Using multiple helicopters, corridor projects are broken up into acquisition segments. The helicopters are deployed with dual sensors to collect imagery and lidar. The data are then uploaded as captured into the AWS hosting environment where Correlator3D resides. Precise positioning and angular information from the ABGPS and IMU are applied to both datasets in the initial processing. This is used to perform AT as part of the image processing workflow. A surface generated from the lidar is also imported and used as part of the ortho-mosaicking process. Once processing is complete, the resulting data is checked for quality and prepared for further AI-related extraction as per clients' specifications. With larger datasets, successful processing workflows are duplicated and scripted for processing additional blocks or segments as they become available.
Sharper Shape’s CORE Digital Twin, a cloud-based application, is designed to allow all stakeholders access to the data they specifically need. Base layers such as digital elevation models, orthomosaics and colorized lidar point clouds provide the geospatial component for their AI-derived products.
According to Sharper Shape, the benefits of using Correlator3D are its ease of use, operation in a cloud-hosted environment with distributed processing over multiple machines and the ability to script common workflows.
Developed with utilities, for utilities, Sharper Shape offers a holistic and proactive approach to utility asset and vegetation management. Bringing together typically siloed processes, Sharper Shape has transformed inspection automation, applying AI and machine learning to unlock otherwise impossible efficiencies and deliver sharper intelligence for a safer world. For more information, visit www.sharpershape.com.