The design of information support for the management of vegetation in the route of transmission lines

This study presents the development plan of a vegetation management system and its integration into the existing information system for the company ELES. On the basis of the survey of remote sensing technologies, possible ways of using them for the implementation of the predicted functionalities of the vegetation management system are proposed. Among these functionalities, the most important are the following: transparent management of vegetation data and restrictions for taking actions on the vegetation, forecasting the vegetation development, and support for planning measures and tools for analysis and reporting on vegetation management workflow. The study proposes implementing a separate vegetation management module that connects with the existing components of the information system through existing databases and common data structures. The study provides an estimate of the costs and benefits of the potential introduction of the vegetation management system.