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Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Fighting Crime with GIS and LiDAR” featured in xyHt

Atlantic is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their geospatial goals… or in this case, needs. “Fighting Crime with GIS and LiDAR,” an article published in the December 2014 issue of xyHt, details a partnership that quite literally saved lives. To read the article, please click here and find page 32.

Weakley County, Tennessee’s 911 department was asked to assist in creating GIS-based intelligence packages to be used as a critical tool in a raid designed to apprehend over 40 suspects. With a limited budget, and using only their existing LiDAR dataset, Atlantic customized a solution that was by necessity, low on manual effort and high in accuracy. The resultant building footprints have the detail, sharpness, and appearance of photogrammetrically derived feature class that was manually drawn.

As Will Trimble, Weakley Counties GIS Specialist, said, “There’s a lot of data out there, which is great. But for small jurisdictions and communities, they are not necessarily able to pay for LiDAR products of this nature, nor do they have the technical solutions in mind. So, collaborating and sharing data resources is so important. The average GIS user can […]

Aerial Mapping Outlook 2015

Brian Mayfield provides an owner operator overview for the Aerial Mapping Profession in the December edition of xyHt’s Outlook Winter 2014 Supplement. It’s an interesting read as we look ahead in to the coming year which will bring even more challenges and opportunities for our ever-changing profession.

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