Revolutionary automated LiDAR classification is now available through Neara’s self-service offering.

The new solution offers LiDAR-based insights of critical infrastructure 30x faster than manual processing.

Seattle, 1 February 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Closea leading weather tech software platform and provider of 3D interactive simulation models of critical infrastructure, today announced that its revolutionary automated LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) classification solution will be available through a new Self-service offering.

Utility companies, and geospatial teams that capture and classify LiDAR for utilities, will now have easy access to LiDAR classification that is 30 times faster than manual LiDAR classification, covering 10,000 sq. A mail network area can take up to 80,000 hours and cost. Millions of dollars

Manual LiDAR classification is labor intensive, taking 10 hours to classify one linear mile. Manual processes typically require multiple analysts for each project, with multiple sets of human judgments leaving room for error, subjectivity, inconsistency, and, as a result, error. Automated classification available through Neara’s self-service offering applies the same logic across the entire project area, reducing the frequency of common errors. Manual processing can easily connect different objects in dense areas. Importantly, automated LiDAR classification can also detect utility assets that would otherwise fly under the radar as noise with a manual approach. When geospatial analysts manually grade LiDAR, they cross-reference the assets with the utilities’ Geographic Information System (GIS) records—but when GIS records are incomplete, analysts must manually point those assets. Sight has no hope of classifying correctly.

“The geospatial insights that LiDAR provides take large teams thousands of hours to manually classify, but our automated solution can do the job more accurately and much faster. This means that the network Operators now have increased and accelerated access to insights that improve and secure their networks.” said Chief Commercial Officer of Neara Jack Curtis. “Based on millions of miles of training data, we have been iterating our AI/ML models to consistently deliver high-quality classifications and are now excited to offer them to our customers through a new self-service offering. “

This self-service offering keeps point cloud data onshore and end-to-end workflows in-house, as well as point cloud data classification, vectorization, and insight extraction in a single platform.

“The speed and accuracy of our self-service platform is able to eliminate classification inconsistencies, provide greater accuracy in dense areas and offer significant improvements to outdated GIS records,” said Curtis.

Automated LiDAR classification also makes LiDAR significantly more affordable from both an overall cost and time efficiency perspective. This encourages greater adoption among utilities, which means more utilities can align risk reduction efforts. This will help ensure a secure future for communities around the world.

A limited release will be available to select customers in the coming weeks.


About Neera

Neara is a climate tech leader that helps future-proof critical utility infrastructure by creating 3D, network-wide models that reflect and predict how utility assets behave in their real-world environment in any scenario. Impersonate. Neara’s cloud-based platform empowers utilities to prepare for anything – from systematic threats to extreme weather and a clean energy future, to protect assets, field teams and communities. Utilities and engineers around the world rely on NERA – from cascading in stiffness to resiliency against pole failure. New Zealand To design new grid projects in the heart of the blizzard South Africa – Neara is organized and deployed in a common area according to several international standards >650k square miles and >2.5 meters Assets

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