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Vegetation management for utility corridors 2017-08-30T10:33:02+00:00

Vegetation
Management
for Utility Corridors

The future of drone utility inspections

Sharper Shape offers our industry-leading Vegetation Management service as an exclusive stand-alone service. We can perform a turnkey inspection, or process your own LiDAR data. After automatically identifying danger trees, branching issues, and growth in the ROW, the cloud-based Sharper Inspector and Sharper Viewer applications are ideal environments for reviewing all identified vegetation issues. We have processed thousands of miles of LiDAR data from electric transmission and distribution systems using our intelligent software applications.

Vegetation
Management Workflow

Drone

Drone

Plan & Capture

Plan & Capture

Process & Visualisation

Process & Visualisation

Analysis (Optional)

Analysis
(Optional)

Actionable Report (Optional)

Actionable Report
(Optional)

Sharper A6

For Sharper Shape’s turnkey Vegetation Management services, the heavy-lift Sharper A6 is the ideal aircraft. The A6 is capable of reliably carrying large LiDAR scanners, and the systems’s Command and Control (C2) systems are designed for BVLOS operations. For situations where the customer supplies their own LiDAR data, Sharper Shape provides our expert Vegetation Management analysis software and reporting tools. The method used to capture the point cloud vegetation data is completely left up to the customer.

Sharper A6

Software

The Sharper Clearance Analyzer is the key software technology used for  our Vegetation Management service. The customer is provided with a convenient way of viewing and interacting with the automatically inspected point cloud data.

Automated Analysis

Algorithmically detects and classifies vegetation issues throughout the transmission or distribution inspection zone.

Effortless Automation

Flexible Set-up

The customer’s own vegetation management policies are imported into the software and are used to set the threshold values for triggering Sharper Clearance Analyzer issues.

Effortless Automation

Advanced Visualisation

Clearance Analyzer outputs versatile XML data in addition to a colorized point cloud for easy visual identification of vegetation issues.

Effortless Automation

Outcome

Sharper Shape’s Vegetation Management service delivers detailed information on the condition of all vegetation throughout the inspected area. Reports detailing identified issues can be customized in a wide range of formats – from a .PDF map of the area to a GIS-compatible XML file. Customers also can also view and manipulate a 3D model of the ROW within the Sharper Viewer application, with issues colorized for easy visual identification.

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