Electric utility companies are adopting drones as a very efficient and safe alternative to traditional electric utility inspection work. In many cases, this means costs savings by eliminating the need to deploy highly-skilled linemen and expensive equipment onsite.
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV) and larger long endurance drones are being equipped with High Definition, UV (corona) and forward looking infrared (FLIR) thermal imaging video sensors and high-resolution still frame cameras. These sensor capabilities offer exceptional utility line, structure, substation and other facility inspection data from affordable and portable UAS platforms.
LineVision for UAV Utility Inspection
Using Remote GeoSystems LineVision inspection, survey and reporting software suite, utility drone operators can now easily create standardized, immersive GIS deliverables for their clients and stakeholders using geotagged videos, photos and reports.
LineVision is a complete suite of integrated GIS software to enable geospatial video analysis, reporting and sharing of UAV video and photo inspection data using existing enterprise mapping programs.