19 March 2008 – Infoterra Ltd, a leader in the provision of geospatial products and services, has been awarded a contract from E.ON Central Networks to map its overhead powerline network for Leicestershire. E.ON Central Networks, the electricity distribution company for central England, and its staff will take advantage of this highly accurate network map to carry out detailed and rapid initial surveys from their desktops.
Infoterra will use high-resolution GeoPerspectives stereo imagery to map the precise powerline pole locations, pole heights, span lengths and the exact network length. This detailed mapping will help E.ON Central Networks initial assessment of risks which could adversely impact powerline operation and improve powerline pole renewal/maintenance projects.
“E.ON Central Networks is one of the UK’s leading Distribution Network Operators, and we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve our internal business processes and the strategic management of our network,” commented Robert Ferris, Innovation Manager for E.ON Central Networks. “Thanks to the high level of detail in Infoterra’s mapping solution we will have invaluable information for our ongoing asset management.”
Dr Andy Wells, Director of Sales for Infoterra Ltd, added: “Major utility operators such as E.ON Central Networks are increasingly recognising the importance of holding accurate records and detailed information about all their assets. Thanks to the accuracy of our geospatial data we can provide organisations with the ability to carry out detailed site surveys straight from the desktop, removing the requirement for numerous on-site visits, particularly in off-road locations.”