The solution was designed to allow utility foresters to easily use GPS to identify and locate conductor-vegetation clearance problems much faster and more accurately than current alternative methods. 

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), Aerotec LLC and Laser Technology Inc. created a joint vegetation management solution designed to allow utility foresters to easily use GPS to identify and locate conductor-vegetation clearance problems much faster and more accurately than current alternative methods. Aerotec created the electric power transmission right-of-way vegetation management application to run on Topcon’s GRS-1 handheld GPS receiver with data input from Laser Technology’s laser rangefinder. The solution increases the level of accuracy and completeness of the forester’s initial LiDAR violation inventory and allows for easier in-the-field inspections, thus extending and increasing the value and benefits derived from the initial LiDAR violation inventory work. (www.topconpositioning.com)