Communications Companies Reduce Utility Pole Audit Costs Using Mobile GIS Systems

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Mar 09, 2011 -- ikeGPS, a mobile GIS solutions provider, is providing communications infrastructure companies with exciting new solutions for reducing costs from utility pole audits. These companies routinely conduct utility pole audits across the U.S., where thousands of poles must be measured accurately and safely. Utility companies and regulatory organizations require detailed assessments of the locations, heights and attachments for each pole. Each survey can take hundreds of man days in labor to complete and process. Communications infrastructure companies are looking for ways to streamline operations and reduce cost while maintaining crew safety.

Communications infrastructure companies select ikeGPS because it is the only handheld mobile GIS device that can measure utility pole data with an all-in-one integrated GPS, high resolution camera, laser range finder and onboard software for GIS mapping, geo-tagging and photogrammetry for measuring heights and distances. Traditionally, pole audits are conducted by taking manual measurements with a measuring pole and recording the data in field notes for later transcription to maps and databases. Field crew size and office staff labor account for a significant cost burden for each survey. ikeGPS is an ideal solution for utility pole audits because it enables the accurate measurement of attachments, heights and distances of a pole from an image that can be captured from a distance using a single handheld device, reducing crew size and data processing time while enhancing crew safety.

By replacing traditional pole audit methods with ikeGPS, pole audit measurement time can be reduced by up to 80%, while field and GIS mapping errors are virtually eliminated. The GIS data collection process now requires only one person, cutting field crew sizes by at least 50%. With ikeGPS, crews can quickly and safely obtain accurate pole location, physical dimensions, attachment specifications and a high resolution photo from a single handheld device. ikeGPS is easy to use, with a minimum amount of crew training required.

Since 2003 ikeGPS has become a global leader in mobile GIS data collection systems -- the first GPS-laser device to integrate a digital camera with verifiable, standoff position capture. ikeGPS technology is used by defense forces, energy companies, city councils, police, federal authorities, and utility companies around the world. Learn more about the benefits of ikegps mobile gis in utility pole audits.

To contact ikeGPS, please phone 281-681-0356 or visit www.ikeGPS.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact:
ikeGPS
281-681-0356

www.ikeGPS.com 





Review Article Be the first to review this article

Harris

Featured Video
Jobs
Product Manager for CHA Consulting, Inc. at Boston, Massachusetts
Software Developer for CHA Consulting, Inc. at Norwell, Massachusetts
Geospatial Analyst/Programmer for LANDIQ at Sacramento, California
Director of Process Engineering. for Tekni-Plex at Toledo, Ohio
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, Michigan
BIM Manager for Eagle Point Software Corporation at Dubuque, Iowa
Upcoming Events
FME World Tour 2018 at Dortmund Germany - Apr 25, 2018
Directions LIVE 2018 at Malaysia - Apr 26 - 3, 2018
DroneCon 2018 at MIDRAND, JHB South Africa - May 16 - 18, 2018
GEO Business 2018 at 52 Upper Street London United Kingdom - May 22 - 23, 2018
GENEQ
Canon: oce crystalPoint
Teledyne Optech
Teledyne:
Interdrone 2018



Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise