LiDAR Services, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, the wholly owned US subsidiary of LiDAR Services International, Calgary, Alberta, is mobilizing to commence work on a contract for an aerial LiDAR survey of existing transmission lines for thermal rating, NERC compliance and vegetation management for a large electrical utility. LiDAR Services teamed with a specialized utility engineering company for this contract award for a Midwest USA based electrical utility. LiDAR Services will perform the airborne and ground survey services and will utilize a Bell 206B3 helicopter platform for data collection. The project involves LiDAR and digital imagery collection on over 780 miles of 69 to 345 kV existing transmission lines. Final deliverables will include PLS-CADD Models, Thermal Rating and Vegetation Management. “We are extremely pleased with the award of this project,” said Dan Phillips, Chief Business Officer with LiDAR Services, LLC. “LiDAR Services is providing a superior data capture that utilizes state of the art LiDAR and digital imagery sensors and that meets the client’s strict requirements for accuracy and for timely data delivery.” LiDAR Services’ airborne LiDAR/Imaging systems have been providing many different mapping and data collection services for the electrical utility industry, from preliminary route mapping, environmental evaluation, and vegetation management to as-built transmission line facilities since 2002. The mapping for each of these project styles has unique requirements, analysis and deliverables. They are addressed by LiDAR Services in-house expertise to develop proprietary solutions to provide one stop project services from data collection and analysis through to transmission line re-rating, thermal rating and vegetation analysis.