Lidar and High-Resolution Imagery Offer Fair, Defensible Stormwater Billing

Daniel Ngoroi, a Woolpert geospatial specialist and senior associate, writes for Storm Water Solutions magazine about how the lack of accurate data and advanced technology has hindered utility companies from determining personalized stormwater billing.

“Fortunately, times are changing, and the evolution of high-resolution imagery and lidar data has transformed what is possible for utility companies that want to provide fair, defensible fees,” Ngoroi writes. “In addition, machine learning technologies have recently been patented to employ artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies, algorithms and workflows. These integrate disparate data from multiple sources to achieve the highest possible geographic accuracies.’

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