Corridor Map: Low-Altitude Aerial Mapping, Part 1 of 3: Are you taking Advantage of it?
August 17, 2012 Leave a comment
Video Transcript-Low-Altitude Corridor Mapping Part 1 of 3
Low altitude Corridor mapping has emerged in the last couple of years to great profitability, especially for those who entered early. The most common type of corridor mapping has been to map utilities, involving power lines, transformers, towers, other assets, as well as the environments around them such as vegetation encroachment, the width of the corridor, the properties corridors go through, etc…
This has been a great place to be for aerial mapping. Why? Well, in our energy hungry world, it’s in our best interest that our energy distribution systems grow to meet demand and are well maintained. You need energy to do what you want with your family, your friends, your work, your goals. You don’t want a blackout.
This means that for your mapping organization, the same areas need to be mapped and re-mapped often. That’s because vegetation grows, and you can determine the areas where it could cause supply problems. You can perform asset management for the utility companies, and provide them with the statuses and maintenance of their assets to prevent future problems. You can supply the information they need so that they can plan for land development and population growth.
So why is aerial mapping more productive for the utility company? Because they don’t have to send (as frequently) workers to walk along a power line for manual, error-prone, visual inspections, climb up every single tower, or fly a helicopter dangerously low. Instead, a helicopter or plane with sensors, flying above the lines, can cover more area than a team of field workers. You can do it quicker, safer, more accurately with proper georeferencing, with much more automation, which means less human errors.
For you, it means your mapping company has ongoing, multi-term, predictable revenue, allowing you to make better, long-term business decisions to invest in yourself.
So let me ask you, Are you taking advantage of low altitude corridor mapping? There are many ways to get involved in the market verticals. Are you taking advantage of the verticals?
The next video will be on the three categories or levels of service that mapping companies are providing, involving different verticals.
This is GeoErnest.