At McCord Engineering, we are pioneering new and more cost-effective ways to bring valuable data from the field to the office in a variety of formats. Our Geospatial Services team can meet all of your data collection, data processing and GIS needs. We tailor every data collection mission to facilitate the specific business needs of our clients, and we deliver data in a format designed to integrate seamlessly into the clients engineering or decision-making workflow. We are pairing the best data collection technologies available with the best hardware and software available.
Data Collection Services:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Utilizing a UAV platform for data collection sensors and high-resolution cameras provides a vantage point for the most complete information and imagery available, and it is not subject to the same limitations in access as ground-based data collection. Data that once took days to obtain through traditional survey and inventory methods is now gathered in a matter of hours with greater accuracy and far more detail.
- FLIR Infrared
- 4K Video High Resolution Still Cameras
- Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
In most cases, all sensors can collect data simultaneously in one flight. This creates a series of data that can be used for many different applications. For more information on our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles click HERE.
LiDAR Data Collection
Our team will determine the best method of data collection to deliver the most accurate product at the lowest cost to our clients.
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
- Terrestrial LiDAR
- Stationary LiDAR
Analysis and Design:
From our experience with powerline design and LiDAR, our team of PLS-CADD technicians has developed many different procedures and techniques to produce the highest quality products and services to our clients. MEI utilizes our in-house LiDAR data to model existing terrain, structures, conductors and aerial obstacles. These models can be used for:
- Engineering Models
- Line Clearance Analysis
- Communication Joint Use Audits and/or Permits
- Thermal Rating Analysis
- Vegetation Management
- As-Built Surveys
- NERC Compliance Analysis
- App Development
- On-site data storage or cloud based solutions
- Integration with many different GIS and design software
- Data Collection Solutions
Data Integration Solutions
As technology advances, the issue of large data continues to grow. Emerging technologies gather valuable data at an alarming speed, capacity and variation. Our team at McCord Engineering has developed techniques to collect the pertinent information from this data and deliver it in a manageable format to our clients. We work closely with our clients to assure the integration of the data to the required software.
Asset Management Solutions
Do you need help managing your utilities assets? Are you still relying on labor-intensive paper maps, handwritten forms, Excel spreadsheets and emails? McCord Engineering can provide a reliable asset management system, complete with customized software that can generate a broad array of data types and implement them directly into your existing workflow. Regardless of the GIS environment, this data can include maintenance plans, vegetation management and even work order generation, just to name a few. By automating your asset management and letting the data handle itself, you save valuable time and effort.
Research and Development
Our team of skilled professionals strive to push the limits of today’s technology by utilizing the latest cutting-edge systems and equipment. We remain in close communication with many of our software vendors to ensure their systems are built and maintained with your interests in mind, while also developing our own utilities in-house to keep our workflow operating efficiently. A dynamic combination of expert-tested, custom-built hardware and industry-leading software advance our methods and practices to constantly keep us ahead of the competition.