Firm Using UAS for Aerial Mapping in West Virginia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Imaging & Sensors

Woolpert – a geospatial, infrastructure management and design firm based in Dayton, Ohio – says it has been awarded a one-year contract with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, to provide on-call aerial photography and mapping services to support the design of roadway and bridge projects.

According to the contract terms, Woolpert will be able to deploy various survey, remote sensing and aerial mapping technologies, such as imagery, aerial and mobile LiDAR, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Woolpert will perform the work statewide in response to specific requests by the agency. The firm’s services will include aerial photography, aerial target placement, photogrammetric control surveys, and photo reproduction and enlargement, as well as the digital compilation of maps in compliance with the Division of Highways’ technical requirements.

The agreement, valued at up to $750,000 in the first year, may be extended for an additional one-year term, according to the company. Woolpert says it currently provides aerial photography and mapping services for the Department of Transportation in 12 states.

Last year, the firm purchased its first UAS, the Nova Block III, to meet clients’ needs for geospatial services.

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