- What components make up the imagery system?
- Where does GeoVantage – Aeroptic fly?
- What are the key markets for GeoVantage – Aeroptic imagery?
- How is resulting imagery used?
- What is the process for a typical project?
- Does GeoVantage – Aeroptic make archive imagery available for sale?
- Who are some of GeoVantage – Aeroptic’s clients?
What components make up the imagery system?
The system is composed of an integrated global positioning system (GPS), inertial measurement unit (IMU) and digital 4-camera array (RGB for full color and CIR – color-infrared) or splayed prosumer cameras in the case of the GeoPod. The external sensor is housed in a compact, portable unit that attaches to any compatible single-engine aircraft (such as a Cessna 172) and is connected to an internal computer (tablet PC) with a touchscreen display and flight line steering bar. – Back to top –
Where does GeoVantage – Aeroptic fly?
Flexible technology makes it possible to fly projects located around the globe. The required sensors can simply be shipped to the project region and easily attached to rental aircraft for imagery collection. Projects have been completed throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as South Africa, the Bahamas, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, the UK and France. Long-term partners in South Africa, Australia, and Argentina, make collection in those regions even easier as shipping is eliminated. – Back to top –
What are the key markets for GeoVantage – Aeroptic imagery?
This high-resolution imagery can be used for countless applications including clients in the forestry, agriculture, oil and gas, environmental management, emergency response and urban planning markets. GeoVantage – Aeroptic is also actively developing products for use in defense/intelligence applications.– Back to top –
- Stand delineation
- Inventory analysis
- Depletion mapping
- Damage assessment
- Precision agriculture techniques
- Management of spatial variability in crop performance
- Health and size of crop
- Class Analysis
- High Consequence Area (HCA) Mapping
- Pipeline Route Planning
- Worldwide Exploration
- Vegetation delineation
- Pervious/impervious mapping
- Water quality
- Change detection
- Analysis of large-scale environmental changes such as fire damage, flooding, erosion, or chemical spills
- Containment and solution planning
- Road planning
- Real estate management
- Land use calculations
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- Client submits shapefiles for collection to GeoVantage – Aeroptic via a Web-based interface.
- Shapefiles are translated into our mission plan, which is loaded on the tablet PC flight computer.
- Missions are flown for image capture according to mission planning.
- GeoVantage processes and delivers resulting GIS-ready imagery.
- Client may apply their own data overlays to the imagery for further analysis. – Back to top –
Does GeoVantage – Aeroptic make archive imagery available for sale?
While GeoVantage – Aeroptic specializes in custom collection of imagery to best meet our clients’ specifications, archived imagery can be purchased as well if available for your region of interest. Interested buyers can contact GeoVantage – Aeropticwith specific requests to see if appropriate archive imagery is available. – Back to top –
Who are GeoVantage – Aeroptic’s clients?
Dozens of major corporations, government agencies and municipalities, including J.D. Irving, Domtar, NOAA and Ocean Spray, have selected GeoVantage – Aeroptic to provide imagery for their diverse forestry, environmental management, agriculture, and urban planning applications. View a more complete client list here. – Back to top –