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Strat Aero's Geocurve wins contract with Hesselberg Hydro

By Josh White

Date: Monday 16 Jul 2018

Strat Aero's Geocurve wins contract with Hesselberg Hydro

(Sharecast News) - Strat Aero announced recent progress by its wholly-owned subsidiary Geocurve on Monday, reporting that it had been awarded an initial contract by hydraulic engineering asphalt specialist Hesselberg Hydro.
The AIM-traded firm said the contract would initially provide revenues over four months, with work beginning in July.

It said the contract could be extended on an indefinite basis, and included options to add extra services in the future.

"I am constantly looking for ways to enhance the service that I provide for my customers and Geocurve is a perfect fit for making this a reality," said Hesselberg Hydro founder and director Roger Smith.

"Geocurve is offering an innovative package unlike any other on the market and I am excited to start this new relationship."

Strat Aero said Geocurve had also undertaken its first contracted three-dimensional survey for AECOM, which designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries.

Its board said it was hopeful that the application of Geocurve's technology to the survey of a large airstrip and associated infrastructure would lead to further, more substantial, contracts.

"We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and are keen to build on this first survey with the new Leica Pegasus:Two scanner outside the TEAM2100 Thames project," said Geocurve managing director Gary Nel.

"We will be looking to secure many more of these types of surveys for AECOM."

In response to anticipated future demand, Strat Aero said Geocurve - in conjunction with Essex University - had developed a room scale virtual reality suite.

It said with that resource, using UAV captured imagery, 3D models could be developed by geo-referencing and stitching together a number of high-resolution images.

The technique reportedly has "widespread" potential usage for environmental and industrial applications.

Until now, Strat Aero said information had been displayed using 2D projections of 3D computer information, adding that importing data into the new system permitted visualisation and identification in a way not possible before.

Geocurve had delivered to a commercial client the first VR deliverables using the technology, with the results apparently exceeding expectations.

Geocurve was also continuing to focus on the acquisition of major corporate customers, and to pursue its ambition to be the UK market leader in the supply of innovative virtual reality and artificial intelligence surveying services to specialist customers on critical infrastructure projects.

The firm's directors said they believed that Geocurve's skill set and its use of innovative technology had the potential to transform the practice of surveying.

"I am extremely excited about the use of the Pegasus system and see mobile mapping as a crucial tool in mass data capture," said AECOM's head of geomatics Chris Gill.

"I am impressed by the absolute and relative accuracies of the system but really like the QA reports that are possible in the TopoDOT software.

"These reports give exactly what a client like AECOM requires and is perfect for making sure the data is fit for purpose."

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