Woolpert Selected to Provide GIS Services to San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 24, 2016) —  Woolpert has been awarded a five-year contract to provide on-call geographic information system (GIS) services for  San Francisco International Airport (SFO), it was announced today.

Woolpert Project Director Mark Ricketson said the work could involve GIS data collection, compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport GIS standards and implementing strategic planning services. The project also includes GIS application development and integration with existing airport business systems, and updating data previously collected by Woolpert.

“A little over five years ago, we were awarded a full airport-wide data collection effort with airspace analysis at SFO,” Ricketson said. “Then about two-and-a-half years later, we updated the data to reflect the fairly significant improvements and changes to the airfield.”

The airport is in the midst of a $4.4 billion capital improvement plan, which includes a newly completed air traffic control tower, a new Terminal 1, a new 350-room hotel, and numerous cargo and service-related buildings.

Ricketson said SFO’s airfield, building facilities and supporting infrastructure will continue to change as new capital projects are constructed, and that the GIS contract will support the analysis of those changes and reflect updates to the airport.

“We enjoy working for such a world-class airport, which cares so much about technology and sustainability,” said Ricketson, adding that Woolpert works extensively in sustainable design under its architecture and engineering disciplines. “The staff makes SFO one of my favorite clients.”

SFO is the seventh largest airport in the country, per total passengers, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). The airport had more than 47 million passengers in 2014, its most recent report.

Woolpert is expected to begin the GIS project this month.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress—and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with more than 25 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces. For more information, visit  woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.

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