AiDash taps UP42 EO platform to create vegetation management system

AiDash CEO Abhishek Vinod Singh mentioned in a press release that quick access to satellite data using UP42 is the backbone of their IVMS solution. The archive of historical high-resolution satellite imagery, which is tough to seek out elsewhere, is quickly available from UP42.

AiDash taps UP42 EO platform to create vegetation management system
AiDash taps UP42 EO platform to create vegetation management system

AiDash taps UP42 EO platform to create vegetation management system

AiDash, has launched a predictive vegetation management product for utilities that leverage the UP42 Earth observation marketplace. AiDash’s satellite-powered Intelligent Vegetation Management System (IVMS); has already reduced outages and slashed vegetation management costs for a Fortune 500 electric utility.

AiDash CEO Abhishek Vinod Singh mentioned in a press release that quick access to satellite data using UP42 is the backbone of their IVMS solution. The archive of historical high-resolution satellite imagery, which is tough to seek out elsewhere, is quickly available from UP42.

Keeping vegetation trimmed near power distribution lines is an upscale and time-consuming yet critical task for electric utilities. Encroachment by bushes and trees may cause wide-spread outages and spark devastating wildfires. Energy utilities worldwide spend billions of dollars annually to continuously monitor vegetation in their powerline corridors from the bottom and therefore the sky, often using manned and unmanned aircraft.

The AiDash IVMS solution enables utilities to spot risks and plan vegetation management activities years beforehand. AiDash has developed AI algorithms that analyze archived and current optical and artificial aperture radar (SAR) images captured by satellites to predict vegetation growth rates.

This analysis, delivered via an internet dashboard and mobile app, allows the utility to focus its trimming operations in high-risk areas. UP42 CEO Sean Wiid said that AiDash predicts when and where dangerous vegetation encroachment will occur therefore it allows them to address the problem before an outage or wildfire takes place.

IVMS is now being employed to securely and cost-effectively monitor over 50,000 miles of distribution lines spanning multiple states for a U.S. utility. The AiDash solution relies on the UP42 Earth observation marketplace to supply high-resolution optical satellite imagery from the Airbus Pléiades satellites.

While AiDash strictly leverages the world observation data on the platform, UP42 makes available all the tools needed to develop geospatial workflows, applications and even commercial products.

In addition to satellite, aerial, weather, and AIS maritime data, UP42 gives users direct access to quite 50 advanced geospatial processing algorithms and cloud computing power to make their own geospatial solutions in an easy and inexpensive manner.