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“Cost Effective Electric Transmission Corridor Mapping With LiDAR and Fixed-Wing Aircraft”

The bedrock of Atlantic’s success, both present and future, has been and will continue to be our commitment to R&D.  This commitment, along with our steadfast determination to develop innovative ways to deploy our technical knowhow, requires that we constantly be listening to our clients to better understand their ever changing challenges.  When we discovered the perception that accurate electric transmission corridor mapping could only be achieved using rotary aircraft, we teamed up with Leica to prove the capabilities using a fixed-wing platform.The article by Linda Duffy, “Cost Effective Electric Transmission Corridor Mapping with LiDAR and Fixed-Wing Aircraft,” published in LiDAR News, explains the challenge, approach, and results compared to rotary platforms.

“Our goal at Atlantic is to continue listening to client’s needs and create solutions that help them improve their bottom line,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “By utilizing our internal subject matter experts coupled with the right equipment, we were able to develop a more cost-effective solution that meet all the NERC/FERC schema requirements.  This significant R&D effort proved not only to change the status-quo for the TVA, but for […]

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    Atlantic Honored with MAPPS Award for Weakley County 911 Project

Atlantic Honored with MAPPS Award for Weakley County 911 Project

For the second year in a row, Atlantic has been honored with a MAPPS Geospatial Services Excellence Award for its project entitled, “Helping Weakley County, Tennessee’s Tactical GIS Team Maximize their LiDAR ROI.”

During the fall of 2013, Weakley County 911 Emergency Management contracted with Atlantic to perform classification and extraction of building footprints from the new USDA-NRCS LiDAR point data. The primary challenge associated with this critical project was to create 3D data for roughly 25,000 buildings over a 5,500 square mile area within a short amount of time and on a severely constrained budget. Toward meeting this challenge, Atlantic created a customized algorithmic LiDAR classification and extraction scheme that served to greatly reduce the manual effort typically associated with similar efforts. Brian Mayfield, President and Chief Operating Officer, who accepted the award on behalf of Atlantic, said, “This project showcases how private enterprise can deliver cost effective solutions to complex geospatial challenges.”

“The building footprints from this innovative process, have the detail, sharpness and appearance of photogrammetrically-derived features,” said Kimberley Denney, Associate Vice President. “Working together with the Weakley County 911 Director and GIS […]

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