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THIS MANUAL
PERTAINS TO THE
WESTERN SHORE
OF MARYLAND &
WASHINGTON D.C.
MAPPING VERSION
ITIC USER MANUAL
Your comprehensive guide for
using ITIC to process Locate
Requests on-line.
UPDATED Jun 12, 2013
INTRODUCTION
WELCOME, USER!
Welcome to ITIC!
You will find a comprehensive step-by-step guide for processing your locate requests online in the following
pages. We have included a detailed description of the innovative tools and features that have been added to
this newly revised version of ITIC.
We have designed this manual to provide the knowledge required for the efficient submission of
accurate ITIC locate requests. We’ve packed a lot of information into these pages, and
have arranged it in a streamlined, user-friendly format. It is loaded with visual examples and helpful
hints. We think it is best to read it from beginning to end before you start, but the design also facilitates
quick references to specific subject matter.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started! And remember, our skilled operators are here to help.
Assistance is available through the telephone, e-mail, and our newest feature, ITIC Live Help Chat!
That’s right, you can get live help while you are processing your locate requests! See page 03 for details.
*An important word from the editor: This document contains many color drawings,
actual screenshots, and color-coded information. For best results, we recommend that
this document be printed in COLOR
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
02
INTRODUCTION01
TABLE OF CONTENTS02
LIVE CHAT03
SUBMIT A LOCATE REQUEST
READY04
GET SET05
GO05
ITIC USER INFORMATION06
EXCAVATOR INFORMATION06
STEP 1: Alternate Contact Information07
STEP 2: Excavation Information 07 - 08
PROFILES09 - 10
STEP 3: Location Information
11 - 16
STEP 4: MAP IT
THE MAP 17 - 18
FINDING THE CORRECT LOCATION ON THE MAP19 - 23
GRIDS
24 - 25
STEP 5: START DATE INFORMATION 26
UTILITY NOTIFICATION LIST/SUBMITTING LOCATE REQUEST
27
POST - SUBMITTING A LOCATE REQUEST
CANCEL TICKET28
VIEW A LOCATE REQUEST28
UPDATE TICKET29
HELP PAGES/APPENDIX
APPROVED ABBREVIATION LISTA1
DISTANCES AND MEASUREMENTSA2
WORK OFF PROPERTY AND ROADS - EXAMPLEA3
LIVE CHAT
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INTRODUCING ITIC LIVE HELP!
Keep getting an “Incomplete Ticket” notice? Need help setting up multiple accounts? Having difficulties
describing your work area? ITIC Live Help is here for you!
ITIC Live Help is an interactive chat program created to assist ITIC users in real time.
ITIC Live Help has many benefits. Here are a few:
Speed & Accessibility: Access ITIC Live Help from the same ITIC page used to file the locate request, so you
get help the moment you most need it. Our ITIC experts will assist you immediately while you continue working
on your locate request. Many users prefer ITIC Live Help to waiting for a return call or email.
Reduced Repetition: ITIC Live Help is in a simple text format, which can easily be shared between several ITIC
experts. There’s no need to explain a problem to several representatives; if more than one ITIC expert assists
you, they can quickly familiarize themself with your situation by reviewing the conversation.
Easy Documentation: With ITIC Live Help, you can easily copy, paste, and save the session for later reference.
ITIC Live Help can even email a transcript of the conversation to you!
Education & Training: The more you correspond with our ITIC experts, the better you will become at filing
locate requests online. As your ITIC skills grow, so will the number of your tickets that are released directly
from review!
ITIC Live Help is available Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.
If Live Help is not available, you may leave a message
and an ITIC expert will respond as soon as possible.
ITIC LIVE HELP
LOGGING IN TO ITIC
04
READY
First, navigate to the Miss Utility
home page (www.missutility.net). Then
click the link labeled “Western Shore
Maryland & Washington D.C.”
After reviewing the announcements
on the ITIC News page, scroll to the
bottom of the page and click the
Continue button.
Enter your email address and
password then click “Login.”
If you have forgotten your
password, click “Forget your
Password?” and we will
email it to you.
FYI
By logging in, you agree to the Terms and Conditions. You can read
the full text by clicking the “Terms and Conditions” link.
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The ITIC Main Menu appears upon login.
GET SET
In this section you will learn
to prepare STANDARD
locate requests.
GO!
Click “Submit a Locate Request”
NEED
HELP?
Click on the ‘Chat
Live’ icon at the
top of any page to
chat with an ITIC
operator while you
are processing
your locate
requests.
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8a - 5p
Each field has a pop-up help box
listing the field definition/requirement.
Activate pop-ups by clicking on the
field titles.
FYI
The ITIC system will not allow you to enter special characters such as
* \ ~ ‘ or “. %
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ITIC USER INFORMATION
Phone Number and Ext.
These fields will auto-fill with the
information associated with your login.
Click the ‘Main Menu’ icon at the
top of the page, then click the
“Edit Account” button to update
your main phone number.
Contact
Enter YOUR first and last name as
the ITIC user entering the information.
Best Time
If you prefer to be contacted during a
certain time of day, enter it here.
EXCAVATOR INFORMATION
This section will auto-fill with your company information.
To update your company information, click the ‘Main Menu’ icon at the top of the page, then click the
“Edit Account” button to make changes.
FYI
IMPORTANT! Do not use the ‘BACK’ or ‘FORWARD’ buttons of your web browser
(Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc...). Any information already entered will be
DELETED. Please use the buttons at the bottom of the form.
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STEP 1: Alternate Contact Information
Alternate Contact and Alternate Phone
Enter the name and cell phone number of another person involved with the excavation. If there is an on-site
contact, enter their name here.
NOTE: See PROFILES section (page 09)
to auto-fill your routinely used information
STEP 2: Excavation Information
Type of Work
Enter the specific type of work to be performed. Field locators need to know the specific reason for excavation
rather than the work method. Do not use the words ‘Emergency’ or ‘Dig’. Examples: Inst a Fence, Inst Gas
Main, Inst Wtr Service, Planting Trees & Shrubs…”
FYI
Use keyword searches! Type keywords (inst, gas, main, etc.) to generate a
list of options.
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STEP 2: Excavation Information - Continued...
Work Being Done For
Enter the name of the person, company, or organization the work is being done for.
Explosives
If you are using explosives during excavation
select YES, otherwise, select NO.
FYI
IMPORTANT! Do not use the ‘BACK’ or ‘FORWARD’ buttons of your web browser
(Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc...). Any information already entered will be
DELETED. Please use the buttons at the bottom of the form.
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PROFILES
PROFILES
Profiles are used to auto-fill specific fields with your routinely used information.
Utilizing the ‘Profiles’ feature will enable ITIC to ‘remember’ your information saving you time in the Locate Request process.
Profiles are located at the top of
the second page of the locate
request form.
Create Job Profile
Click the profile drop-down and select CREATE JOB PROFILE to create a profile.
Create a name or title for the
profile. The title will appear in the
profile drop-down menu for
selection.
You can create profiles for a
specific foreman/contact, a
common type of work, marking
instructions, etc.
You can also create profiles for
specific counties or cities that
you work in.
ALL FIELDS ARE OPTIONAL
Click SUBMIT when complete.
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PROFILES
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PROFILES - Continued
The title of the profile will appear in the drop-down menu once you have submitted it. The new profile can now
be used when preparing a locate request. The fields on the locate request form will auto-fill with the
information you entered for that specific profile when you choose it from the drop-down list.
NEED
HELP?
Click on the ‘Chat
Live’ icon at the
top of any page to
chat with an ITIC
operator while you
are processing
your locate
requests.
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8a - 5p
Edit & Delete
To edit or delete an existing profile, select EDIT
JOB PROFILE from the “Profiles” drop-down.
Edit
Add or change any information as needed.
Remember - All fields are optional
Submit
Click SUBMIT to save
changes/additions
Delete
Click DELETE to delete
the selected profile
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STEP 3: Location Information
County
Choose the county in which all of
the work will take place. Complete
a separate ticket if the work
extends into another county.
State
City/Place
Enter the name of the city or place
where the work is taking place. If
work is taking place outside of city
limits, enter the name of the nearest
city to where the work is taking place.
Address
Enter the number of the address where the work will
take place. Lot, building, PO box or rural route numbers
are not addresses and should not be used. If there is
no physical address, leave this field blank.
This menu will auto-fill
with the appropriate state
based on the County you
have selected.
NOTE: Be sure to choose the city physically
closest to the worksite. This will not necessarily
be the same city as the mailing address.
NOTE: If the work area involves multiple addresses, leave this field blank, and reference the addresses
in the Extent of Work field.
NEED
HELP?
Click on the ‘Chat
Live’ icon at the
top of any page to
chat with an ITIC
operator while you
are processing
your locate
requests.
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8a - 5p
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STEP 3: Location Information - Continued
Street
Intersecting Street
Enter the street name associated with the
address. If there is no address, enter the
name of the street in which the digging will
take place on or along.
Enter the name of the intersecting street closest to where
the work will take place. The closest intersecting street may
not necessarily be a major intersection. Be sure to enter a
street name in this field.
ADDRESS TIP
Use keyword searches!
Start typing in the Street name (ex. ‘ca’) to generate
a list of street name options. Select from the
drop-down lists whenever possible but only if correct.
This works for both street fields!
REMEMBER
Do not list multiple
street names in a
single street field.
If you would like
to list nearby
major intersections,
reference them in the
Extent of Work or
Comments field.
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ADDRESS / LOCATION DESCRIPTION TIPS
Unnamed Street
Multiple Names for Street
Enter the appropriate description in the Street Name field
if the street does not have a “proper” name (i.e. unnamed
county road, hwy 71 west bound exit ramp, alley, RR tracks).
Give driving directions to the site when doing so. Format the
driving directions by referring to an intersection of 2 named
roads in the Extent of Work field.
If the street has more than one name,
enter only one of the names in the
appropriate street field. List any additional
names (“also known as,” or “AKA”) in the
Extent of Work field.
For Instance:
In the Extent of Work, enter “From Elm Ave go N on Main
St approx 400ft to unnamed road, go w on unnamed rd
approx 350ft to vacant lot on n side of rd.”
For Instance:
In the Extent of Work, enter Main St /
Us Hwy 14 - This information should be
entered as ‘Main St aka Us Hwy 14’
MD State Right of Way
If your work extends into MDOT property
or right-of-way, select Yes. Otherwise,
select No.
Permit
If your work extends into MD DOT
property or right-of-way, enter the MDOT
permit number you have been issued
here.
MD Agency Controlling Property or
State Road Right-Of-Way
If your work extends into MDOT property
or right-of-way, select the MDOT agency
who issued the permit for your work.
Abbreviations
When entering the information in the street fields you
can abbreviate the street modifiers and directional
information. For example: enter N Main St instead of
North Main Street.
The following are the ONLY accepted abbreviations for
street name modifiers.
Avenue – AVE
Boulevard – BLVD
Circle – CIR
Court – CT
Drive – DR
Highway – HWY
Interstate – I- (I-70)
Parkway – PKWY
Place – PL
Road – RD
Route – RT
Street – ST
Terrace – TER
Trail – TR
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STEP 3: Location Information - Continued
Extent of Work
Enter marking instructions and any
driving directions in this field. Below are
a few things to remember when
formatting your instructions.
All locate requests require
MARKING INSTRUCTIONS in the
Extent of Work field.
Marking instructions should be as
complete and accurate as possible, so the utilities know where any excavation will be taking place. Marking instructions must
describe the entire area where the
excavation will take place - NOT what utilities need to be marked.
IMPORTANT: Please provide driving directions from a known intersection any time the dig site does not have a
numerical address or is not located at an intersection. Driving directions must include approximate distance and specific
direction (N, S, E, W, NW, NE, SE, or SW). Example - “FROM MAIN ST GO N ON 1ST ST 1000FT, THEN LOCATE 20FT OUT
ON W SIDE OF 1ST ST GOING N TO MONROE ST.”
Work Taking Place at an Address
Enter the address number in the address field, and the street associated with it in the street field.
For example:
- Mark entire front half of lot.
- Mark 10ft radius of house
- Mark from front corners of house
to rear lot line, for width of lot
Be sure to clearly describe the entire
extent of the work area.
FYI
IMPORTANT! Please do not use ( ‘ ) or ( “ ) for feet & inches as some printers
can’t print these characters. It’s best to use feet, ft., foot, and inches or in.
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STEP 3: Location Information - Continued
Work Taking Place (or Starting) At an Intersection
If work begins at the intersection, no driving directions are required. Simply describe how far and in what
direction(s) the work will take place.
For example:
- Mark 100ft radius of (above) intersection
- Mark a square area 25ft N and W from NW corner of above intersection
- Mark entire W rd right of way of Elm Ave going N from Main St for 250ft
Be sure to clearly describe the entire
extent of the work area.
Work Taking Place (or Starting)
Away from an Intersection
If work does not begin at the
intersection, and is not taking place at an address, provide driving directions to the worksite from an
intersection of two named roads. (This method may also be used if work is taking place at an address, but you
do not have the address information).
For example:
- From Elm Ave go W on Main St approx 800ft to vacant lot on N side of rd. Mark entire vacant lot.
- From Jones Rd go N on Oak Ave 450ft. At that point, mark entire rd right of way of Oak Ave, going
further N 250ft.
- From Main St go N on Elm Ave approx 500ft to unnamed rd, then go W on unnamed rd approx 250ft
to white flag on N side of unnamed rd. Mark 10ft radius of white flag.
Note: Regardless of which of the method you use to describe your work area, be sure to enter the name
of the rd that work is actually taking place on in the “Street” field. If work is taking place on an
unnamed rd, list ‘unnamed rd’ in the street name field, and enter the nearest road to intersect the dig
street (‘unnamed rd’) in the intersecting street field. In the last example, you would enter ‘unnamed rd’
in the Street Name field, and Elm Ave in the Intersecting Street field.
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STEP 3: Location Information - Continued
Comments
These fields are used for any additional notes that
may apply to your locate request. Click the Search
button to view a list of commonly used comments.
IMPORTANT: Do not list marking instructions in the Remarks field. All marking instructions must be listed in
the Extent of Work field.
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STEP 4: MAP IT
A Brief Introduction
In this section you will learn, in detail, how to use the mapping application to map out your entire area of
excavation.
FYI
REMINDER: Miss Utility members do NOT see the map. The map & polygon
are used to determine which member utilities will receive the ticket.
The map will automatically search by the address, intersection, or map grid provided once you have entered the
required ticket information. If the location is found, it will be displayed in the center of the map. Otherwise, you
may need to search manually for the correct area. Once the correct area is found, you will need to encompass
the entire area of excavation by selecting grids on the map. The area you select will determine the utilities
to be notified.
Search Results
THE MAP
Requested Location
This field will auto - fill the data entered
from “Location Information”.
If ITIC finds one or more matches for your site, the
options will be listed here. Click the drop down list to
view all options and select the correct location.
(Not seen in Google View)
*TOP PORTION of ITIC MAP
Street/Address Search
Lat/Lon Search
Use this button to manually search for a
specific address, street, intersection, and/or
city. (See page 21 for more details)
Use this button to manually
search for Lat/Lon coordinates.
(See page 22 for more details)
Changing the information in the Street/Address Search box WILL NOT change the information
FYI entered in the Location Information fields. Make changes to Location Information fields separately.
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STEP 4: MAP IT - THE MAP Continued
View
Directional
Button
Change the image of the map to the OCC
map view (pictured), Satellite view
(See page 25 for example), or Google map
view. (See page 23 for example)
Click the directional
button in the direction
you would like the
map to move.
[You can also “grab”
and move the map by
holding down the left
mouse button.]
Zoom ‘In’ & ‘Out’ Bar
Zoom in for more detail
by clicking on the plus (+)
sign or by dragging the
marker up on the bar.
Zoom out for an
increased overall view by
clicking on the minus (-)
sign or by dragging the
marker down on the bar.
[You can also zoom in
and out by using the
middle rolling button
on your mouse when
your mouse point is
on the map.]
Select Grids
Identify
Use this function to select grids on the Use this function to identify roads,
map and create an excavation polygon highways, rivers, creeks, etc., on the
around your dig site.
map that may not show a name. The
name will appear in the bottom section
of the map next to “Highlight.” Zooming
in on the map makes more
names visible.
Measure
Use this function to measure
the distance between points
on the map. Using this tool
regularly ensures proper
coverage of excavation
areas and confirms
distances along roads.
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STEP 4: MAP IT - Continued
FINDING THE CORRECT LOCATION ON THE MAP
Automatic Address Search
If the system finds an exact match for the address provided (single address only), ITIC will zoom in
and display the location in the center of the map (as shown below). Check the following to confirm
the system has found the correct location:
• The street name is spelled correctly.
• The nearest intersecting street provided is the closest intersecting street to the jobsite.
• The city currently displayed is the same as the city provided.
• The Search Results drop down for multiple matching options.
MAP: Automatic Address Search
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STEP 4: MAP IT - FINDING THE CORRECT LOCATION ON THE MAP Continued
Automatic Intersection Search
If there is no address or the address was not found, ITIC automatically performs an intersection
search. If the intersection is found, ITIC will zoom in and display the intersection in the center of
the map (As shown below). Check the following to confirm the system has found the
correct location:
• The street names are spelled correctly.
• The nearest intersecting street provided is the closest intersecting street to the jobsite.
• The city currently displayed is the same as the city provided.
• The Search Results drop down for multiple matching options.
MAP: Automatic Intersection Search
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STEP 4: MAP IT - FINDING THE CORRECT LOCATION ON THE MAP Continued
Manual Street/Address Search
The map will center in the
county listed on the ticket.
Use the Street Search
feature to manually
search for the area.
In the Street Search box, the fields default with the information entered in the Location Information. This
information can be changed in order to search for different areas on the map. Changing this information does
NOT change the information in the Location Information fields; it only changes your search criteria. You may
enter a single street with the city, another intersection with the city, or just the city itself. If the new data
entered is found, it will be centered on the map.
If you are working on a street or road with “State”, “County”, or “Hwy” in the name, and it
has an alternate name, use the alternate name to expedite the map search.
If you have a number in the street name (hwy or county road) search only the number.
Changing the information in the Street/Address Search box WILL NOT change the information
FYI entered in the Location Information fields. Make changes to Location Information fields separately.
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STEP 4: MAP IT - FINDING THE CORRECT LOCATION ON THE MAP Continued
Search by Latitude/Longitude
ITIC will automatically search accurate coordinates provided on the ticket.
If you wish to do a manual Lat/Lon search click the “Lat/Lon Search” button.
Enter the coordinates in the
correct format. The map will
center the coordinates on
the screen with a point if they
are found within the county you
have provided.
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STEP 4: MAP IT - FINDING THE CORRECT LOCATION ON THE MAP Continued
Manual Google Map Search
If the location is not found automatically by ITIC, you may choose to search Google.
Click on the Google button to change the map view.
The Search Results drop-down box will be replaced with a Google Search field. The information
in this field is copied from the Requested Location. Click the search button to the right of this field to
search the location on the Google map.
To search a different intersection, remove the address, street and intersecting street, and leave the city.
Then enter the new intersection preceding the city in the format shown below:
After the location is found,
you can select grids on the
Google map
Guidelines for selecting grids
on the map on (pg 24)
Note: If working in Maryland,
you will not be able to select
more than 3 grids for any
single ticket. If you are
working in Washington DC,
you will only be able to select
1 grid per ticket.
MAP: Manual Google Map Search
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STEP 4: MAP IT - Continued
Grids
Selecting Grids
To map your excavation area, you will need to select existing grids to encompass your entire worksite.
First, choose the ‘Select Grids’ tool located in the lower right corner of the map. Then simply click on
the area of your excavation. The grid you have selected will be highlighted in green. Continue to select
surrounding grids until you are certain your excavation area is completely encompassed.
To “unselect” a grid, simply click on it.
MAP: Single Grid Selected
MAP: Multiple Grids Selected
Note: If working in Maryland, you will not
be able to select more than 3 grids for
any single ticket. If you are working in
Washington DC, you will only be able to
select 1 grid per ticket.
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STEP 4: MAP IT - GRIDS Continued
Measuring to a specific point
You can use the measure function to determine distances on the map. Place the first point at the intersection,
then click to make points following the road to the end point. Watch the ‘Total Length’ indicator at the bottom
of the map. Once you have measured the appropriate distance, click “Select Grids” and select grids to encompass the entire worksite at that point. If you find that the distance measured on the map is different than the
distance you have entered in the Extent of Work, correct the distance in the Extent of Work.
Using the “Satellite” Option to Verify the Location
If you wish to see an aerial view of the site location, click on the “satellite” view button after selecting your grids
on the OCC or Google map. The Satellite view can help you verify that the selected grids are large enough and
have been placed in the correct location. To make changes, simply click on the grids you have selected to
‘un-select’ them, and choose new grid(s).
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STEP 5: START DATE INFORMATION
Ticket Type
You may choose to change the type of ticket you are filing with this drop-down menu. This field will default to
STANDARD ticket type (the ticket type for normal locate requests).
• If you are requesting a ‘normal’ locate request (a start
date & time with the standard 48-hour notice) choose
the STANDARD Ticket Type.
• If your work is part of the One Maryland Broadband
Network project, choose the OMBN ticket type.
• If you are installing mainline and/or service fiber for
Verizon, select either the Verizon FTTP or Verizon
FIOS Ticket Types. Only use this ticket type if you are an
employee of Verizon (or an affiliated contractor).
Work to Begin Date
These fields will default to the minimum start date and time required by state law on Standard tickets.
In Maryland:
In Washington DC:
The earliest available work to begin time will be 2
business days from the date the ticket was filed, at
11:59 pm.
The earliest work to begin time will be 48 business
hours from the date and time the ticket was filed.
Once you are satisfied that the polygon encompasses the entire excavation
area and you have selected a start date/time, click “Next Step”.
FYI
Tickets sent to review after 5pm EST Monday - Friday and all tickets received on weekends and
holidays will be processed as though it was received on the following business day.
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UTILITY NOTIFICATION LIST / SUBMITTING YOUR LOCATE REQUEST
After clicking “Next Step” you will be presented with the Utility Notification screen.
The list of utilities notified is based on the location where the mapping grids were selected. If there are any
utilities in the area that are not listed on the ticket, you MUST notify them directly.
Submit, cancel, or suspend the ticket by choosing one of the options a the bottom of the page.
If you choose “Cancel”, the ticket will NOT be submitted and you will be returned to the ITIC main menu.
Clicking “Go Back” will return you to the location information and map page of the request.
If you are ready to submit your ITIC locate request, click
the “Next Step” button on the bottom of the screen.
ATTENTION:
The call center will send you a confirmation copy of your completed locate request. Please note that it is
your responsibility to verify that ALL information is accurate upon the receipt of a completed request.
There is a link located on confirmation email. Click this link and view the map one more time to ensure the
entire excavation area is included within the polygon drawn. REMEMBER: Tickets submitted to review after
5pm will be reviewed the next business day. If you find any errors, call 1 (800) 257-7777 to correct the ticket.
If a ticket you have submitted for review lacks required information or contains errors, we will send you
an email. The email will contain additional instructions on how to correct your ticket.
If you do not receive a copy of the completed locate request it is your responsibility to re-submit the request.
No excavation should take place until you receive a copy of the completed locate request and ALL utilities
have responded.
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CANCEL TICKET
Use ‘Cancel Ticket’ to cancel an existing ticket before the start date and time
on the ticket has passed.
Select “Cancel Ticket” at the ITIC main menu screen, and enter the ticket number.
Verify the information on the ticket to be sure it is the ticket you wish to cancel. You must view all pages of the
ticket through to the Utility Notification Screen (pg 27).
Click “Next Step” on the Utility Notification Screen (pg 27) to complete the cancellation request.
NOTE: Cancellation cannot be undone. Once a ticket has been canceled, you must complete a brand new
ticket with a full 2 working day notice to re-start the marking process.
VIEW A LOCATE REQUEST
Log into ITIC and click “View a Locate Request” on the ITIC Main Menu.
Enter the ticket number for the ticket you wish to search in the “Message Number” field and click the
“Search” button.
Clicking on “Cancel” will take you back to the ITIC Main Menu.
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UPDATE TICKET
Use Update Ticket to renew
markings on an existing ticket
when no changes are needed.
Click “Update Ticket” at the ITIC
main menu screen (pg 05).
Enter the ticket number that you
wish to update in the “Ticket
Number” field. Click “Search”
to open the ticket for an update.
Click “Cancel” to return to the
Main Menu.
NOTE: Only update your ticket if it is expired,
or if the markings are no longer visible.
If another employee processed the original ticket, change the user name to your name and update the
contact information if needed.
Emergency tickets cannot be updated.
In Maryland:
In Washington DC:
Miss Utility tickets are valid for 12 business days
after the day on which the ticket is transmitted to
the owner-members. If your work will extend beyond
the expiration date you must update your ticket by
the 9th business day.
District One Call tickets are valid for 15 business
days from the day the ticket is processed. The
ticket must be updated by the 12th business day if
work will extend beyond the 15th business day.
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APPROVED
ABBREVIATION LIST
The following is a list of approved abbreviations.
These are the only abbreviations to be used when processing
a ticket. Please spell out the complete word when time and
space are available.
Approximately – APPROX
Mount – MT
Utility – UTIL
Association – ASSOC
North – N
Water – WTR
Avenue – AVE
Parkway – PKWY
West – W
Between – BTWN
Pedestal – PED
Block – BLK
Place – PL
Boulevard – BLVD
Pole # – P#
Building – BLDG
Property – PROP
Circle – CIR
Railroad – R/R
Construction – CONST
Relocate – RELOC
Court – CT
Right of Way – R.O.W.
Development – DEVEL
Road – RD
Drive – DR
Route – RT
East – E
Service – SVC
Electric – ELEC
Sewer – SWR
Feet – FT
South – S
Highway – HWY
Square – SQ
House – HSE
Street – ST
Inground – IG
Subdivision – SUBD
Install – INST
Terrace – TER
Intersection – INTER
Trail – TR
Interstate – I-
Transformer – TRANS
Locate – LOC
Underground – UG
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DISTANCES
and
MEASUREMENTS
1/10 OF A MILE =
0.10 MILE =
528 FEET
2/10 OF A MILE =
0.20 MILE =
1056 FEET
3/10 OF A MILE =
0.30 MILE =
1584 FEET
4/10 OF A MILE =
0.40 MILE =
2112 FEET
5/10 OF A MILE =
0.50 MILE =
2640 FEET
6/10 OF A MILE =
0.60 MILE =
3168 FEET
7/10 OF A MILE =
0.70 MILE =
3696 FEET
8/10 OF A MILE =
0.80 MILE =
4224 FEET
9/10 OF A MILE =
0.90 MILE =
4752 FEET
1/16 OF A MILE =
110 YARDS=
330 FEET
1/8 OF A MILE =
220 YARDS=
660 FEET
1/4 OF A MILE =
0.25 MILE =
1320 FEET
1/3 OF A MILE =
0.33 MILE =
1760 FEET
3/8 OF A MILE =
660 YARDS=
1980 FEET
1/2 OF A MILE =
0.5 MILE =
2640 FEET
2/3 OF A MILE =
0.66 MILE =
3520 FEET
3/4 OF A MILE =
0.75 MILE =
3960 FEET
1MILE =1760
YARDS=5280
FEET
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WORK OFF PROPERTY & ROADS EXAMPLE
If the work area is taking place on (or along) a map/geographical feature (creeks, railroad tracks, etc...),
use the same method as work taking place on a roadway. However, you must include driving directions to
the feature.
As always, the driving directions must start at an intersection of 2 named roads, and must include
approximate distance and direction (from the intersection) to the work area.
Example
The excavator is working in the creek and 10ft on both sides of the creek, for approximately 600ft. Driving
directions should be given as follows:
“From the intersection of Swallow Falls Rd and Sines Cemetery Dr,
travel east on Swallow Falls Rd approximately 400ft to the unnamed creek. Travel southeast following the
creek for 1500ft. At this point, mark in creek and 10ft on both sides of creek going southeast for 600ft.”
Select the appropriate
grids until you are certain
your excavation area is
completely encompassed.
To “unselect” a grid, simply
click on it
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