Mapping from Earth, Sky, and Space


Continental Mapping Launches another Spirited Campaign

Last year Continental Mapping launched an acclaimed poster campaign advocating for the surveying and mapping industry. The idea was to highlight the dynamic ways, and numerous places, where the company has performed surveying and mapping products and services. Those posters were inspired by Depression era WPA posters imploring the people to “See America”.  In the case of the Continental Mapping posters, the idea was to “Map America.”



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Continental Mapping Continues FEMA work as STARR II Joint Venture Teammate

If it isn’t broken, then don’t fix it. After numerous successful projects as part of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR) Joint Venture, Continental Mapping is pleased to be a part of STARR II.  STARR II is comprised of lead partners Atkins, Stantec and Dewberry and was selected by FEMA to assist them nationally with the Risk MAP, HMTAP, and TARC programs.  


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Continental Mapping Expands Business Development Team with Todd Thies

(Sun Prairie, WI)—February 19, 2015— Continental Mapping has seen a surge in growth over the last two years. Part of that growth is predicated on the firm winning master contracts with state Departments of Transportation, the US Army Corps of Engineers and other governmental bodies. To help pursue these opportunities, Continental Mapping was excited to have the opportunity to bring Todd Thies on board within the Business Development Department. Todd brings industry specific project management and technical expertise to the team as well as strong writing skills.




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A Q & A with the Continental Mapping UAS Team


Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are having a significant impact on many industries including surveying, mapping and engineering. As the UAS market evolves, many issues arise around the evolution of hardware and sensor platforms, data processing software, O&M best practices, and regulatory frameworks. Our clients are regularly posing questions to us about what is happening with this technology, what is really feasible, and where it’s all going. To help address those questions our UAS team compiled this Q&A.

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Mobile Lidar Supports Stringless Paving


Stringless paving is a hallmark for maximizing taxpayer investment through new-found efficiency. To understand just how financially effective stringless paving is, first you have to understand the precarious nature of the string line paving it replaces. String lines are essentially long lines of thread held up by steaks that are used to set the grade of pavement. By eliminating the use of a string line, contractors save time and money as the string line does not need to be constantly verified due to it getting bumped or moved. Also, dump trucks accessing the paver do not have to back down long stretches of grade between these string lines to get to the paver, which is a safety hazard. Those savings are passed along to the public agency and help address the need for financial effectiveness.


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