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Advanced Imagery Offers Utility CIOs New Benefits

Published: 12 February 2014

ID: G00249534

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes

Summary

Advances in imaging technologies are opening up multiple avenues for utilities to make transmission and distribution improvements. CIOs need to identify and harness the opportunities for their utilities, and bring business leaders along with them.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Maximizing Lidar value presents a challenge to transmission utilities initially focused only on regulatory compliance
  • The expanded imagery offerings of commercial vendors will create new demand among business users, changing utility GIS road maps
    • Metric Oblique Imagery
    • Satellite Imagery
    • Terrestrial (or Ground-Based) Imagery
    • UASs and UAVs
  • Emerging imagery options will challenge the technical readiness of most utility organizations and their CIOs

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