Transportation - AirWorks


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Process your geospatial data in AirWorks’ AI-powered software to keep your transportation projects cruising. Stand out from the crowd, win more bids and deliver competitive transportation projects on time, every time.

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In order to win competitive transportation infrastructure bids, cutting-edge technology is a must. With millions available in federal funding, firms need to be on the lookout for innovative solutions that can help them deliver projects faster and confidently meet deadlines. Modern mapping technologies are a good start, but they’re not enough. That’s because relying on traditional drafting methods and analytics to convert the aerial or mobile datasets into deliverables could grind your project to a halt.

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

AirWorks is the only solution in the market that can deliver 2D and 3D linework up to 50% faster than other methods without sacrificing quality and completeness. All of our deliverables are generated through our patented technology and verified by real humans, so your team can focus on other things.

Project Stages

Collect site data using the aerial or mobile surveying technology that fits your needs and budget. Then let AirWorks’ autonomous feature extraction models provide the linework and deliverables for every step of your transportation project.

Bid Proposal / Feasibility Study

Enhance your proposals with the inclusion of state-of-the-art AI drafting software. Stand out from competitors and win more bids by proving you’re willing to embrace new tech in an effort to ensure fast, accurate deliverables. Then, demonstrate the value by creating plans for the initial feasibility study with our fastest-in-the-industry deliverable timelines.

Conceptual Design / Pre-Design Stage

Complete a faster, lower pixel resolution site scan and send the data to AirWorks to quickly get a base plan for site analysis and design options.

Final Design & Permitting

Use high pixel resolution imagery or LiDAR to capture survey-grade accuracy data and let AirWorks provide the geospatially accurate plans needed for final design and permitting.


Collect an aerial or mobile dataset at phase completion or final project closeout and let AirWorks create a digital record to facilitate pay apps or a GIS database.

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Mobile LIDAR
Right of Ways, Corridor Mapping & Highway Asset Management

AirWorks for Highways and Roads

From corridor studies to repaving projects to additional lane construction, the combination of mobile mapping and AirWorks’ AI-powered drafting is revolutionizing how roadway projects are planned and designed. Collect highway or local street site data by taking a quick drive with your mobile LiDAR device. Then, keep cruising on other projects while AirWorks extracts 2D and 3D site features, including edge of pavement, pavement markings, curbs, topography, and more, from the colorized point cloud.

Of course, your project might be better suited for aerial imagery or point cloud data collected by your UAV, or maybe even lower resolution, readily available manned aircraft or satellite imagery meets your needs. Whatever the data, when you’re looking to revitalize or construct miles of roadway, aerial or mobile data processed by AirWorks Automate is the workflow you need for fast, accurate roadway site plan deliverables.

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Airport Runway Mapping & Asset Management

AirWorks for Aviation

Updating or expanding airport infrastructure starts with understanding existing conditions and mapping the extensive networks of runways, roadways, light rails, and terminals. Get airport renovations or expansions off the ground quickly using aerial imagery processed in AirWorks Automate™.

Railroad Mapping & Asset Management

AirWorks for Rail

With the IIJA dedicating $1 billion annually for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grants, projects dedicated to updating the nation’s aging rail infrastructure are rapidly building steam. Stay on track and ensure grant proposal deadlines are met by using aerial or mobile mapping combined with AirWorks’ AI drafting software to create the plans required for permitting and design.

Mapping for Coastal Projects, Commercial or Industrial

AirWorks for Ports and Marinas

The IIJA has set aside an unprecedented $450 million for additional Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grants. Projects are ready to set sail, but busy ports present logistical and safety challenges for crews collecting the initial site data needed to launch rehabilitation projects. Confidently map existing port conditions and quickly create site plans for permitting and design through aerial surveying and AirWork’s AI feature extraction linework.

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.