Continental Divide Electric Cooperative (CDEC) is an electric cooperative in New Mexico that provides electricity across a large stretch of the northwestern part of the state. Electric Cooperatives like the CDEC are responsible for maintaining several assets over large areas of land with complicated easement agreements. Having a map of these assets and accurate documentation of their associated easements can help keep electric cooperatives compliant.
For our electric cooperative customers, we’ve automated the process of calculating bearing and distances between distribution asset points, PLSS sections, and land ownership changes. These measurements serve as documentation of easement locations without having to survey or re-survey complex and historic land agreements.
Cartography & Mapping
To visualize these measurements, we’ve prepared large map books using Esri’s Annotation to display bearing and distance measurements between distribution asset points. These maps of asset locations and accurate documentation of their associated easements are delivered to authorities by electric cooperatives for compliance purposes.
We’ve recently been exploring the use of UAV mapping technology accompanied by high accuracy GPS + correction service to capture geographically correct point locations and aerial imagery with high resolution.