Flight Plans. All existing mapping and coordinate lists will be used in the preparation of the flight plans for data acquisition. Planning will be completed with the POSTrack GPS guidance system with flight lines superimposed over Google Maps of the area. Continue reading
Tuck Mapping Solutions hosted their 14th annual golf scramble on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Cattails in Kingsport, TN. Thirty four players enjoyed a beautiful day of golf with lunch and awards afterward. Continue reading
The ability to seamlessly combine airborne and terrestrial mobile LiDAR data will create the ultimate resource for future highway design projects. That future has already begun.
High-accuracy helicopter and terrestrial mobile LiDAR datasets have proven to be accurate sources for engineering-grade digital elevation models. However, LiDAR data acquisition is a complex, highly innovative and rapidly evolving field. Because of the varying levels of accuracy and resolution that can be obtained, relying on one type of data acquisition is not usually sufficient for large-scale transportation or infrastructure projects. The combination of two or more methods is increasingly recognized as a best practice among service professionals, but merging the datasets from multiple types of methods has been challenging due to software limitations and other hurdles. Additionally, there has been a broad lack of understanding on the part of government agencies as to what results can reasonably be expected through the use of these advanced technologies. Continue reading
Our new eagleeye mapping system is off to a flying start with the completion of our first projects using our system. The system was developed by Tuck, Applanix and Riegl USA, Inc. to integrate a digital camera and LiDAR system. The LiDAR produces a DEM with 2 to 3 inch vertical accuracy. All orientation parameters from the IMU and GPS data are collected simutaneously for both sensors. Continue reading