Continental Mapping is pleased to announce the addition of low-flying helicopter lidar acquisition as a new solution line.

Using a Trimble Harrier Lidar system, Continental Mapping provides a one stop shop
for geospatial services to clients who require low altitude, high accuracy infrastructure
mapping. In conjuntion with METRO Geospatial, Continental Mapping can now offer
an unparalleled depth of knowledge and expertise to the aerial survey market, as well
as to other markets requiring high accuracy mapping solutions.

Continental Mapping has been using low flying helicopter acquisition for very high accuracy lidar projects for many years and is excited to now offer this method as an in-house capability. The highly portable Trimble Harriet System, capable of simultaneous collection of lidar and digital imagery, can be installed on nearly any aerial platform. A common approach is to mount the unit to a rented lightweight helicopter, which is then transported to the jobsite by flatbed truck, significantly reducing mobilization costs. From there, our team calibrates and checks all equipment, establishes needed ground control, and monitors the sensor and mission during flight.

"The addition of helicopter-based imagery and lidar acquisition continues our expansion of solutions to provide multi-sensor, multi-platform capability to our clients," said Continental Mapping President Dave Hart. "This capability, combined with our fixed wing platform experience rounds out our offering of high accuracy imagery and lidar acquisition for mapping." Jim Sease, COO of METRO Geospatial added, "We are very pleased to have entered into this agreement with Continental Mapping, as it firmly aligns with our strategy to work with industry leaders to provide reliable, high accuracy solutions to clients with demanding needs."

Our team brings over 40 years of survey and mapping experience to each project, with a deep understanding of engineering needs. Additionally, we bring collective experience deploying hybridized solutions of mobile, terrestrial, and airborne lidar and imagery. This experience positions us well to provide counsel to our clients as to data collection options, sensor choices, and approaches for addressing both budget and technical requirements.