A look at an HAI member up close and personal.

HAI member Remote GeoSystems, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, develops GPS-enabled full-motion video recorders and geospatial software solutions for infrastructure-survey, inspection, and surveillance mapping and reporting operations. With video rapidly becoming a default medium for documenting real-time conditions in pipeline, power-line, road-and-bridge, infrastructure construction, and other projects requiring surveillance, the company provides modular and turnkey specialized hardware and software tools for helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and drones.

Remote GeoSystems’ geoDVRs (geospatial digital video recorders) and live moving-map systems come in several hardware forms and enable operators to record and continuously geo-reference video from multiple camera sensors, including gyro-stabilized gimbal and fixed-mount cameras. Small in size, weight, and power requirements (SWaP), the geoDVR Mini model, for example, can be used on most aircraft and can be configured with specialized modules for different camera sensors and mission requirements. The company also offers LineVision, a mapping-software suite for live and post-flight video/photo/mission data playback, mapping, analysis, reporting, and data management.

Remote GeoSystems products are designed to enable users to easily add continuous GPS location, time, and other metadata to video, providing subject matter experts and other end users near instant access to any portion of a video recording with a click on a flight track on a map. In addition to video, the software supports the mapping of still images, documents, notes, annotations, and other specialized sensor data.

From Utilities to a Wide Range of Industries
Since the company’s founding 11 years ago, it has grown from a niche provider of airborne power-line inspection software to serving customers across a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, road and rail transportation infrastructure, defense and security, professional surveying and mapping, and natural resources management.

Remote GeoSystems’ products commonly are used with crewed and uncrewed aircraft, ground vehicles, trains, and marine vessels around the globe for location-based project mapping, situational awareness, and mission planning.

Custom Engineering and Consulting Services
In addition to hardware and software, Remote GeoSystems offers custom engineering and consulting services. Whether customers already have legacy mapping solutions in place or have an idea of what they’d like to be able to achieve, Remote GeoSystems will work with the client to identify the ideal solution to match the customer’s requirements and budget.

Over the past four years, the company has received four US patents for video geotagging, video geo-editing, and geospatial-media recording system technologies and currently has several additional applications in process.

Author

  • Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.