At Data Tapestry, our team's expertise spans a variety of specialties. While we've been able to apply NLP techniques, forecasting, and predictive analytics to many problems, most recently our team had to work with image data and the complexities that it presents. We combined resources with unmanned imaging experts at Skytec, LLC to create a solution for overgrowth and vegetation management in utility corridors.
Damages in these areas due to overgrowth can occur without warning. Tower damage and power outages can cost millions of dollars in repairs and regulatory fines. It is even more important to detect these encroachments since an electricity arc or flashover can occur within less than 15 feet of power lines, thereby damaging equipment or causing fire to nearby vegetation. Unfortunately, manual efforts to monitor overgrowth can be extremely manpower intensive, expensive, and inefficient.