Lafayette, Louisiana February 5th, 2015 — Datumate, a market leader of innovative ‘Field-to-Plan’ technologies for the surveying, civil engineering and architecture industries, has joined hands with Navigation Electronics (NEI), a leading supplier of products and services to survey, mapping, GIS, construction, mining and engineering professionals throughout the Southeastern United States.
Datumate (www.datumate.com) transforms the surveying, civil engineering and architectural spaces by allowing the use of regular cameras and small quadcopters for high-precision surveying. Datumate’s technology dramatically reduces the amount of time crews spend in the field taking technical measurements for projects while maintaining a high level of accuracy, as well as time spent in the office transforming these measurements into maps and plans. This revolutionizes the laborious and error-prone process of capturing field data and turning it into a GIS map or a CAD plan, which currently involves taking detailed field measurements with dedicated surveying equipment; making sketches by hand in the field; and then turning them into a technical plan. With Datumate’s software platform, surveyors, architects and civil engineers simply photograph the surveyed area or object with a regular camera, either handheld or carried by small remote-controlled quadcopter, and then draft their maps or plans directly on the resulting digital images. This streamlines the process of turning field data into maps and plans, making it faster, cheaper and of a higher quality than the traditional method used today. Datumate’s technology also allows safer fieldwork by minimizing the time spend in challenging environments.
The markets have been highly receptive in adopting Datumate’s paradigm-shifting technology. Datumate’s software is already in use by numerous customers worldwide, from small private firms to large municipal and national agencies, consistently providing a step-function increase in productivity and quality. Datumate’s software has recently won the GeoForm+ Most Innovative Product Award, recognized for ‘effectively changing the way field data is captured, processed and used’.
“We are very excited to work with Datumate,” said William Poche’, VP Sales of NEI. “Datumate’s state-of-the-art technology revolutionizes civil engineering by utilizing regular cameras and small UAVs for surveying. This is a real paradigm shift, providing a step function in productivity and quality of work for survey, mapping, GIS, construction, mining and civil engineering professionals.”
“We are extremely pleased to work closely with NEI to accelerate the introduction of Datumate’s technology to Southeastern United States markets,” said Haim Zelikovsky, CEO of Datumate. “Our partnership with NEI reflects our desire to collaborate with the most agile companies in the US that serve survey, mapping, GIS, and civil engineering professionals.”
About Navigation Electronics (NEI)
Navigation Electronics, Inc. (NEI) is a complete solution provider that sells, rents, leases, and services Mapping/GIS and Surveying/Construction equipment and technology from Trimble and other leading manufacturers. NEI has been serving Survey, Mapping, GIS, Construction and Engineering professionals throughout the Southeastern United States since 1984. In 1989, NEI was one of the first Trimble distributors and soon after, it grew to become one of the largest distributors of surveying, mapping construction and marine positioning equipment. NEI is also an authorized ESRI and Spectra Precision as well as LTI, Seco, Odom, Hypack and Pacific Crest distributors. Headquartered in Lafayette, LA, NEI has offices in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Arkansas. With a service center in Lafayette, LA, and a training center in Norcross, GA, NEI is committed to delivering total customer satisfaction.
For more information, see neigps1dev.wpengine.com.
Datumate, a market leader of ‘Field-to-Plan’ technologies, is transforming the civil engineering and architectural spaces by using image processing and UAV technology to dramatically reduce the amount of time crews spend in the field taking technical measurements for projects while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Datumate’s software consistently provides a step-function increase in productivity and quality for the numerous customers using it today, from small private firms to large municipal and national agencies. Datumate has recently won the GeoForm+ Most Innovative Product Award.
For more information, see www.datumate.com.