GeoVantage

GeoVantage

GeoVantage applies today’s advanced technology to a revolutionary airborne imaging approach. This approach provides on-demand land asset information more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. State-of-the-art sensors composed of integrated GPS, inertial measurement units and 3 or 4-band digital cameras, enable rapid response and worldwide geographic coverage – we measure turn-around times in days, not months.

Company details

3 Centennial Drive Suite 350 , Peabody , MA 01960 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Soil and Groundwater Monitoring
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

GeoVantage applies today’s advanced technology to a revolutionary aerial imaging approach.  This approach provides on-demand land asset information more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. State-of-the-art sensors composed of integrated GPS, inertial measurement units and 3 or 4-band digital cameras, enable rapid response and worldwide geographic coverage – we measure turn-around times in days, not months.

Core Aerial Imaging Technologies

  • GA aircraft integration and expedient aviation solutions
  • State-of-the-art Industrial/commercial aerial imaging camera systems
    • Hardware/software integration
    • Image processing
    • Synchronization to external events
  • Precision GPS Technologies
  • Precision IMU/GPS technologies
  • Innovation in Kalman Filtering
  • World leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and technology

GeoVantage was formed in 1998 to develop new methods for digital aerial imaging for commercial applications. GeoVantage operated as a private entity until we were acquired by John Deere in 2005 and merged into Deere with other entities under the John Deere Agri Services name.

John Deere invested heavily in the digital imagery technology, camera manufacturing, and expanded the field operations to include a network of 80 operational digital camera systems. Primary operations were in the U.S. targeted towards agriculture crop management applications; however, a major thrust was also made to expand internationally.

John Deere decided to downsize their services division in November 2007 allowing GeoVantage to be acquired by a team including the original founders. GeoVantage is now focused on accelerating and scaling the business with a more broad-based penetration of the diverse imaging markets.

A major benefit of the GeoVantage technology is our ability to scale the business. A completely proprietary end-to-end solution including automated processing software and lightweight, low-cost INS integrated cameras combined with web-enabled ordering and use of non-dedicated aircraft make gaining increments of imaging capability inexpensive and easy.

GeoVantage has operations partners at various locations around the U.S. and the globe to enable flight operations. Cameras can either be pre-positioned at locations or mailed via overnight for rapid mission execution. GeoVantage has developed specialized and highly automated post-processing software to turn the raw imagery into georegistered mosaics.

Data can be processed remotely from a central site or in the field by using the tablet PC used in flight for imagery capture. Operations in foreign countries can be processed or simply verified over the web for navigation data quality and sensor or pilot performance.