Monday, November 23, 2009

MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Awards Winners

MAPPS recognized Merrick & Company as the winner of the association's third annual Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards competition for their "Levee Recertification Using Geospatial Technologies" project.

The "Project of the Year" was awarded during a ceremony at the ASPRS/MAPPS Specialty Conference in San Antonio, TX. The project, utilised aerial LiDAR technology and an advanced hydrographic survey to generate valuable elevation data for the City of Wichita, Kansas.

MAPPS awarded winners in five technical categories. They were:

- Intermap Technologies for "Intermap Technologies Completes NEXTMap Europe" in Airborne and Satellite Data Acquisition;

- Photo Science "Spatial Data Interoperability at the Florida Department of Transportation" in GIS/IT;

- Kappa Mapping, Inc. "Color Infrared Imagery Makes Accurate Vernal Pool Mapping Possible in Bar Harbor, Maine" in Small Projects;

- Optech Technologies "New Product Introduction in Hardware: ALTM Orion" in Technology Innovation;

- Merrick & Company in the Photogrammetry/Elevation Data Generation category.

The judges for the program included Burtch; Dr. Pamela Lawhead, Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi; Dr. Adrian Moore, an economist at the Reason Foundation, Los Angeles, VA; Dennis Morgan, CP, retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis, MO and Christine L. Grahl, editor for POB magazine and


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