Aerotec can support transmission line routing and construction projects through an incremental implementation of its lidar, imagery, and GIS technology. This approach allows for quicker selection of primary and alternate routes; detailed survey data along the selected route, faster timelines, and an overall reduction in new route construction budgets.
Step 1: Aerotec collects high resolution color digital imagery of the planned line corridor
Aerotec's digital imagery technology requires minimal ground targets, which reduces mission prep time
Aerotec's digital imagery is geo-referenced and ortho-rectified, and imports easily into all major engineering software packages
Aerotec can collect, process and deliver more than 100 square miles of high resolution color imagery in less than a month
Step 2: Select your primary and alternate routes, build detailed strip maps
From the imagery, primary and secondary routes are easy to build and plan from
Once the final basic route is settled, refined strip maps of the corridor can be extracted from the existing imagery - no need to re-fly!
Step 3: Survey the selected route with lidar
With the route finalized, lidar data is collected to precisely define the terrain where structures will be placed
Aerotec's lidar DEMs, DTMs, and contour maps import easily into all major engineering software packages
Step 4: Engineer and build the line
Using line engineering programs such as PLS-CADD, TL-CADD, Pole-CADD, and others, the lidar and imagery data support rapid design and engineering of the final line