The GEO1 team have surveyed thousands of miles of electrical transmission corridor. We work with highly experienced pilots who know how to maximize flight time for more efficient acquisition. Our unique Intelligent Aerial Sensing solution delivers detailed LiDAR, high resolution video, and 100 megapixel images. Our post-acquisition workflow simplifies analysis through an online interface with the capability to export maintenance reports, KML files, and videos.
The following video shows the range of our technology including thorough and cost-effective acquisition of data for corridor management.
We provide a cost-effective solution for analysis of corridor vegetation management to meet the requirements of the NERC FAC-003-4 Reliability Standard, and the Compliance & Monitoring Enforcement Program (CMEP). Our technology provides a range of sensors and reporting options to meet the specific requirements of each Regional Entity (RE) as detailed in the most recent NERC ERO Enterprise Compliance and Monitoring Enforcement Program Implementation Plan. Acquisition data can also be archived on a secure server for immediate access to the customer.
Real-time Graphic Overlay Enables Post-Flight Analysis
Our Cineflex GEO+ system can display real-time graphics from Google Earth KML files on top of the video. The overlays are viewed on the monitor while flying and recorded as HD Video. The overlays can show centerlines, right-of-way boundary lines, street and river crossing information, and structure names. The overlay graphics can help show possible vegetation and structural encroachments. Our in-house team will create the right-of-way boundary KML from customer-supplied centerline files.
Vegetation Management Reports and Danger Tree Analysis
GEO1 survey data can be delivered through our Corridor Interactive Report, or through integration into PLS-CADD and other engineering applications for danger tree analysis. Our clients can also use the new Global Mapper LiDAR Module for profile view of vegetation heights along the right-of-way boundary.
Corridor Interactive Report
The GEO1 Corridor Interactive Report (CIR) is an online system for viewing of corridor surveys. Video, images, and LiDAR acquisition data are linked with a Google Earth map and editable CSV spreadsheet of possible encroachments. The CIR enables clients to easily export maintenance work orders with attached KML files and video frame grabs.
As part of our long-term commitment to our clients, GEO1 will build a custom online site for your transmission and substation network survey data. The secure site will catalog all acquisition data and Corridor Interactive Reports using an easy to navigate interface.
Easy Flight Navigation and Live Moving Maps
Displaying the centerline assists the aircraft crew in following the correct line. When multiple lines come together, or converge at a sub-station, the clean graphic line displays the circuit path.
GEO1 developed GEOLook, a custom integration of Global Mapper and Cineflex GEO+ data, to display the polygon representing the camera field of view on a real-time moving map. The map shows the transmission centerline and right-of-way boundary over a choice of base map layers.
In-Flight Encroachment Notation
We provide the survey patrol observer with the capability to mark possible encroachments while in-flight. Exported as a KML or CSV in the post-flight analysis, these marks can be verified with a closer look at the high-definition video in combination with LiDAR data.
Extreme Detail for Preventative Maintenance
Frame exports from our 6K gyro-stabilized airborne camera system deliver 19.4 (6144 x 3160) megapixel images for detailed views of structural components. In the image below, the circle shows the detail available at 100% zoom.
Highly detailed 19.4 megapixel frame exports are available from our 6K gyro-stabilized camera system. This image shows the resolution at 100% zoom.
GEO1 links high-resolution imagery to a Google Earth KMZ file for easy access to asset inventory. Each KML place mark contains a thumbnail of the image. Clicking on the image delivers the full resolution file from detailed view. Original images can be acquired up to 100 megapixel resolutions, and are geo-referenced to the place mark location.
Simultaneous, or stand-alone, LiDAR acquisition is available. Using the newest Riegl scanner technology, highly detailed LiDAR data is acquired in an extremely wide swath with point density ranging from 35-100 points per square meter.
The samples below were acquired at altitudes of 400-600 AGL at a flight velocity of 40 knots:
Get started with a free consultation on how to use the newest technology for management of your critical transmission assets and NERC FAC-003-4 compliance reports. The GEO1 team is available for in-depth conference calls, or travel to your location at our expense. Please contact us for more information.