Heat Mapping as a Layer

In my continuing series on reviewing Intergraph’s offering, I came across this post on Heat Mapping.  The application here is hot spots for power loss on the grid.  Here you can have the power of GIS to work in other current meteorological data, but smart companies would also bring in orthophoto data, including Color IR imagery and also bring in 3D models derived from recent LiDAR data to increase modeling and take your analytics to the next level.  Then you can find out what are the trends causing these outages, is it aging/failing hardware assets or other outside variables to adapt your system for future losses in the future.  A day after I wrote this, there was a rough 3D hotspot map blog post on the Hexagon Sensing Change blog, it only has hotspot heights as artificial objects, not ground-derived LiDAR data.  It is still a good read.  If these scenarios looks like something you want to work with and develop, contact brandon.tourtelotte@hexagongeospatial.com to discuss what Intergraph/Hexagon can develop.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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