(Sun Prairie, WI)—January 29, 2015— Continental Mapping is pleased to announce the addition of Raquel Charrois as Vice President of the Project Management Office.  Raquel left the shadow of the Colorado Rockies to join Continental Mapping in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

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Providing SIM for the Wisconsin DOT

Continental Mapping recently completed a 3D modeling project for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) using terrestrial lidar. In addition to mapping services, Continental Mapping staff worked with WisDOT to develop standards and applications for this new technology and aid in site information modeling (SIM) and other applications.

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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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The 1930s brought forth a new era in the US. We took a few Joe Louis-like blows to the chin in terms of our economy. In an unfortunate parallel, our fields were blowing away in the dust bowl. As a means to getting people working and retaining some of that American swagger that defined the 20s, the government created the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was a defining period for America and despite the difficulties faced by the majority of Americans, it demonstrated that we as a people, in the face of long odds, never back down from challenge and strive to focus on opportunity.
 

(Sun Prairie, WI)—December, 2013—Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc. was published in the December issue of Professional Surveyor Magazine highlighting an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) project completed by several of its staff and a group of local kids on the autism spectrum.  The Taking Autism To The Sky (TATTS) project consisted of working with a group of 8 kids on the autism spectrum to build, learn to fly and complete missions with a UAS.  The project culminated in a series of films made by the kids to highlight their experience.

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The on-line version of the article can be found here on the Professional Surveyor Magazine web site.

The TATTS Project blog contains lots of video and imagery from the project including hardware specifications and is available here.  

Links to several sample images are provided below:

 

Continental Mapping is thrilled to hear that the I-65/I70 Southsplit has opened 15 days ahead of schedule.  We're proud of our involvement and appreciate the recoginition from INDOT that we played a role in making it happen.
 

Natural Gas Explosion

Many difficulties remain for the community as a result of the tragic explosion adjacent to our headquarters building in downtown Sun Prairie, WI. However, our business operations are back online, and though we are still dealing with issues, we remain committed to client delivery. Visit the link below for more official updates from the City of Sun Prairie. #SunPrairieStrong 

 

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