As a result of the aggressive time-line for the NERC FAC-008 mandate and to fulfill the precise, exacting facility and thermal rating analysis needs of electric engineering firms and electric transmission companies, LiDAR Services International (LSI) Calgary, Alberta established their wholly-owned subsidiary, LiDAR Service, LLC., in Las Vegas, NV., on July 28, 2011, and are pleased to announce the completion of 1,065 miles of a NERC related LiDAR and imagery survey for a major electrical engineering consulting firm.
The contract to perform the airborne LiDAR data collection and processing was awarded to LiDAR Services, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada based on cost effective pricing as well as the company’s extensive experience in collecting LiDAR over transmission lines not only in North America but in Central America, Asia and Africa.
The 1,065 miles of NERC related LiDAR and imagery survey was comprised of two projects. The initial project was for an accurate as-built survey and development of PLS-CADD models using LiDAR technology on a 250kV DC transmission line that crossed two states – North Dakota and Minnesota and was 465 miles in length. The second project the LiDAR Services, LLC team completed was the survey of 600 miles of 115kV and 230kV circuit AC lines located in NE Minnesota.
For both projects, field collected LiDAR data was collected on time and on budget. A comprehensive processing and data delivery schedule was agreed to by all parties for required deliverables. LiDAR Services, LLC employed their proprietary MATRIX LiDAR system for both projects. Besides collecting all LiDAR components, downward and forward high resolution digital imagery was captured as well as high resolution forward digital video. A laser point density of 25 points/m2 was maintained over the entire project, a 21 megapixel camera collected individual tower pictures during the LiDAR survey, and orthorectified imagery was delivered with 6 inch pixel resolution.
“LiDAR Services, LLC is very pleased to obtain this contract for services from a leading USA engineering consulting firm experienced in all aspects of integrating LiDAR with PLS-CADD software,” said Tony Tubman, LiDAR Services, LLC Manager. “Both companies contributed their individual expertise to the contract award and this very successful approach will be used by LiDAR Services LLC, as we expand our business operations in the USA”.
About LiDAR Services, LLC:
LiDAR Services, LLC is a global leader in airborne LiDAR services, performing engineering level LiDAR surveys across the globe from the high-Arctic to the jungles of Borneo. LiDAR Services, LLC operates two helicopter-based LiDAR systems and one fixed-wing system. What differentiates LiDAR Services LLC from other mapping companies is their single-minded commitment to their client’s project, their unequalled experience, knowledge, technical expertise, innovation and customized survey solutions and services. For more information contact Art Silver, 888-870-9972, firstname.lastname@example.org