DES MOINES, Iowa. – Terra Spectrum Technologies, Inc. has partnered with Surveylab, based in the United States and Wellington, New Zealand, to provide the leading mobile GIS technology, ikeGPSTM, to the North American vegetation management market.
ikeGPS integrates a laser range finder, digital camera, GPS and 3D digital compass in a single handheld device to capture GPS locations of multiple remote targets from a single position and augment them with digital field notes, measurements, and verification images. A unique advantage of ikeGPS over other field data capture devices is the ability to measure the heights and clearances of vegetation with ikeAnnotate software, which transforms high resolution photos into TrueSize images calibrated with onboard location and angle data.
ikeGPS will be offered as a standalone device as well as bundled with Terra Spectrum Technologies' VMSuiteTM software for vegetation management workflow. Specifically, data captured with the ikeGPS will sync with the PlannerVMTM workplanning application and database and InsightVMTM, a secure, web based customer portal. With VMSuite, data can be augmented with circuit identification, digital signatures, assessment and prescription, crew assignments, and even LIDAR datasets. Data rich work orders are then generated, and management can track crew progress and monitor system health with unparalleled efficiency.
Together, the technologies will transform field data capture and build a complete picture of vegetation, property and work within distribution, transmission and critical infrastructure protection systems.
Wright Tree Service, Inc. and CN Utility Consulting, Inc., both sister companies of Terra Spectrum Technologies, will assist in bringing the ikeGPS to the industry as a value added technology solution.
“Partnering with ikeGPS is a logical step in helping our customers strengthen their vegetation management programs through increased productivity and improved compliance,” said Scott Packard, chairman and CEO of the Wright Service Corp. family of companies.
“We are pleased to be joining Terra Spectrum Technologies in bringing our powerful vegetation management solution to the industry. We are confident that ikeGPS combined with VMSuite will help utility companies and their contractors improve their field operations and reduce costs,” said Glenn Milnes, CEO of Surveylab.
About Terra Spectrum Technologies
Terra Spectrum Technologies is committed to providing the technology solutions necessary to advance vegetation management programs. Products from Terra Spectrum Technologies bring increased productivity and improved compliance to infrastructure maintenance, particularly in the utility vegetation management and telecommunications industries. Terra Spectrum Technologies is the sole distributor of ikeGPS by Surveylab for the North American vegetation management market and a member of the Wright Service Corp. family of companies. Visit terra-spectrum.com for more information.
About ikeGPS by Surveylab
ikeGPS by Surveylab is a strategic partner of Terra Spectrum Technologies. Founded in 2003, ikeGPS has quickly become a global leader in mobile GIS data collection. ikeGPS technology is used by utility and telecommunications companies around the world, and any company with assets that need to be mapped, tracked, or monitored. Products are supported by a global network of distributors and value-added resellers. Visit ikegps.com for more information.
Brescia Berg, Corporate Communication Manager, Wright Service Corp.