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"Fighting Crime with GIS and LiDAR" featured in xyHtRead More
Atlantic is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their geospatial goals… or in this case, needs. “Fighting Crime with GIS and LiDAR,” an article published in the December 2014 issue of xyHt, details a partnership that quite literally saved lives. To read the article, please click here and find page 32. Weakley County, Tennessee’s 911 department was asked to assist in creating GIS-based intelligence packages to be used as a critical tool in a raid designed to apprehend over 40 suspects. With a limited budget, and using only their existing LiDAR dataset, Atlantic customized a solution that was by necessity, low on manual effort and high in accuracy. The resultant building footprints have the detail, sharpness, and appearance of photogrammetrically derived feature class that was manually drawn. As Will Trimble, Weakley Counties GIS Specialist, said, “There’s a lot of data out there, which is great. But for small jurisdictions and communities, they are not necessarily able to pay for LiDAR products of this nature, nor do they have the technical solutions in mind. So, collaborating and sharing data resources is so important. The average GIS user […]
Brian Mayfield provides an owner operator overview for the Aerial Mapping Profession in the December edition of xyHt’s Outlook Winter 2014 Supplement. It’s an interesting read as we look ahead in to the coming year which will bring even more challenges and opportunities for our ever-changing profession.
The bedrock of Atlantic’s success, both present and future, has been and will continue to be our commitment to R&D. This commitment, along with our steadfast determination to develop innovative ways to deploy our technical knowhow, requires that we constantly be listening to our clients to better understand their ever changing challenges. When we discovered the perception that accurate electric transmission corridor mapping could only be achieved using rotary aircraft, we teamed up with Leica to prove the capabilities using a fixed-wing platform.The article by Linda Duffy, “Cost Effective Electric Transmission Corridor Mapping with LiDAR and Fixed-Wing Aircraft,” published in LiDAR News, explains the challenge, approach, and results compared to rotary platforms. “Our goal at Atlantic is to continue listening to client’s needs and create solutions that help them improve their bottom line,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “By utilizing our internal subject matter experts coupled with the right equipment, we were able to develop a more cost-effective solution that meet all the NERC/FERC schema requirements. This significant R&D effort proved not only to change the status-quo for the TVA, but for […]