News – West Wilson Utility District Turns to GEO Jobe for UAV Data Capture & Orthophoto Updates

Local governments, utilities, and facility managers have a new resource at their disposal to help keep their GIS land base current and up to date while also saving money. Our latest news release shares details of a UAV orthophoto update project for West Wilson Utilities District, Wilson County. The project has resulted in significant cost savings for the district and now the region is the envy of surrounding agencies, being in the fortunate situation where instead of the Orthophotos being the most out of date GIS layer (as is very common), their Orthos are leading the change detection and data capture processes.

WWUD contours

The program is far less expensive than a traditional ortho project – “The drone based program GEO Jobe offers 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 development comes online.” Bobby Sullins, Project Manager for WWUD

NASHVILLE, Tenn.June 29, 2017PRLog — GEO Jobe, a leading GIS software and solution provider offering UAV mapping services, has been integrating UAV / UAS data capture into a number of projects enabling quick turn-around and cost savings for clients. What this means is that in addition to being experts in the ArcGIS / ArcGIS Online space we can offer our clients custom application development services, GIS analysis, expertise in ArcGIS Online, Enterprise, and Server (as well as our GEOPowered Cloud solution), and a host of GIS  services and solutions. This also includes high resolution, 3D data capture and aerial mapping of project areas and facilities using UAVs. Recently, we completed a UAV data capture & ortho update project for the WWUD.

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 in Mt Juliet Tennessee and portions of Wilson County. New residential and commercial developments are under construction, expanding or nearing completion throughout the WWUD service area. WWUD is fortunate to have a mature GIS department, while they are also active members in the Wilson County Enterprise GIS hosted on the GEO JobeGEO-Powered cloud (http://www.geo-jobe.com/geopowered-cloud/).

Continue reading the entire PR release via the PRLog Newswire

More details about the project can be found in this detailed Case Study

For more information about GEO Jobe UAV services see www.geo-jobe.com/uav

 

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WWUD case study (PDF)

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