Woolpert Contracted to Collect Lidar Data Across 10K Square
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2018) — Woolpert has been contracted by Dewberry Engineers Inc. to collect high-resolution lidar data over approximately 10,000 square miles across the peninsula of Florida, from St. Johns County to Palm Beach County, as well as six inland counties in support of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).
Mike Zoltek, Woolpert senior project manager, said that Woolpert teamed with Dewberry to provide both lidar data collection and deliverable production, based on recommendations from the Florida Statewide Lidar Working group, which is comprised of representatives from the Florida Department of Emergency Management (DEM), the Florida Department of Transportation, as well as representatives from all five Florida Water Management Districts.
“Woolpert was chosen based on its long-standing history of providing successful deliveries of geospatial data to clients across the entire state of Florida,” Zoltek said.
Woolpert will be contracted through Dewberry, which was tasked by the USGS to oversee the collection of the Quality Level 1 (QL1) lidar data for a statewide mapping effort. The $20 million statewide project is being jointly funded by the Florida DEM, USGS and other partner federal agencies. The project will contribute to the 3DEP products and services available through The National Map, which provides information for federal, state and...