Utility mapping is used to enter information into a database and allows the generation of reports that are useful in planning a project. AM/FM integration helps to maintain the clarity of information processed by GIS.

Utility Mapping is useful in many areas, including the following:

• Land management
• Topography and plan of maps
• Gas services and pipeline tracking
• Forest, habitat and species management
• Telecommunication, transport and media services
• Hydraulic network analysis
• Ground water modeling
• Study of regions for Disaster/Fire/Medical/Emergency service management
• Law enforcement/ Military defense and security measures.

Automated mapping (AM) provides better digital map maintenance without any content deterioration whereas a facilities management system (FM) is capable of sorting, manipulating, processing and reporting data. It even generates a digital representation of the network. Together, both of them combine with GIS to provide an innovative facilities management system.