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North Dakota Department of Transportation Selects GeoCue True View LIDAR/Imaging Technology for UAS Program


July 21, 2021 – HUNTSVILLE, AL – North Dakota Department of Transportation recently acquired a GeoCue True View 640 3D Imaging System (3DIS®) for their UAS program. GeoCue’s True View 3D Imaging Sensors allow for both drone LIDAR and imagery to be collected in a single flight on most UAS platforms. The simultaneous data collection, bundled fusion processing software and data management package offers a fully integrated solution giving NDDOT a significant advantage over traditional LIDAR/camera systems as they can single-pass collect, process, and deliver high quality fused 3D data without leaving the True View ecosystem. 

NDDOT’s UAS Program is responsible for conducting small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) surveys for the design and construction of highways and bridges, asset management and natural disaster survey/monitoring across the state. The State of North Dakota’s use of this cutting-edge technology will facilitate ongoing sUAS projects to help the department gather important analytic data.

Examples of derived products from the True View 3DIS include colorized 3D point clouds, breakline enforced 3D models, profiles, cross sections, topographic contours, volumetric analysis, classified ground models and more. These products serve as base data layers for analysis and planning.  Bordering state departments of transportation have also acquired GeoCue’s 3DIS technology, enabling easy collaboration between state departments on coordination, training, and development of best practices.

NDDOT Representative, Derek Pfeifer, Program Manager – Design Division said, “We are excited that the True View System is now part of the NDDOT UAS program and look forward to its capabilities in the very near future.”

“We are very pleased to be selected by NDDOT as their UAS drone LIDAR/Camera system supplier,” said Lewis Graham, President/CTO of GeoCue Group. “The DOTs literally keep America moving and we are honored to be an integral part of that mission.”  

About GeoCue

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GeoCue is the largest supplier of kinematic LIDAR processing tools in North America and LP360 is one of the world’s most widely used tool for exploiting point cloud data. In 2014, GeoCue Group started a division focused on using small Unmanned Aerial Systems for high accuracy mapping. Leveraging our expertise in production, risk reduction, and point cloud processing tools, we are continuing to bring new services and products to market to provide surveyors and other geomatics professionals exciting tools for geospatial data extraction using low cost drones including Loki, our plug-and-play PPK direct positioning system, and now our new True View® drone camera systems product line. To learn more, visit www.geocue.com.

About North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) 

The NDDOT manages more than 8,622 roadway miles of highway and 1,722 state bridges, as well as provides driver’s license and motor vehicle services. The agency works on innovative technologies to help meet its mission to provide a transportation system that safely moves people and goods. Visit www.dot.nd.gov

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