Unlocking Precision in Transportation Infrastructure Management
Embrace the future with satellite-derived geospatial analytics. Elevate your asset monitoring and infrastructure management to new heights, ensuring safety, sustainability, and efficiency at every turn.
Satellite Imagery and Analytics Can Be Used to Support Roads and Railways Infrastructure in a Few Ways:
Gain insights into the conditions of road pavements with unparalleled accuracy. Detect signs of wear and tear, structural issues, or surface irregularities, allowing for timely maintenance and ensuring transport user safety.
Construction and O&M Works:
Monitor the progress and quality of construction and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) works from a bird’s-eye view. Ensure that projects align with specifications and adhere to safety standards, minimizing risks and optimizing efficiency.
Utilize satellite data to plan routes considering underground structures and potential root impacts. Prevent damages and ensure the integrity of infrastructure while optimizing planning for root systems.
Satellite data enables the assessment of vegetation growth along road corridors, railway lines, and other transport infrastructure. Identify areas of high risk where vegetation may pose a hazard to infrastructure or users and inform vegetation management strategies.
Satellite analytics provides a perspective on weather conditions across different sections of railways and roads. Understand how your infrastructure has weathered various climates, informing strategic decisions for resilience and durability.
Evaluate the biodiversity of the surrounding territory with satellite-derived data. Understand the ecological impact of transportation infrastructure and implement conservation measures to harmonize with the environment.
Detect land movements efficiently and inform land-use planning. Satellite analytics aids in identifying potential ground shifts or subsidence, allowing for proactive measures.
We Are Honoured to Work with DIT
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT), South Australia, is responsible for the design, delivery and maintenance of state infrastructure used to deliver essential and important services to the community, and for managing and developing transport networks and the service delivery that supports them.
Collaboration between Spottitt and the DIT started in 2022 within Deloitte’s Gravity Challenge, which brings together end-users from public and private organisations, and innovators harnessing space technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Leveraging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery, Spottitt offers DIT a 100% digital and remote solution for monitoring pavement health. This facilitates a shift from scheduled to more efficient condition and change-based monitoring, eliminating the necessity for vehicle fleets’ involvement and subsequently reducing CO2 emissions.
Spottitt’s solution is rooted in U.S. research that established a correlation between the brightness of SAR satellite imagery and the International Roughness Index (IRI) of roads, a global standard for road smoothness developed by the World Bank in the 1980s.
Harnessing SAR technology, our solution is responsive to key road condition indicators such as roughness and rutting. This technology unveils surfaces or areas where roads have been disturbed or damaged, offering an accurate depiction not only of emerging issues but also of their rate of development.
The scalability of this solution is anticipated to result in approximately 30% cost savings for DIT compared to the current expenses associated with vehicle surveys on a cost-per-kilometer basis.
Unlock Condition and Risk Based O&M, Starting Today
The Easy Way
Boost your risk awareness and mitigation with actionable insights derived from multiple risk metrics measured. Enjoy your analyses in our on-demand platform and integrate it easily into your existing asset management and GIS systems for better decision making.
Accurate and Near Real-Time Results
With Spottitt, you get high-resolution satellite data processes by most sophisticated machine learning algorithms to get accurate geospatial analysis on every meter of your network, updated as frequently as every day. We offer the optimal solution customised to your specific needs.
At Scale, In Hours
Inspect at scale in hours, fully remote. Our monitoring solutions require no hardware, no flight permits, no time walking or driving, and then passing and standardising the data. No subjective measures prone to human errors. Also, important, our monitoring method doesn’t pollute the environment.
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National Grid Energy Transmissions (NGET), which owns and maintains the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales, conducts invasive analysis annually to monitor the towers most at risk of movement. Moreover, the NGET inspection teams perform annual line walking activities and monthly substation inspections during which they visually assess the presence of asset motion. These interventions are crucial to avoid issues which may cause expensive assets replacements or reconstruction. It costs NGET over £6 million per year to monitor only 1% of their most at risk assets.
Spottitt is known for utilising satellite data to offer infrastructure owners valuable insights into the diverse external risks affecting their assets. But how precisely do we derive these insights from satellite imagery? The answer is – machine learning, and today we’re inviting you behind the curtains of our product to unveil the whole process.
As more organizations turned to Spottitt for monitoring growing numbers of assets, we recognized that the traditional geospatial platform’s map view, which was effective for small-scale monitoring, became cumbersome when dealing with larger datasets. So, we embarked on the development of Spottitt Metrics Factory. Since its beta launch in late 2022, ten organizations from around the world have been delighting in the ability to view and interact with their asset monitoring data using the product.
Today, we’re going to address common myths and misconceptions surrounding satellite data and analytics. These are questions that have frequently come up from both our clients and prospects. Our aim is to provide clarity and assist you in understanding whether satellite-based asset monitoring is something you should consider for your organization.