High-Tech Mapping Firm Charts Nation’s Capital for Second Consecutive Year
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 16, 2015 — Aerial data collection by The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) is proceeding under a major contract that provides a host of mapping services encompassing Washington, D.C., and its surrounding metropolitan area. Sanborn flew a similar mapping mission within the Capital Beltway in 2014, making it the only firm to perform such services over the highly secure geographic area two years in a row.
“This project is a great win for our company, as well as for the government agencies and citizens who will benefit from our high-quality deliverables,” says Jason Caldwell, Sanborn VP of business development and sales. “Negotiating the complex flight restrictions over Washington, D.C., requires a great deal of expertise, and we’ve earned the government’s trust for this project. Additionally, our open-source data licensing policy means the data we provide can be shared limitlessly among numerous government agencies and with the public.”
Sanborn will acquire and process a wide range of high-resolution imagery products, including 3-inch resolution orthoimagery, 4-inch resolution oblique imagery and light detection and ranging (Lidar) data that meet U.S. Geological Survey Level 1 resolution and accuracy requirements, including nominal point spacing of 8 points per square meter and the ability to support the creation of 1-foot contour mapping.
Sanborn is partnered on the venture with A. Morton Thomas & Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based engineering firm, and was selected to perform the project from among a considerable number of competing mapping firms.
About The Sanborn Map Company, Inc.
Sanborn is a preeminent leader in the exploding geospatial industry, delivering state-of-the-art mapping solutions to customers worldwide. The firm currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft located strategically across the United States. Embracing cutting-edge technology, Sanborn specializes in oblique aerial imagery, aerial and mobile light detection and ranging (Lidar) mapping, aerial orthophotography, 3D modeling and visualization software and services, indoor mapping with its proprietary SPIN robot, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) sales, services and image processing, and a host of geospatial software development.
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