Webinar on May 12th 2021 at 4pm CET

Infrastructure and Remote Sensing

A Replacement for Ground-Based Monitoring Of Critical Infrastructure?

Learn about monitoring critical infrastructure with remote sensing

As the resolution of satellite imagery and the breadth and accuracy of analytics capabilities have increased, so has the range of opportunities provided by remote sensing in utilities, telecommunications, and oil & gas. Many tasks carried out by manual inspections, Earth-based sensors, or even imaging from helicopters may become obsolete.

In this webinar, we’ll pose the following question to industry experts - is remote sensing a replacement for ground-based monitoring of critical infrastructure? They will look at whether vegetation management, ground movement, and line-of-sight analysis can now be conducted from satellite imagery through their presentations. The presenters will demonstrate, through technical walkthroughs, how the remote sensing industry is challenging traditional methods of infrastructure monitoring and construction planning.

May 12th 2021 at 4pm CET

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Satellites Analytics: Transforming Vegetation Management for Electric Utilities

Rahul Saxena, CTO & Co-Founder at AiDash

Satellite analytics is transforming the way electric utilities conduct Operations & Maintenance for their geographically distributed assets, especially in the Vegetation Management space. In this session, the speaker will share how AiDash used high-resolution multispectral satellite data from UP42 and combined it with Artificial Intelligence to enable intelligent and data-driven vegetation management for Fortune 500 clients.

Session highlights:

  • Satellite and AI Models – Delivering intelligence to utility vegetation management
  • Remote monitoring & survey of geographically distributed assets
  • Pipeline encroachment and methane gas leaks
  • Ecological and environmental surveys for land sustainability, biodiversity, pollution control and more
  • Case Studies – Explaining Real-time implementation of AiDash Intelligent Vegetation Management System (IVMS) at scale for existing clients


Understanding the Versatility of Viewsheds for Line-of-Sight Analysis

Nathan Mercer, Software Engineer at Intermap

Viewshed analysis is a versatile visual tool used in a variety of industries for site assessment and selection. We will discuss two types of viewsheds: Basic and RF. Basic viewsheds are used for site evaluation in renewable energy and construction projects and for UAV mission planning. RF viewsheds combine line-of-sight and radio frequency algorithms for signal propagation analyses in telecommunications. High-resolution digital elevation models are key in generating accurate viewsheds. We will explore the many use cases of viewshed analysis and factors that affect results.


Monitor Ground Deformation Along 1000s of Kilometers of Infrastructure

Sarah Thompson, Customer Success Technician at CATALYST

Transportation networks, electrical grids, energy pipelines, and telecommunications are crucial veins of society that even the slightest disruption or downtime can have costly and far-reaching consequences. To ensure our critical infrastructure remains online, organizations spend billions of dollars annually on monitoring and preventative maintenance activities. Ground deformation is particularly important to monitor because uneven deformation of the ground around infrastructure can cause undue physical stress that can lead to downtime or catastrophic failures.

InSAR technology is quickly becoming an important asset in the efforts to monitor our vast networks of infrastructure, because of its innate ability to reliably detect ground deformation as precise as a few millimeters. Today many companies are adopting InSAR as a complimentary monitoring solution to ground surveying due to its ability to fill in the spatial and temporal no data gaps that are unavoidable with traditional surveys. Join us as we showcase how you can leverage our latest UP42 processing block to monitor ground deformation for thousands of kilometers of infrastructure with a few lines of code.