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BoE Systems Integrates Cutting-Edge Hardware and Software to Provide Highly Accurate Geospatial Data Collection Solutions

Our drone-based aerial LiDAR systems create detail-rich 3-dimensional models from an ideal vantage point. These models, known as point clouds, are ideal for a variety of industries as they collect critical data points such as geodetic locations, slope identification, point-to-point measurements, volumetrics, and more. It’s simple to  create accurate digital elevation models (DEM), display contour lines denoting elevation changes, show predictive flooding and drainage analytics, and more.

BoE Systems entered the mobile mapping industry with the ELV16 Scanner, the most compact aerial-based LiDAR solution on the market. The ELV16 Scanner is equipped with a Velodyne LiDAR sensor and an SBG Systems Ellipse2-D inertial navigation sensor. By leveraging dual GNSS receivers, industry-leading base stations, RTK corrections, and robust communications links, the ELV16 Scanner makes the absolute most out of this emerging tech, at a value-conscious price.

Kissick Construction, a full-service construction company approached BoE Systems to provide aerial LiDAR on an infrastructure project which required identifying and removing thousands of cubic yards of gravel that had washed over and around a river jetty subsequently impeding the jetty’s main functions. The jetty spanned the Kansas River at an angle, turning the usually 750-foot wide river into an over 1000-foot expanse. Working in close coordination with Kissick surveyors, BoE Systems conducted the LiDAR scans using the ELV16 Scanner to capture the jetty and surroundings, as well as the ground control points laid by Kissick surveyors. Due to the harsh area conditions that included ice formations, shifting gravel coupled with the hazardous flowing river we found it was safer to fly the drone versus have the surveyors map the area on foot. Deliverables included registered LAS files, which were delivered in the formats needed by project management. Jarred Sommer from Kissick Construction said the data we provided “is PLENTY good enough for what we are looking for.”

Our customer –centric focus on building capable LiDAR solutions drove us to relentlessly pursue systems with excellent ease of use. The ELV16 can be operated entirely via smartphone, tablet or laptop. The graphic users interfaces are simple and easy to use and work with Android, MAC, iOS, and Windows devices. Data files are stored in the capture system until ready to download to a computer, ensuring your data is never lost due to communications drop out. When you’re ready to download, capture files can be offloaded from the capture system via a hardline connection via Ethernet, removable Micro SD card, or even a Wi-Fi connection. Once downloaded, the file is converted to an industry-standard. For a small fee, BoE Systems can extract key data points for customers, allowing a great alternative to investing tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars into post-processing operations software and analysts. These capabilities and offerings have proven to be a versatile, economic and smart solution for LiDAR data acquisition and perfectly complement our core goals of providing accuracy, speed, access safety and affordability.

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Velodyne LiDAR and BoE Systems Partner for Integrated UAV-Borne LiDAR in Geospatial Data Collection

BoE Systems integrates cutting-edge hardware and software to provide highly accurate geospatial data collection solutions. Our drone-based aerial LiDAR systems create detail-rich 3-dimensional models for a variety of industries such as transportation, utilities, mining, construction, and more. Analytics are applied to determine critical data points such as geodetic locations, slope identification, point-to-point measurements and volumetrics. Our models are perfect for creating digital elevation models, overlaying contour lines, and even supporting predictive analytics such as flooding and drainage analysis.

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has partnered with BoE Systems to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE 3D LiDAR sensors into BoE Systems’ UAV fleet for geospatial data collection and analysis.

“UAV mapping is a nascent industry that has quickly evolved with the adoption of LiDAR sensor technology,” said Mike Jellen, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Velodyne LiDAR. “With BoE Systems’ integration of Velodyne’s advanced VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE sensors, the result is an incredibly valuable service that quickly and accurately maps geography and equipment to save customers critical man-hours, cost, and effort.”

“BoE Systems’ hardware and software integrations leverage cutting edge technology like Velodyne’s VLP-16 LiDAR sensors to produce highly accurate 3-dimensional environmental models for industry professionals,” said Jason Littrell, President, BoE Systems. “Those professionals appreciate that our systems can do the job quickly, safely, accurately, and without breaking the bank.”

With this integration, BoE Systems provides full 360° imaging of geography and equipment for a multitude of industries with a critical need for quick, safe, and accurate aerial inspections, including transportation, utilities, telecommunications/infrastructure, construction, aggregate, forestry, and agriculture. BoE Systems acquires imaging data, processes it, and works with customers for tailored analysis and inspection reports, allowing them to address immediate and future needs and compliance issues. In addition, BoE Systems’ proprietary hardware and software integrations provide digital maps with a level of detail that allows for the development of highly accurate flood models, drainage analysis, Building Information Modeling (BIM), contour mapping, and more.

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