Aurora, CO USA – Merrick & Company, a world leader in LIDAR, digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry and GIS mapping is pleased to announce a new contract with the Department of Public Works in Utah County, Utah to provide DigitalGlobe’s (Longmont, CO) 61-centimeter Ortho Photo Ready natural color satellite imagery of the entire county annually for three years.
Patrick R. Wawro, Mapping Division Manager, Utah County Public Works, explains,”Utah County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States and Merrick has supported our need to develop a cost effective methodology to keep our GIS data up to date. The three year subscription service allows us to affordably receive new imagery on an annual basis.”
The Mapping Division will post-process the satellite data using County survey control points. Approximately 85-percent of the spatial data will meet a +/-5-foot horizontal accuracy. Wawro continues, “Utah County’s elevation ranges from 4500-feet to 9000-feet above sea level with significant slope. The positional accuracy that we can create from the satellite imagery in combination with our ground control enables us to maintain our robust GIS database that supports all county work. We have realized cost savings by post-processing the data in-house.”
Merrick is a DigitalGlobe Reseller. Visit Utah County on the Web at www.co.utah.ut.us/Dept/PubWrks.
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About Merrick & Company
Founded in Denver in 1955, Merrick & Company is a world-leading multidisciplinary engineering, architectural, geospatial solutions, and construction management firm. The employee-owned company provides these services to municipal, state, federal, and private-sector clients. With approximately 400 employees, Merrick has offices in Aurora and Colorado Springs, CO; Los Alamos and Albuquerque, NM; and Atlanta, GA.