Power Line Inspection

Revolutionizing Power Line Inspection

In response to the booming electric grid expansion, SAM has revolutionized power line inspection for existing and new infrastructure. As the industry evolved, so did SAM. Aging infrastructure, reliability, environmental regulations, and cybersecurity are prevalent issues in the market today.  Our inspectors are veteran linemen that have invested a career to their passion of power line inspection.

SAM offers a range of inspection types – Visual and comprehensive, Ultra HD – Remote Desktop Inspection, Infrared & Corona, LiDAR, and Ground Inspection often accompanied with UAS close-range data acquisition for distribution lines in sensitive urban environments. It’s not just about finding issues; it’s about a comprehensive assessment.

KEY Technologies

Infrared & Corona

Infrared & Corona

SAM embraces advanced remote sensing techniques, using Infrared and Corona technologies tightly coupled with video collected in a single aerial flight. The result is not just inspection; it's a detailed, efficient, and immersive process.

Aerial Comprehensive 8K Video

Aerial Comprehensive 8K Video

With a dedicated and experience team, we have a capacity to inspect about 50,000 miles of power lines annually, delivering image clarity and inspection results unachievable with traditional techniques.

Four-Tier Classification System

Four-Tier Classification System

When it comes to anomalies, a sophisticated, classification system consisting of minor, major, critical, with a description about the findings will be delivered in a holistic Managed Geospatial Services™ framework.

Remote Desktop Inspection

Remote Desk Top Inspection

A complete visual inspection, confirmed in concert with AI/ML findings, prioritized, documented in real-time, with geotagged anomaly photos and reports delivered in a cloud-first architecture.

Power Line Commissioning

Power Line Commissioning

As-Built documentation confirms that the electric power lines, structures, and components are constructed as designed. Remote Sensing inspections using Corona, Infrared Thermal sensors can confirm if the line is operating as designed.

Conductor Measurements to Support Facility Ratings

Conductor Measurements to Support Facility Ratings

Using close-range photogrammetry from safe distances, precise measurements of conductor type can quickly be confirmed to the corresponding ampacity to support facility ratings.
Unique, Proprietary AI/ML Offering

SAM has pioneered a field-to-office workflow that supports quick and efficient turnaround of deliverables. With millions of photos collected and sourced for training, SAM has a library of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) models that greatly improve the quality and speed of remote desktop inspection. Since 2019, SAM has been developing SAM Inspect™. The software exploits cloud architecture to streamline geospatial workflows.  SAM’s licensed professionals transform petabytes of complex spatial data into intelligent insights in a holistic Managed Geospatial Services™ framework.


SAM has built a reputation as a trusted, knowledgeable, and innovative partner.

Over 1000 data scientists, professionally licensed surveyors, certified photogrammetrists, certified LiDAR specialists, certified thermographers, GIS professionals, and remote sensing analysts comprise the Aerial Mapping & Remote Sensing services.

SAM transforms petabytes of complex spatial data into intelligent insights in a holistic Managed Geospatial Services™ (MGS™) framework. MGS™ is the digital ecosystem that simplifies the complicated so our clients can achieve the impactful outcomes that drive their business forward.

As North America’s premiere MGS™ company, SAM provides practical, precise, and high-fidelity solutions designed to enhance decision-making, mitigate risks, achieve strategic objectives, and drive costs out of our client’s business. Our vision is to advance spatial data acquisition, improve analysis capabilities, and develop predictive analytics to redefine and transform how infrastructure assets are developed and managed throughout their lifecycles.


SAM’s team of licensed professionals bring trusted experience, knowledge, and innovation to every service engagement.


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