Westwood’s Aerial Mapping and LiDAR team brings 175 years of combined experience delivering quality geospatial products derived from traditional aerial photography (photogrammetry), LiDAR, and now unmanned aerial system (UAS/Drone) surveys. Their national reputation as a preferred surveying and mapping consultant was built on a commitment to delivering quality services to support land, wind, solar, power delivery, and oil and gas projects.

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SADI vs. LiDAR

Our clients have a choice. Utilities, municipalities, and consultants use Westwood's Scale-Accurate Digital Imaging (SADI) and LiDAR solutions for site and infrastructure studies, facility design, right-of-way records, environmental support, and operations and maintenance functions. Every project is unique and there are distinct advantages to each technology. We help our clients to choose the best solution to meet their aerial mapping needs.

SADI

Aerial photo-based, ortho-corrected imagery and feature-coded digital terrain model data that is geo-referenced, highly-accurate, and scalable.

SADI is best when a wide corridor of data is required for routing new lines and allow for potential re-route options. SADI provides the ability to deliver imagery and/or terrain data up to two miles wide in one flight pass; which allows T&D designers the ability to assess multiple corridor options, study planned ROW access, and adjust routes without added flights.  

LiDAR

High-density, geo-referenced points for fast acquisition and processing of high-accuracy data using the latest, state-of-the-art technologies.

LiDAR is recommended when heavy detail of existing conditions is needed for upgrading existing lines or identifying clearance issues. The data provides an in-depth look at existing features, which allows for infringement identification and vegetation management. LiDAR is preferred in areas containing dense vegetation or above-ground obstructions .

Services

 
  • Corridor and Access Selection
  • Route Alternatives and Design
  • Public Presentations
  • Permitting
  • Thermal Uprating Studies
  • Substation and Infrastructure Analysis
  • Structural and Load Analysis
  • As-Built Records 
  • Encroachment Identification
  • Vegetation Management
  • Profile and Catenary Data in TL-Pro & PLS-CADD
  • Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)
  • Digital Terrain Models (DTMs)
  • Contour Maps
  • Point Clouds
  • Volumetrics