200 Mile2 Aerial Data Collection

ConocoPhillips contracted Landpoint in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale for two large scale aerial photogrammetry projects. Initially the project covered a small target area (less than 10 miles); however, after advanced technical discussion with the client, Landpoint advised ConocoPhillips that a larger sensor in a manned aircraft would be more effective and ultimately covered 190 square miles.

The project consisted of capturing ultra high resolution imagery and using Landpoint’s proprietary server cluster to process the imagery in a time frame 10x faster than the nearest competitor. The classified point cloud allowed the client to make environmental, engineering, and route planning decisions that ultimately saved the client millions of dollars in previously required duplicative work and substantially improved the project decision making process for development activities.

Scope / Requirements

  • 200 Square Miles of aerial imagery and point cloud data
  • 10 PPSM
  • 3-5cm of Data Accuracy
  • Hosted Data (+10TB)
  • Google Earth and ArcGIS integration


  • West Texas
  • South New Mexico
  • South Texas


From collection to distribution of data, the project took right at 30 days.

More Information

At the end of the project, Landpoint had created a orthomosaic dataset that was 60x higher resolution than Google Earth, and a point cloud consisting of over 25 billion survey-grade, classified, points.

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