verify the accuracy of submitted tickets and access other advanced features.

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GSOC Event Calendar

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    10/02/2019 1:00 PM - 10/02/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-66479075705

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    10/09/2019 1:00 PM - 10/09/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-66479077711

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    10/16/2019 1:00 PM - 10/16/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-66479079717

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    10/23/2019 1:00 PM - 10/23/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-66479081723

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    10/30/2019 1:00 PM - 10/30/2019 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-66479083729

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