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NV5 Acquires L3Harris Geospatial Software
Comprehensive Enterprise Geospatial Services
With the recent acquisition of Geodynamics LLC, NV5 Geospatial has built a comprehensive suite of geospatial solutions for geospatial surveys of deep water and near-shore environments to deliver detailed insights for coastal management, flood monitoring, ecosystem protection, research and more.
Geodynamics joins NV5 Geospatial
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Sr Product Manager Zach Powers will explain how INSITE Core accesses, organizes and visualizes your spatial data.
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Lidar scans make it easy to see the difference between a fire-resistant forest and one where fire has been suppressed.
-Philip Kiefer, Popular Science
Laser scans show how fires have changed Yosemite’s forests
NV5 Geospatial’s passion and commitment to innovative unmanned aerial systems (UAS) makes us an industry leader in data acquisition, processing, and downstream analytics. We are the largest, most innovative, and most capable geospatial solutions firm in North America. We use our scale to the advantage of our clients, providing efficiencies and analytics that aren’t typically seen in our space. Our aerial mapping services push the boundaries of data and analytics. We deliver actionable intelligence and transform the way our clients utilize and value geospatial data.
NV5 Geospatial operates three types of fixed wing aircraft to perform aerial mapping services. These range from twin engine piston to twin engine turboprop (turbine) aircraft. We work with partners that provide rotary wing (helicopter) platforms. These are used for low altitude, high definition mapping for utility transmission, airport, roadway, and rail corridors. One size does not fit all and our flight operations group is tasked with matching the right aircraft to the project to provide maximum efficiency.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or “drone,” operations are spelled out in Part 107 of the Federal Register. This includes the general operating requirements and the certification of pilots. We have 12 professionals with certification as a remote pilot with a small UAS rating. They have diverse skills and detailed knowledge of our aerial platforms and the sensors they carry. Currently we work within line-of-sight restrictions, which generally limits us to a radius of about one mile. We expect modification of this restriction and a move to beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flying at some point over the next few years. Other restrictions include a maximum flying height of 400 feet above ground, a maximum gross takeoff weight (MGTW) of 55 pounds, and a maximum speed of 100 mph (87 knots).
Fixed Wing vs Rotary
Fixed wing acquisition is utilized for wide-area remote sensing projects and aerial mapping services. It is typically applied to coastal planning, environmental applications, statewide, and regional governments. Rotary wing is most commonly used for narrow corridor projects where accuracy and resolution are critical. These include electric utility, pipeline, airport, roadway, railway, and riverine applications. Overall, no location is too remote for our team. We love seeing every unique corner of the U.S. from the ground up.