Mapping technology used to more effectively meet regulatory requirements
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Feb. 12th, 2013 – GeoDigital International Inc. announced today a new collaboration with Google, helping utility organizations to effectively address the fast growing and heavily regulated aspects of engineering and vegetation management in both Transmission and Distribution markets. Google’s Enterprise mapping products, combined with GeoDigital’s market- leading position in corridor asset management, provide the strong solutions-based platform required for facilitating the immediate delivery of actionable imagery and LiDAR-derived business intelligence across an enterprise and to the mobile worker.
GeoDigital’s President and CEO Alastair N. Jenkins commented that “With its unrivalled infrastructure, Google can open new possibilities for how the utilities industry can benefit from cloud- based applications. Together, we can ensure the delivery of accurate and actionable location information both to an enterprise and to a mobile device in days, not months.” Jenkins continued by adding “This agreement offers GeoDigital a unique opportunity to integrate Google Maps Engine, a cloud-enabled mapping platform, providing our customers with an unprecedented data storage strategy in parallel with our already successful Software and Information As A Service (SIAAS) solutions.”
GeoDigital integrates the world’s most advanced imaging and data acquisition technologies to perform airborne and ground mapping services with LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to deliver industry leading business intelligence solutions for vegetation clearance management and engineering line rating analysis. By enabling Google Earth and Google Maps Engine, this can bring unrivalled advancements in the way utilities can access their data with greater ease and increased mobility for work planning and execution of regulatory compliance reporting.
“Google Maps Engine represents one of our most powerful mapping solutions that can be applied in the utilities space. Purpose-built to create, manage and visualize map data, our cloud-based technology can give OEMs, such as GeoDigital, a competitive advantage,” says Tarun Bhatnagar, director, Google Maps for Business. “Unlike traditional utility solutions, GeoDigital’s Google Maps Engine-powered solution allows users to access critical location information and imagery anytime, anywhere. For managing regulatory requirements in the field, this can help streamline traditionally time-consuming and complex processes,” he adds.
About GeoDigital International Inc.
GeoDigital International Inc. and its predecessor companies have a 20-year history in airborne mapping for the utility industry, providing leading-edge solutions for mapping, vegetation inspection and line rating and clearance analysis services to customers across around the world. With offices located throughout Canada and the United States, GeoDigital has mapped more than 480,000 km (nearly 300,000 miles) and more than 1,800,000 structures worldwide making GeoDigital the leader for corridor mapping in North America. For more information please visit www.geodigital.com.