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When it comes to broadband buildouts, internet speed isn’t the only one that matters. Let staffing shortages and tedious manual drafting become an issue of the past –quickly develop the feasibility and permitting plans needed to get your projects going with AirWorks.

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Telecom companies are racing to bridge the digital divide and bring high-speed fiber to the home (FTTH) or fiber to the premises (FTTP) for middle mile and last mile customers.

Sounds familiar? If it does, then you know that delivering broadband on time is crucial. Not only are millions of Americans depending on these installations to be completed, but the funding companies have available to create these vital connections depends on finishing projects within the proposed timeline.

Feasibility studies and lengthy permit reviews can set a buildout back before it even gets started. You can shave off some time by using geospatial data, but the real key to heading off costly delays is creating the pixel-accurate site plans or GIS shapefiles needed to understand existing conditions, develop the FTTH and FTTP plans, and get final permit documents into the hands of code officials as soon as possible

Don’t get caught in delays before even getting a project off the ground. With AirWorks, you’re just a few clicks away from turning your aerial and mobile surveying datasets into actionable plans for your next broadband buildout.

AirWorks can support you in most of your broadband installation projects:

Right of Way Permitting with Mobile Mapping Data

New underground fiber and cable broadband infrastructure must be installed in existing utility right-of-ways. Collect right-of-way site data with mobile surveying technology and let AirWorks’ autonomous feature extraction create the linework needed for right-of-way permit plans.

AirWorks can leverage colorized point clouds created from highly accurate modern mobile LiDAR to extract 2D and 3D features for existing assets and utilities along right-of-ways faster than anyone else, all at high accuracy and cost-effectiveness. Once complete, you can integrate the results directly into ISPs’ permitting documentation and digital asset management systems.

Right of Way Permitting with Aerial Data

Manned aircraft data is readily available across the world. AirWorks partners and integrates with a variety of providers, such as Nearmap, providing you with the fastest solution to your permitting project with no wasted time or effort on complex data collection.

For projects requiring more accuracy, you can opt to use high-resolution, UAV data and upload to AirWorks for processing. Similarly to mobile LiDAR projects, AirWorks extracts 2D and 3D features for existing assets and utilities along right-of-ways in record time, without sacrificing accuracy or ruining your budget.

Strand Mapping and Walkout Surveys

Expanding your telecommunications network requires a solid understanding of your assets as well as the available utilities in potential buildout areas. Map utility poles and boxes along your current network and possible new routes using aerial or mobile data collection. Then, let AirWorks create the linework for the site plans and GIS shapefiles you need to evaluate the feasibility of proposed broadband expansions and installations.

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Mobile LIDAR

We are on your team and up to speed from day one.

Minimal disruption to your workflow and very little training required to start processing data. Using AirWorks Automate™ is easier than onboarding and training a new employee –let us do the work for you!

Upload your own CAD standards to AirWorks’ platform

We ensure that your deliverables are automatically created with your company’s standard linework and style, saving you hours in rework.

Open and edit files with your company’s choice of software

AirWorks delivers final 2D and 3D linework in open source CAD format (.dxf), compatible with Autodesk products such as AutoCAD and Civil3D, Bentley products such as Microstation, Esri’s ArcGIS, and more.

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We ask that clients upload georeferenced orthophotos (.tif), point cloud files (.las/.laz) and a processing area for project processing (.kml). For 2D only work, orthophotos will be sufficient.
In addition, we currently partner with some of the best off-the-shelf imagery providers in the market through our growing Data Marketplace.
If you do not have data collected for a project, you are able to select a vendor and submit an order for feature extraction directly in our app without the need to purchase a separate subscription.
No! While we have found that the most common type of data we receive is from UAVs/UASs, we are also able to process aerial images collected with manned aircraft and even satellites in some cases. We also accept LiDAR data/point clouds in cases where 3D work is needed. The most important thing to remember is that the higher altitude the data was collected at, the lower resolution and detail the images will have. So, we can work with it, but might not be able to guarantee our usual level of accuracy.
We deliver projects in an open source, CAD-compatible format (.dxf). You can then use your CAD software of choice to view and make edits to your project. For 3D projects, we also deliver a classified point cloud (.las) along with the CAD drawing.
Every project is different, and we try to deliver as fast as possible, but given the variability in projects and time it takes for our team to review and ensure the quality is up to standard, we typically deliver projects in 4-5 business days. Here is a breakdown of how we calculate the estimated delivery date:
Any type of engineering/land surveying project where you have collected aerial imagery and need feature extraction works for us. We currently only do work above ground, which includes: ALTA surveys, land development, corridor/transportation/highway work, as-builts, and many more.
It’s not magic, it really works! We have a patented model for point identification and categorization, a team of machine learning experts and civil engineers working on labeling and training even more data to further improve the results of our autonomous outputs. We have established human in the loop processes that are very common in all AI companies to ensure accuracy. Every client project is run through our software for processing, and then reviewed and cleaned up by our small team of CAD drafters in-house in Boston.