Earth Observation portal
Customers working on the A14 and the A27 road development projects in the UK used our Earth Observation portal, SPECTRUM, to understand the historical and ongoing risks to their works and the infrastructure in build and through life. These customers include the world’s biggest consulting engineers and construction companies.
Infrastructure monitoring helps across lifecycle phases
Earth-i Infrastructure Monitoring helps with a variety of infrastructure lifecycle phases, such as:
- Pre-construction survey, search, and routing
- Monitoring of construction while underway, or historically
- Monitoring for maintenance
Earth Observation creates insight from a wide range of imagery
Infrastructure monitoring works by analysing a range of space imagery from optical and radar sensors such as:
- Vegetation detection
- Land cover
- Millimetre precision ground movement
- Object detection
- Terrain height modelling
- Third party data
These inputs are combined to provide a dense layering of analytics which, when used together provide a variety of insights.
How do customers make use of Earth Observation infrastructure monitoring?
Construction companies and consulting engineers use Earth Observation insight to assess risks to their building works and surrounding infrastructure. They might identify ground movement, unexpected works around the site (eg farmers digging pits that affect drainage), or burrowing issues caused by wildlife. They would use this insight while planning, during the build phase, and for ongoing maintenance.
Our users access these imagery layers through our easy-to-use web-based GIS platform, Spectrum. Here they can annotate issues they find, view our findings, and collaborate with their colleagues.
All of the analytics are displayed both as individual layers and as change over time, so this draws the attention to areas of importance.