Aerial Cartographics of America, Inc. Purchases Riegl VMX 450 Mobile Laser Scanning System

The addition of Mobile LiDAR to the ACA services offering expands surveying capabilities.

ORLANDO, FL, May 24, 2013 

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Aerial Cartographics of America, Inc. (ACA) of Orlando, FL in conjunction with its parent company, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), announced today the purchase of a RIEGL VMX 450 Mobile Laser Scanning System. ACA now offers our clients the latest in high accuracy mapping technology, Mobile LiDAR Data Collection, with this system we can capture high-accuracy, high-density range and intensity data as well as digital imagery simultaneously at highway speeds for transportation projects and within navigable waterways and railroad corridors.

Riegl VMX-450The RIEGL VMX scanning system is self-contained and designed to easily transfer between multiple working platforms. These include trucks or SUV’s for transportation project; boats and barges for scanning and mapping structures, bridges, piers, shorelines and coastlines; and high-rail vehicles for precision scanning within railroad corridors. The system’s dual laser scanners send over a million pulses per second and collect 2000-5000 points per square meter, resulting in an extremely dense 3-D point cloud data base providing accurate and detailed as-found conditions of structures and topographic features.

Each transportation scanning mission is planned and performed in accordance with the Requirements for Type A – High Accuracy Surveys, per FDOT Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR Surveying & Mapping Guidelines and/or Transportation Research Board NCHRP 15-44 Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LiDAR in Transportation Applications. Individual project specific approaches are prepared to ensure scanning missions performed on the waterways and along railroad corridors to meet or exceed the required project accuracies

Mobile LiDAR Mapping is a complex, high speed and multi-platform automated data collection system wrapped into a simple, accurate and cost effective package. With the addition of this capability we can now offer our clients a full range of survey and mapping services, including; Mobile LiDAR, Helicopter Based LiDAR, Low Altitude Mapping Photography (LAMP), Digital Aerial Imagery, Photogrammetric Mapping and Terrestrial Laser Scanning. Regardless of the requirements ACA and GPI has the right solution to support projects of all sizes and complexity.

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