ALDOT Uses SimActive Software to Support Tornado Recovery
November 13, 2023
SimActive Inc. announces the use of Correlator3D by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to process drone imagery for damage assessment.
Earlier this year, a powerful tornado ripped through the southwest portion of the city of Selma in Alabama. ALDOT quickly collected more than 18,000 images of the area and within 24 hours, processed the data using SimActive software and delivered digital surface models and orthomosaics.
SimActive’s Correlator3D allows us to process huge datasets rapidly and distribute them to the many groups that need the data.
“Time is critical when responding to disasters like this one”, said J.D. D’Arville, UAS Program Administrator at ALDOT. “SimActive’s Correlator3D allows us to process huge datasets rapidly and distribute them to the many groups that need the data.”
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is a state agency with the primary responsibility of statewide transportation through all modes of travel. ALDOT employs approximately 4,000 people and utilizes federal, state, and local funds. Its UAS department was formed in 2016 and includes 7 drone pilots centrally located within the State. Operating primarily fixed-wing drones, the team is on track to complete over 4,300 missions this year. For more information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.