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Huntsville, Ala. (April 26, 2016) – Atlantic would like to be the first to recognize the accomplishments of its employees Chris Cannon and Kyle Manderson for becoming the firm’s latest ASPRS Certified Professionals. Chris Cannon recently became an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist and Kyle Manderson became an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist as well as an ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist (CMS). Mr. Cannon is Atlantic’s Vice President of Production and Mr. Manderson is a Project Manager. “I am extremely proud of both of them for setting and achieving this important professional goal,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “With Chris and Kyle becoming certified professionals, over 35% of our staff now hold a professional license or certification. To me, that is truly remarkable and is a testament to the culture of learning and continual improvement we have established at Atlantic.” About Atlantic Atlantic is a technology-driven remote sensing, surveying and consulting business. Atlantic’s staff of certified professionals, who are known as thought leaders in their field, provide geospatial and consulting solutions to government and private sector clients. For more information, please visit www.theatlgrp.com.
The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) is taking a very pro-active approach in developing a plan to increase the island’s overall resiliency to climate change by leveraging a program funded by the World Bank called the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP). The DVRP has far reaching affects in not only studying sea-level rise, but also in understanding the impacts from past and future natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding, landslides, etc.) for mitigation and engineering purposes. On August 27, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika unleashed 19 inches of rain in a short time on Dominica, resulting in extreme devastation to portions of the island. There were a number of casualties as villages and homes were destroyed by significant flooding and landslides. Furthermore, Dominica reportedly endured over $228 million USD worth of damage to roads and critical bridges, nearly half the country’s GDP. Even before experiencing the catastrophic impacts of Tropical Storm Erika, this small Caribbean island was embarking on a plan to map the country and the bordering ocean floor using LiDAR technology and multi-spectral imagery. Sounds easy enough, however what does not exist […]
By: Tim Blak, Vice President, Technology Another technology driven conference and trade show with all the latest sensors and software is just around the corner, enticing us and trying to convince us that we need the latest and greatest. From consumer electronics shows to UAV/UAS and the high tech mapping profession, there is an explosion of growth and we are starting to see cross pollination between the consumer and mapping industry. So what is the problem? Technology for the sake of technology. As I pull out my latest model phone I start to read in the news that there is a new version around the corner. I wonder if I will still be viewed as current if I do not have the latest model which by all means is “significantly better”. Last year when I was using my Blackberry, someone asked me why I would use such a product and the simple answer was “because it worked and got the job done”. Fast forward to this year and my needs have changed, I had to find a solution to solve my current issue and therefore […]