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21 Jun, 2016

Atlantic Awarded Multimillion-Dollar GPSC3 Contract From the United States Geological Survey (USGS)

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Huntsville, Ala. (June 21, 2016) Atlantic has been awarded a multimillion-dollar prime contract from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Under the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) 5-year contract titled GPSC3 (Geospatial Products and Services Contract 3), Atlantic will complete task orders nationwide to support geospatial needs of the USGS and its partners.

“Putting Atlantic in a position to win this prestigious contract has been a constant goal over the past several years,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “We have made many strategic decisions to design our company to be a great partner to the USGS and are very excited to have the opportunity to support the USGS in providing professional surveying and mapping services nationwide.”

The USGS is working to complete 3DEP (http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/3dep_about.html) a program designed to meet the growing needs for high-quality topographic data for the entire United States.  It is anticipated that a large portion of the total contract capacity available to the USGS will be used to satisfy the requirements of 3DEP.

About USGS

As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey […]

13 Jun, 2016

Atlantic Expands By Acquiring Continental

By |June 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Atlantic is pleased to announce that it has acquired Continental Aerial Surveys, Inc. located in Knoxville, TN. Atlantic’s recent success has expanded its reach to into new markets and allowed the company to explore opportunities to make strategic investments, as with the purchase of Continental Aerial Surveys, to continue a path of growth and success.

“Continental has been in business for nearly 50 years.  During that time, they developed company and staff expertise in the many markets including mining, aggregate volumetrics and transportation,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “Combining Continental’s expertise and history with Atlantic’s technology will allow us to provide a wider offering to Continental’s existing clients that will offer better results, faster, and for a lower cost.”

The acquisition will also add additional technical staff and aerial assets to Atlantic’s growing operations.

About Atlantic Atlantic is a leading remote sensing, surveying and consulting company serving clients all over North America. 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.

31 May, 2016

Chris Chalmers joins Atlantic

By |May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Huntsville, Ala. (May 31, 2016) – Atlantic is pleased to announce the recent addition of Chris Chalmers to its Executive Leadership and Business Development teams. Chris will focus on a number of markets including Atlantic’s USGS BAA grant consortium development, consulting with existing federal and local clients in developing solutions, as well as promoting Atlantic’s existing federal contracts to maximize collaboration and exposure to our partners.  With over 20 years of proven success in developing managing and working for both the government and private firms, Mr. Chalmers brings a unique prospective to Atlantic’s potential and current clients.

“I am thrilled to join a company that shares my passion for serving clients, not just providing data, but truly understanding what they need and developing specific solutions to help them achieve their goals,” said Chris Chalmers. “Being part of a team that is intentional on seeking better solutions than status quo is exciting.”

“This past year has been an exciting time for our team at Atlantic. We have worked diligently to innovate new solutions for clients and as a result we have experienced record growth,” said Tim Stagg, […]

18 May, 2016

Could Thermal Imagery Help You?

By |May 18th, 2016|Featured Projects, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Redstone Arsenal found itself in a familiar scenario for government agencies — it had more needs than finances. Rather than waiting for additional funding, they chose to be innovative with money they did have and invest in a non-traditional type of geospatial data that could be used to help them identify and prioritize their public works projects. This new data would become a tool for the Arsenal that would yield far more return than anticipated, thus resulting in the ability to do even more with less.

Jochen Floesser, Atlantic’s Senior Vice President, explains in the May 2016 edition of POB Magazine – “Aerial Thermal Imaging Arms Redstone Arsenal”

Could thermal imagery help you?

26 Apr, 2016

Atlantic Employees Earn Professional Certifications

By |April 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Huntsville, Ala. (April 26, 2016) – Atlantic would like to be the first to recognize the accomplishments of its employees Chris Cannon and Kyle Manderson for becoming the firm’s latest ASPRS Certified Professionals.

Chris Cannon recently became an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist and Kyle Manderson became an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist as well as an ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist (CMS). Mr. Cannon is Atlantic’s Vice President of Production and Mr. Manderson is a Project Manager.

“I am extremely proud of both of them for setting and achieving this important professional goal,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “With Chris and Kyle becoming certified professionals, over 35% of our staff now hold a professional license or certification. To me, that is truly remarkable and is a testament to the culture of learning and continual improvement we have established at Atlantic.”

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.

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    Atlantic’s Tim Blak Providing Consulting Services to the Government of Dominica

29 Mar, 2016

Atlantic’s Tim Blak Providing Consulting Services to the Government of Dominica

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The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) is taking a very pro-active approach in developing a plan to increase the island’s overall resiliency to climate change by leveraging a program funded by the World Bank called the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP). The DVRP has far reaching affects in not only studying sea-level rise, but also in understanding the impacts from past and future natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding, landslides, etc.) for mitigation and engineering purposes. On August 27, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika unleashed 19 inches of rain in a short time on Dominica, resulting in extreme devastation to portions of the island. There were a number of casualties as villages and homes were destroyed by significant flooding and landslides. Furthermore, Dominica reportedly endured over $228 million USD worth of damage to roads and critical bridges, nearly half the country’s GDP.

Even before experiencing the catastrophic impacts of Tropical Storm Erika, this small Caribbean island was embarking on a plan to map the country and the bordering ocean floor using LiDAR technology and multi-spectral imagery. Sounds easy enough, however what does not exist […]

22 Feb, 2016

So What’s the Problem?

By |February 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By: Tim Blak, Vice President, Technology

Another technology driven conference and trade show with all the latest sensors and software is just around the corner, enticing us and trying to convince us that we need the latest and greatest. From consumer electronics shows to UAV/UAS and the high tech mapping profession, there is an explosion of growth and we are starting to see cross pollination between the consumer and mapping industry. So what is the problem? Technology for the sake of technology.

As I pull out my latest model phone I start to read in the news that there is a new version around the corner. I wonder if I will still be viewed as current if I do not have the latest model which by all means is “significantly better”. Last year when I was using my Blackberry, someone asked me why I would use such a product and the simple answer was “because it worked and got the job done”. Fast forward to this year and my needs have changed, I had to find a solution to solve my current issue and therefore a […]

5 Jan, 2016

Leading LiDAR Expert, Tim Blak, Joins Atlantic

By |January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tim Blak, a leading expert in LiDAR, Geodesy and advanced remote sensing has been named Atlantic’s Vice President of Technology. Atlantic is a growing Huntsville-based company specializing in remote sensing, surveying and consulting services.

In his new role, Blak will serve as a member of Atlantic’s Executive Team to ensure Atlantic’s technological advancement, strengthen existing quality assurance/quality control practices, and focus on problem solving to increase client satisfaction.

“As Atlantic continues to grow we will seek the best and the brightest to join our team,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO. “Tim is a well-known expert in the geospatial profession and his joining Atlantic means we can leverage his thought leadership to advance our geospatial solutions, create new workflows, and offer a better overall Return On Investment to our clients.”

Tim Blak has over 28 years of proven success utilizing advanced technologies to solve complex geospatial issues within enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Engineering environments. He is a nationally known subject matter expert on LiDAR and how to utilize the technology and products to develop new and to improve existing business […]

2 Sep, 2015

Atlantic Awarded 5-Year $12.5 Million Contract From The USACE, St. Louis District

By |September 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Atlantic announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District to perform photogrammetric and LiDAR surveying and mapping services. Under the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) 5-year, $12.5 million contract, Atlantic will complete task orders nationwide to support geospatial needs of the USACE and its Federal, State, Local and Tribal partners.

“This is a very prestigious professional mapping services contract that is coveted by many other firms,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “Winning the contract is just the first step, and we are excited to put our client focus and technical knowledge to work for the St. Louis District.”

Since 1993, the St. Louis District has been recognized by the USACE Headquarters as a Center of Expertise (CX) for Photogrammetric Mapping. As a CX, the St. Louis District’s mission includes providing its internal and external clients with full service photogrammetric mapping, LiDAR, emergency response, GIS and a number of additional technical services. The CX has a nationwide mission and the contract awarded to Atlantic covers the Continental United […]

31 Aug, 2015

Atlantic’s Thoughts on Kansas Association for Floodplain Management, Inc. (KAFM) Conference

By |August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By: Brian Mayfield, President & Chief Operating Officer

This week, Kyle Manderson (Project Manager for Atlantic’s Statewide LiDAR Program with the State of Kansas), and I will exhibit at the 2015 Kansas Association for Floodplain Management, Inc. (KAFM) Conference in Kansas City. Atlantic is off to a great start with our 5-year contract with the State of Kansas. In the first year alone, we acquired and developed nearly 10,000 mi2 of USGS QL2+ LiDAR data for four (4) separate areas within the State of Kansas.

As we head into the final stages of delivery on the 2014-15 data collected and begin working towards the 2015-16 collection season, I can’t help but feel excited about our partnership with the State of Kansas. This conference should afford Kyle and me an opportunity to meet a large portion of the user community of the statewide LiDAR data. I am looking forward to answering questions about our approach, the results of the data itself (better than 4 ppsm and ~6cm RMSEz) and getting ideas about how to consistently improve our processes and techniques to make certain our clients in Kansas get the […]