For an oil pipeline operator, pipeline monitoring accounts for a significant portion of their operations costs. Their pipeline network stretches for hundreds of kilometers through hard-to-reach areas that are often inaccessible to terrestrial vehicles. For a long time, the only available way to monitor the pipelines was with foot patrols and helicopters. These monitoring processes, however, were not comprehensive enough, as many sections of the pipeline were still located in swampy and wooded areas and could not be inspected.
Irregular monitoring meant that accidents were frequent on the line, causing big environmental and economic damage. The oil transport company was looking for a partner who could help them improve their monitoring process using the latest technology.
A leading mapping company needed help creating an efficient call center structure to continuously verify and update data entries in their existing POI database, which contained millions of location based records. They were adding new places to their database, but lacked the sufficient language capabilities and personnel to successfully verify all new data entries coming from all over the world. They were looking for a partner with extensive languages capabilities, who had an affordable and scalable model that would allow expansion based on their business needs.
The Client is one of the leading location-based data solution providers. To improve the accuracy of their software platform, the company needed to find highly elusive addresses and fill gaps in their location databases. The new information was to be integrated with the Client’s existing software services platform to help expand their business processes.
The Client needed to increase their database of verified, valid geographic locations and their addresses in Canada by over 80% in 8 months. They searched for a reliable partner with experience in collecting different types of data such as addressable objects, high precision coordinates, points of interests, and potential for flood and other hazards for all locations in Canada where addressable objects were a priority. The Client needed to get at least 100,000 addresses, but their team was severely hindered by slow access to data, because of manual access requirements on most websites. The project was complicated by the fact that the address search had to be done in two languages simultaneously, due to the bilingualism of the country, and as a result took a much longer time to complete. Facing severe data access problems and slow project completion times, the Client chose Intetics as their data collection partner to get fast and accurate project results.
Power lines require regular maintenance to ensure all structural elements are supported. This requires systematic servicing of power line components such as transmission lines and tangent towers among other things. These inspections include complex procedures designed to prevent premature degradation and destruction of power line parts. Furthermore, the company must ensure quality and timeliness of inspections to guarantee power line safety during servicing. To assess the condition of power lines and decide which lines need maintenance, the client chose to conduct a LiDAR survey using UAV. This was the quickest and cheapest option, compared to conducting a similar airborne LiDAR survey. The one drawback of this approach is that the UAV with LiDAR on board provides raw data. Therefore it requires specific, expensive software to process, highly qualified specialists and expertise in cloud of point analysis, 3D analysis, and GIS. Not having such expertise in-house, the energy company was looking for GIS specialists with LiDAR data analysis expertise to successfully use their survey data.
Project objective was to develop and implement a Web GIS solution that accelerates the process of spatial data collection, analysis and verification of the client’s GIS department.
In order to produce high quality map data, the client’s GIS department needed a universal web GIS tool that would collect data from different providers of spatial data services. The tool had to be able to synchronize the data with the client’s existing application.
Project objective was to design a new data collection process so a leading map maker can provide the most up-to-date maps to their users and stay ahead of competition.
The digital map provider can remain a leader in the industry only if their maps remain accurate and up-to-date. To collect accurate information, the map provider typically collects geo data from geotagged videos that are collected by field teams using specialized vehicles with video cameras. The field teams regularly visit assigned areas to record changes and update the client’s maps accordingly. Changes, however, can occur more often than the regularly scheduled field trips. Yet, these changes need to be reflected in client’s maps as soon as possible, or they will begin losing users. To ensure changes are recorded as quickly as possible, the client asked Intetics to come up with an alternative solution to gathering and verifying geodata.
Project objective was to automate collection, analysis and integration of survey information about lottery ticket sales from the lottery operator’s network of retailers.
A Canadian lottery operator relies strongly on their retail network for sales of lottery tickets. The operator must monitor how intermediaries carry the product; they are required by law to regularly inspect licensed vendors to ensure adherence to regulatory and policy requirements.
Project objective was to source and clean geospatial data and create a map of parks and recreation areas in major US cities, which will enrich the provider’s app, enabling users to make better location decisions.
The client produces detailed hyper-local analyses and informative visuals using urban analytics. Their product is an application that makes location-based decisions, such as property investment or new store location, quicker and easier. The client’s main focus is software development and algorithmization, but this project involved atypical tasks for them: collecting different types of spatial and non-spatial data from a variety of open sources and processing them to create consistent and accurate maps. While part of the data could be taken from open public sources and licensed, some data had to first be collected and structured appropriately.
Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, contains numerous parks and recreation areas that provide different services and amenities. The recreation areas are managed by the Department of Communal Services. To make information more accessible to the public, the Department wanted to build an accessible Web-GIS based application. The app needed to help citizens locate a park and obtain information about recreation activities in their community, find parks or recreation areas near them and help discover activities that interest them.
Intetics was approached by a representative of a major construction company. The company constructs industrial facilities in several locations in different parts of the country. It is crucial for them to know of any site issues to successfully distribute their resources and ensure well developed, timely results.
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