Category Archives: Energy/Utilities

This large, cart-style GSSI GPR unit is mounted on a vehicle for sampling at reasonably high speeds.

HyperStacking GPR

A new technology shows promise for enabling users to see deeper targets and operate in noisy conditions. By Jeffrey Feigin, PhD Editor’s Note: The field of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is experiencing a new wave of development. For many of our readers, first impressions of legacy GPR gear included a lot of limitations and confusing images....

unmanned surveying above water

Inspecting Over the Line With UAV

One of British Columbia’s first aerial inspection firms takes on a challenging maritime mission using a UAV. Featured image: The Raecon team flies a UAV across the Strait of Georgia, performing an aerial power line inspection. AS DAWN BROKE off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada, the Raecon Industries team set out by boat...

Using GeoNet's App in a grassy area

App Happy: Streaming Utility Surveys

A new app standardizes workflow by turning a list of surveyed points into underground 3D utility maps. Imagine that you’re surveying an underground waterline in your city. You use your survey devices to record the locations of the pipe system, including the manholes, the water valves, and their depths. Using your tablet on-site, you’re able...

Disparate Data for Marine Life

Remote sensing data helps to inform ocean planning for energy development around the main Hawaiian islands. Using remotely sensed imagery to map physical and biological patterns in the marine environment enhances our ability to understand how environmental conditions change over broad spatial scales (10s to 100s of kilometers) and temporal scales (years to decades). These...

UAS: It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

From time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why keeping abreast of new geospatial tech is critical. Imagine emerging...

Enmapp’s Customers Reap the Benefit of the Mobile Revolution

Above: Enmapp provides pipeline construction monitoring and quality assurance to some of the world’s largest energy companies. With the price of crude half what it was only a year ago, and the price of natural gas not faring that much better, a trip through the oil patch shows production only where it is deemed economically...