Know where to dig,

Non-destructive utility locating

Utility Locating

To avoid causing any serious damage by excavating or cutting in the wrong place, it’s vital to obtain precise and reliable information about the location before starting a project. This involves mapping the location to determine what lies beneath the surface.

By taking these precautions you can prevent the risk of utility strikes, which can be extremely dangerous, costly and cause huge time delays.

MALÅ’s GPR-solutions are specifically developed for utility locating and to map underground metallic and/or non-metallic utilities such as pipes, cables, conduits and ducts.

Each solution is designed for different purposes. Our Product Finder will help you find the right solution in less than 60s – it’s just a few clicks away.


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  1. OBJECT MAPPER 2018, visualization software.  Data collected utilizing the MALÅ EL PRO. Identified utilities and other features are marked in different colors according to the type of buried pipe or cable. The utilities/features are then plotted and matched to a satellite image provided by Google Maps, as seen on the left.
  2. OBJECT MAPPER 2018. Visualization of several radar profiles simultaneously (right). Instant visible location of the mapped feature on the site map (left).
  3. MIRA utility data processed in the visualization software rSlicer. At 1.1 m, visible features, analyzed and interpreted as drain-pipes. Site: UK
  4. MIRA utility data processed in the visualization software rSlicer.  At 0.65 m depth, clearly visible features, analyzed and interpreted as gas pipes supplying to a nearby building. Site: UK
  5. MIRA utility data processed in the visualization software rSlicer. At 0.85 m depth, visible features, analyzed and interpreted as fresh water pipes. Site: UK
  6. GPR-SLICE Software. 3D visualization of rebar and post tension cables in concrete structure.


Subsurface utility targets visualized in 2D and 3D software environments for easy analysis of the utility position and depth

  1. GPR data on the MALÅ Easy Locator controller, out in the field,  before processing in a visualization software.

  2. 2D GPR data from a utility locating project with MALÅ Easy Locator. Hyperbolas represent pipes and cables buried in the ground.  The peaks of the hyperbolas indicate the location and various depths (e.g. 0.8 and 1.2 m) of the buried objects.  Precise excavation based on the accurate information is thus possible. Site: South Carolina, US
  3. 2D GPR data from a utility locating project with MALÅ Easy Locator. The position and depth of the pipes and cables, can be easily and quickly determined. Site: South Carolina, US

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The right UTILITY LOCATING EQUIPMENT in less than 60s

Answer some quick questions about your project and we’ll show you the most optimal utility locating solution. The suggestion will be based on your requirements  of  urban, rural or concrete subsurface investigations. The product finder is designed for you to avoid any time-consuming mistakes during surveys.

Know where to dig – Non-destructive utility locating





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