Vancouver, Canada, 3 May 2006 – Optimal Geomatics Inc., geomatics service and software provider for the power line and pipeline utility sector, announced the roll-out of geoPylot, a transmission asset data management programme for electric utilities with links to Google and other Web-Based maps.
geoPylot is a software application that enables electric utility engineers and asset managers to easily navigate large volumes of imagery and attribute data (detailed information about construction type and components) related to overhead power lines and the right-of-ways they occupy. The data accessed by geoPylot is composed of orthorectified aerial photographs that provide a plan view of the transmission system and
digital video that gives a heads-up view of the right of way and high resolution still photos of each structure.
geoPylot also allows utility personnel to seamlessly access web-based map resources such as those provided by Google, Microsoft and other web-enabled maps to provide additional location-based information such as driving directions to the asset. The program can also produce a detailed report that merges multiple views of a structure with its attribute text data into a single sheet of paper. These reports can be easily incorporated into other documents or can be used in site visits.