Mapping technology used to more effectively meet regulatory requirements
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Feb. 12th, 2013 – GeoDigital International Inc. announced today a newcollaboration with Google, helping utility organizations to effectively address the fast growing andheavily regulated aspects of engineering and vegetation management in both Transmission andDistribution markets. Google’s Enterprise mapping products, combined with GeoDigital’s marketleadingposition in corridor asset management, provide the strong solutions-based platform requiredfor facilitating the immediate delivery of actionable imagery and LiDAR-derived business intelligenceacross an enterprise and to the mobile worker.
GeoDigital’s President and CEO Alastair N. Jenkins commented that “With its unrivalledinfrastructure, Google can open new possibilities for how the utilities industry can benefit from cloudbasedapplications. Together, we can ensure the delivery of accurate and actionable locationinformation both to an enterprise and to a mobile device in days, not months.” Jenkins continued byadding “This agreement offers GeoDigital a unique opportunity to integrate Google Maps Engine, acloud-enabled mapping platform, providing our customers with an unprecedented data storagestrategy 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 toperform airborne and ground mapping services with LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to deliverindustry leading business intelligence solutions for vegetation clearance management andengineering line rating analysis. By enabling Google Earth and Google Maps Engine, this can bringunrivalled advancements in the way utilities can access their data with greater ease and increasedmobility for work planning and execution of regulatory compliance reporting.
“Google Maps Engine represents one of our most powerful mapping solutions that can be applied inthe utilities space. Purpose-built to create, manage and visualize map data, our cloud-basedtechnology can give OEMs, such as GeoDigital, a competitive advantage,” says Tarun Bhatnagar,director, Google Maps for Business. “Unlike traditional utility solutions, GeoDigital’s Google MapsEngine-powered solution allows users to access critical location information and imagery anytime,anywhere. For managing regulatory requirements in the field, this can help streamline traditionallytime-consuming and complex processes,” he adds.
About GeoDigital International Inc.
GeoDigital International Inc. and its predecessor companieshave a 20-year history in airborne mapping for the utility industry, providing leading-edge solutions formapping, vegetation inspection and line rating and clearance analysis services to customers acrossaround the world. With offices located throughout Canada and the United States, GeoDigital hasmapped more than 480,000 km (nearly 300,000 miles) and more than 1,800,000 structures worldwidemaking GeoDigital the leader for corridor mapping in North America. For more information please visitwww.geodigital.com.