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Apr

Geo Week Round-up: Offshore Wind | Surveys for Restoration | GeoCue 410 | Ash Trees

Welcome to the Geo Week News weekly update! The articles below have been hand picked from recent geospatial news. A new update is posted each Monday.

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Geophysical Survey Underway at Virginia Offshore Wind Site

A pair of offshore service vessels from the Gulf of Mexico are at work off Virginia, conducting geophysical studies on a 112,800-acre federal lease where Dominion Energy and offshore wind developer Ørsted plan to build a 2,600-megawatt turbine array beginning in 2024.

Read more: National Fisherman 

New Survey Methods Employed for Restoration Project

When the city of Marietta, Ohio, was founded in 1788, surveying instruments consisted of not much more than a compass and Gunter’s chain. Teams of surveyors would set out on horseback to map territories and establish state borders and property lines. In 2020, as the city looks to renovate Muskingum Park and restore the park’s centerpiece — the Start Westward Monument — one surveyor employed global navigation satellite system (GNSS) equipment, a robot, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and 3D laser scanning to gather the data that architects, engineers and planners will need to complete the project.

Read more: Point of Beginning

New Use Cases Emerge for GeoCue’s True View 410 Sensor

In 2019, GeoCue Corporation announced the industry’s first drone lidar/imagery fusion sensor, True View 410, to enable surveyors to produce 3D colorized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos in a single flight. Six months later, Lewis Graham, President and Chief Technical Officer of GeoCue, says the use cases for the True View 410 continue to multiply. “We are extremely pleased with the way this system is being deployed, often in situations we did not envision during its design.”

Read more: SPAR 3D

Fusing Data on Doomed Ash Trees

By using fused data gathered with lidar and hyperspectral imaging, a geospatial services company helped a large utility to identify 90% of ash trees with the potential to fall into their power lines—in a timeframe that wouldn’t have been possible without the use of remote sensing.

Read more: XyHt

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