Geospatial data

Waterline Alignment & Selection. Manville WSC Alignment Example

As part of this route alignment study, Plummer was able to utilize LiDAR data to conduct a preliminary investigation of the provided route. This short video walks through the utilization of full point cloud, LiDAR ground returns, and data extraction (hillshade and contours) helping designers determine the best route for the future waterline.

Pump Station Facility Scan/Reality Capture

Plummer conducted a facility scan using reality capture tools to create an as-built model of this pump station. The virtual twin created for this project will aid in designs for retrofit. Facility scans like the one shown provide design teams with accurate and highly detailed information crucial to planning and design. We combine this technology with virtual walkthroughs to enhance client communication and increase efficiency throughout the design process. With facility scanning tools and reality capture technology, our team can cut costs by eliminating the need for project staff to revisit!

Line-of-Sight Analysis

Our geospatial services team saves our clients time and money. As part of this Line-of-Sight Analysis, Plummer took available LiDAR data and conducted a 3D Line-of-Sight study between two locations the client provided. This analysis helped ensure there was a clear path between the proposed microwave links, avoiding trees, buildings, and other potential disruptions. A prior analysis put the tower in a location that Plummer was able to identify as problematic due to a high-voltage transmission line. Our team was able to conduct a feasibility study, confirm what wasn’t showing up in the prior analysis, and figure out a better way ultimately saving the client money.

Drone following a Plummer truck at East Fork Wetland

Our drone capabilities enable unique remote sensing-based analysis. For the East Fork Water Reuse Project wetland, our geospatial services team was able to collect five band multispectral data via sUAS. This data helps map vegetation crucial to the wetland filtering process and enables year-over-year studies on plant population and health. Project staff use the results from the analysis to determine where to plant additional vegetation and how successful previous plantings were.

about geospatial data

With an in-house Geospatial Data Team, we utilize the latest technologies to assist our design teams in understanding the ins and outs of project sites, ultimately leading to better-designed projects. These technologies include LiDAR (light image, detection, and ranging), unmanned aerial vehicles including drones, and digital modeling software. Our staff are experienced in providing topographic studies, survey-grade site models, high definition LiDAR scans, and high definition orthometric images. With our support, project teams obtain the data needed for efficient project deliveries.

geospatial data services

Topographic / LiDAR Studies

Digital Surface Models

Drone Surveys

3D Models

Orthometric Imagery

Key contact

CAREY JOHNSON
(512) 452-5905

Carey supports a variety of projects including telecommunications, municipal civil engineering, transportation, environmental, and modeling with LiDAR and photogrammetry.  He was born into a family of surveyors and has a lifetime of experience in the industry. The first half of his career he focused nearly exclusively on boundary and land development projects, and now he focuses much of his efforts on infrastructure and utility work.

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