Our utility power line service has been operational since 2011 and we have flown hundreds of missions for power line routing and inspections in Southern Africa. We have developed sophisticated acquisition and processing routines providing efficient and cost effective solutions for network inspections, identification of defects within structures, vegetation encroachment, modeling (PLS_CADD) and new route determination. Recent projects include the modelling of substations and overhead lines, corridor planning and conductor inspections - all derived from precise high resolution LiDAR and imaging sensors from either fixed wing or rotary platforms.
Our fixed wing platform is for rapid capture of wider area surveys where the aircraft typically operates at 120kts/hour and generates highly accurate data for precise terrain mapping of topography as well as utility assets and is coupled with RGB and NIR cameras when and if required.
Geosense also provide coverage of the full concession mining area captured from our large format digital cameras. Products include high resolution image mosaics at 5cm GSD, Digital Surface Models (DSM’s), Digital Terrain Models (DTM’s) and the provision of 2D and 3D vector line maps of the concessions.
Our bespoke LiDAR system for rotary platforms captures extremely dense datasets and because the helicopter provides better maneuverability than a fixed wing Geosense can survey the project area more efficiently and capture and map complex features and assets and is ideal for engineering projects.