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Atlantic Suspends its MAPPS Membership

By: Brian Mayfield, President & Chief Operating Officer

Atlantic has decided to suspend its business relationship with MAPPS (www.mapps.org) effective today, July 28, 2015.  As a privately held business, we must decide each year where to invest our time, energy and money.  This year, we have decided that the direction and strategy of MAPPS no longer aligns with the growth of our firm.

MAPPS historically has provided a unified platform for private mapping professionals to focus on business building, legislation and legal aspects of the professional practice of surveying and mapping.  Presently, our profession is changing and as professionals, we need to be open to change and willing to embrace change.  I have given a thorough effort to helping change MAPPS for the future growth of the organization and Atlantic’s Vice President, Tim Stagg, has served the board of MAPPS for 2 consecutive terms.  Despite our voluntary efforts, we have been unable to change the MAPPS iron-fisted approach to many of the issues that face our profession and the agencies/organizations we service.

Atlantic will continue to support important legislative efforts like the USGS 3DEP and NOAA Digital […]

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    Can we replicate the accuracy of boots on the ground topographic surveying with airborne LiDAR technology?

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.