UAV Assisting Mineral Operations

Improving mineral forecasts

Mineral production operations rely on knowing, with a high degree of accuracy, how much material is available at any given time for inventory and tax purposes.

THE CHALLENGE: The old techniques proved time-consuming, operationally disruptive and unsafe, typically involving manual on-site measurement surveys with poles and GPS units. We needed a method for production processes at mining sites in the U.S to transition to drone-based surveying.

THE SOLUTION: As part of the transition process, GEO Jobe compared the UAV-based stockpile data gathering and processing practices to the methods previously used by the client. Mineral production operations managers can then use these data to digitally map existing conditions and more accurately measure stockpile volumes for inventory, production forecasts, and auditing.  The project success has been featured by Pix4D

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West Wilson Utility District (WWUD)

UAV ORTHO PHOTO UPDATES

Wilson county, like much of Middle Tennessee centered around Nashville, has seen considerable growth over the past several years. Within this growing area is the West Wilson Utility District (WWUD) providing water for over 20,000 residents and businesses.

THE CHALLENGE: The Wilson County Enterprise GIS, like many GIS departments, uses traditional orthophotographic base layers for a number of uses. The orthos are typically re-flown every several years, typically with a 3-5yr re-visit cycle.

THE SOLUTION: The drone based program GEO Jobe uses is designed for small areas of change. This keeps the county GIS current without having to fly and capture county-wide orthos every time a new developments come online – think on demand updates

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Partners Working With Partners

BRINGING MAPILLARY TO THE ARCGIS MARKETPLACE

In 2015 Mapillary joined the Esri small business startup program. Mapillary has grown in use over the years and is now accessible to hundreds of thousands of user of ArcGIS Online

THE CHALLENGE: Mapillary has been growing steadily, however, there was a need for an integration with ArcGIS Online to enable users to add, edit, and manage features within ArcGIS. The solution was required to be made available to users via the ArcGIS marketplace.

THE SOLUTION: An interface that is familiar and intuitive in workflow to GIS professionals who typically work with the ArcGIS Platform. The collaboration between GEO Jobe and Mapillary has served to increase interest in Mapillary as well as offer valuable new functions to ArcGIS Online users.

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GeoMarvel, Esri Startup Program Support

MAPLAPSE ARCGIS INTEGRATION WITH GEO JOBE

In 2016 GeoMarvel joined the Esri small business startup program and subsequently developed MapLapse, a cutting-edge application using critical technologies to solve a real world problem. MapLapse is a professional tool to look into any landcover or land use change genre.

THE CHALLENGE: Maplapse has been growing steadily in functionality and use, however, there was a need for an integration with ArcGIS Online. The solution was required to be made available to users via the ArcGIS marketplace via a free, trial version and a Professional, for sale version

THE SOLUTION: GEO Jobe provided the experience and expertise that enabled MapLapse to be made available to all users of ArcGIS Online via the ArcGIS Marketplace to allow for trial periods as well as subscription services to the application.

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UAV for 3D Smart Cities

Pix4D #3DMonday Recognition

A UAV Smart Cities mapping project conducted by the team in Lewisburg, Tennessee was selected for special recognition by Pix4D. Each Monday, Pix4D highlights a customer / client user project in a popular segment they call #3DMonday. Details of the UAV project, including technical specifications and details are shared around the World to the Pix4D user community and via their social media channels.

THE SOLUTION: GEO Jobe used photogrammetry to create orthomosaics to assist the client in capturing and updating GIS features for Emergency 911 address databases, facility management, asset location, and building information models. Additionally, a side product we a created in the form of a 3D model for City marketing and planning uses.

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Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority

Full Compliance, Faster Fieldwork at Fort Hill Natural Gas

Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority (FHNGA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity, distributes natural gas to parts of South Carolina.

THE CHALLENGE: Changes in federal utilities regulations required FHNGA to show improvements throughout its operating systems with historical data. To track annual inspections and maintenance issues, FHNGA wanted an advanced GIS that could pull up the complete historical data on a particular asset.

THE SOLUTION: FHNGA adopted the full Esri® platform including ArcGIS® for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS and Explorer for ArcGIS apps. Onto this platform, FHNGA added three GEO Jobe solutions: GEOPowered Cloud, AutoExchange Cloud Sync, and ArcGIS Online Launch.

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Gibson County Utility District

SMARTER INSPECTIONS, SAFER NETWORK

Gibson County Utility District (GCUD) is responsible for the distribution of natural gas to 13,000 customers in western Tennessee. GCUD is subject to regulation by various authorities to ensure network integrity and mitigate risks to public health.

THE CHALLENGE: For several years, GCUD used a paper-based system for managing inspections and maintenance activities, decreasing efficiency and increasing errors.

THE SOLUTION: GEO Jobe helped GCUD implement an organizational account for ArcGIS Online, which served as the mapping platform and geospatial content management system.

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

TURNING A REQUIREMENT INTO A BENEFIT

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen initiative mandates that airports collect survey-grade datasets, called Airport GIS (A-GIS), so that the FAA can manage the spatial data needed to support safe aviation.

THE CHALLENGE: Although many small-to-medium-sized airports without major IT resources are fulfilling the requirements of the FAA, many do not fully benefit from the A-GIS data they collect.

THE SOLUTION: GEO Jobe assessed the airport’s  current operations, identified pitfalls, and created an enterprise GIS that allowed the airport to push its A-GIS data to the FAA.

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