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Can we replicate the accuracy of boots on the ground topographic surveying with airborne LiDAR technology?
At Atlantic we constantly strive for new ways to meet client’s needs. We refuse to settle for how things have always been done; we want to create better solutions and offer clients options that work best for their situation. Because of this ingenuity being built into our culture, we ask questions and embrace change. Last year, Atlantic was tasked by the US Government to perform two separate projects over the same dike system, which is the largest in the southeastern United States. The first task was a conventional topographic survey of 25 miles of this dike system. Separately, a second task order was issued to perform a LiDAR survey of 153 miles of the dike system. This provided a perfect opportunity for us to compare the accuracy results and weigh the benefits of both options side-by-side. Our President and COO, Brian Mayfield, recently authored an article, “The Mapping Match: LiDAR v. Traditional Topo,” published in the July 2015 issue of POB Magazine about our findings. I hope you will find it interesting. If you have any questions, please ask… that’s what we are all about.
Huntsville, Ala. (June 18, 2015) – Atlantic, a technology-driven mapping company specializing in remote sensing, surveying and consulting services, located in Huntsville, wants to congratulate and recognize the accomplishments of four employees earning professional certifications within the past few months. Alejandro Perdomo recently became an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist (CP). Ronny Taylor and Justin Henderson both earned Project Management Professional Certifications (PMP), and Anna Nguyen became an ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist – Remote Sensing (CMS). “I am extremely proud of all four of them for setting and achieving this important professional goal,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “Over 40% of our staff now have professional certifications and/or state licensure. The dedication of our staff, striving to be their best individually, is a big reason for our success.” 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.
By: Tim Stagg, Vice President Both Helicopter and Mobile LiDAR systems have a niche that they fulfill in high accuracy mapping. However, the biggest advantage to the Atlantic’s Low Level Mapping System or (LLMS) is its high accuracy capabilities coupled with platform cost savings. From my experience managing the transportation sector programs for one of the largest geospatial firms today, I understand that Survey and Design Firms are reaching for the highest accuracy possible from their mapping efforts. Yet the issue with mobile and helicopter LiDAR remains the same – they both have a very high operational cost, making the highest degree of accuracy possible, just out of reach from a budget standpoint. The second largest factor in firm reluctance to pay for this survey technology is that the sensor data is only as good as the base survey ground control. In order to achieve .05’ vertically from a helicopter or even .03’ from a mobile system, the amount of survey control required and the requirement for digital leveling makes this technology in all but the most demanding projects cost prohibitive. Having had the opportunity […]