March 2, 2007, El Segundo, CA -- Airborne 1 Corporation, a leading provider of advanced LiDAR services and rentals worldwide, is providing LiDAR services for the new delta study being conducted by the California Department of Water Resources along with EarthData.
The California Department of Water Resources awarded EarthData a contract for GIS services in the levee reconstruction project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area. EarthData contracted with Airborne 1 to provide LiDAR services on the project which is being funded by California Proposition 50 passed in 2006.
The project area is just under one million acres and spans from Sacramento , CA down to Stockton , CA over to Concord , CA and up to Napa , CA . The area is about the size of 1.3 million football fields or half the size of Puerto Rico . It took approximately 100 flight hours to complete Airborne 1’s portion of the project. “Flying conditions were ideal,” said Airborne 1 Field Operations Manager Jerome Gregory, “Since there were no airspace restrictions in the area we were able to fly double shifts and work at night.”
Airborne 1’s services have also recently been used by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to provide LiDAR services for the purpose of monitoring the ground for gradual landslide movement.
About Airborne 1
Airborne 1 Corporation ( www.airborne1.com) provides advanced LiDAR technology and asset management for partners in the photogrammetry, surveying and mapping fields. From Turnkey Services, to Training, Rentals, Fractional Ownership Plans, and Franchising Opportunities, Airborne 1 enables professionals worldwide to effectively enter the LiDAR market without having to incur the high costs of owning a sensor. Airborne 1’s digital mapping services and solutions include a dedicated team of LiDAR surveying experts, state-of-the-art Optech ALTM sensors, LiDAR data processing analysis and application development, as well as LiDAR field survey coordination and project management.
EarthData ( www.earthdata.com) provides a full range of mapping and GIS services to support customers’ needs in a wide variety of natural resource management, urban planning, economic development, national defense, and engineering activities. With its fleet of aircraft, the organization collects aerial photography, uses airborne laser (LiDAR) and imaging radar (GeoSAR) systems to produce 3D terrain models, and develops or deploys other remote sensing technologies to detect thermal and multispectral information about the earth’s surface. EarthData offices in the United States and China use this data to create and supply photogrammetric, LiDAR, radar, and digital orthophoto mapping and GIS applications and services, world-wide.