How Geospatial Data Helps Model Reality

How Geospatial Data Helps Model Reality

Geospatial data is continuing to play an essential role in establishing accurate models of reality for a wide variety of projects. The application of geospatial intelligence has and will continue to impact businesses, such as engineering, oil and gas, real estate, and more, through the implementation of more detailed and valuable models. Proper modeling allows geospatial data users to understand better the relationship of complex systems that vary over space or time. These geospatial data models provide information critical to more efficient risk analysis, land use planning, and even business decisions regarding where to expand.

Decades ago, the only option for creating 3D models of structures and terrain was to build physical miniature replicas or dioramas. Then, satellites and digital imaging delivered higher accuracy views that miniatures couldn’t compete with.  In recent years, the advent of cloud computing has made digital geographic information systems more accessible by removing the barriers to taking advantage of these services.

But problems still arise. Budget, accuracy issues, lack of experience, and other obstacles can create challenges for companies utilizing GIS. Prius Intelli makes seeing the reality of your project more effortless than ever by pairing digital modeling with reliable orthoimagery and expert geospatial services.

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What Makes Prius Intelli Different

First, we use state-of-the-art technology to capture geospatial data to generate detailed documentation of topographic site conditions through digital elevation models created in the latest version of ESRI ArcGIS Pro. High-resolution data reduces the need for site visits and overcomes the limitations of human error.

Next, we pair that geospatial data with imagery captured of the site so you can see what’s on the ground in incredible detail. Our proprietary processing workflows produce seamless imagery with accuracy you can trust. So you have the confidence knowing that the pixel resolution refers to the actual distance on the ground that each pixel represents in the aerial image.

The accuracy and reliability of the geospatial data captured enable models to be built that can test scenarios under different conditions and empower users to explore creative ideas in their decision-making.

Finally, the resulting high-resolution geospatial data becomes an infinitely valuable tool for analysis and is prime for use in machine learning workflows to help improve understanding of your project over time.

Prius Intelli Launches into Aerial Imagery

Prius Intelli Launches into Aerial Imagery

PRIUS INTELLI OPENS DOORS TO FINELY DETAILED AND AFFORDABLE AERIAL IMAGERY

FT. WORTH, Texas, May 27, 2020 — The need for clear, detailed surface imagery in planning infrastructure has rendered standard satellite surface data obsolete. Aerial imagery pioneers Hunter Herren and Josh Vinyard announce the opening of Prius Intelli (First to Understand) to meet that need for companies in oil and gas, railroads, utilities, construction, finance and many other sectors.

The company uses highly advanced, custom-made cameras capable of capturing visual images down to 4 inches, allowing object recognition of equipment, surface elevations and even plant life. Additionally, thermal imagery can pinpoint leaks from pipelines, orphaned wells and other sources that would cost much more to find through ground-based procedures. This type of environmental assessment is becoming crucial in EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) increasingly required by regulators and good governance.

“This is the highest quality surface imagery possible, says Herren. œAnd by using piloted aircraft covering large areas in a short time, we can offer this for a surprisingly affordable price.”

œWith this, an E&P company can pinpoint well pad placement based on digital elevation models without the time and expense of sending a crew to survey and report back, he continued.

To provide the best imagery at an affordable price, the company decided to overcome the distance and elevation limitations of drone photography by using a piloted fixed-wing aircraft to cover large areas. It flies several hours each day, depending on the weather and the season.

The company offers fast delivery of needed survey information such as GIS Basemaps, orthoimagery and more, collecting images and returning the finished product to clients within 10 days.

With their experience in aerial photography and drones, Vinyard and Herren saw that standard methods of topographical data gathering were either too time intensive (sending a group of people to a site) or lacking in detail (satellite imagery) to give value in the current market“even before the Coronavirus lockdown. They saw an opportunity to provide data and value to a long list of industries.

Prius Intelli is a Fort Worth-based company, working primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. With orders skyrocketing, the company plans expansion into other parts of the United States in the next twelve months.