(Sun Prairie, WI)—May 5, 2015— Continental Mapping is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Gustafson as Surveying & Mapping Senior Project Manager. Jon will work in close concert with the Survey Operations Division out of Kansas City, Kansas and the Project Management Office in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
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.”
(Sun Prairie, WI)—March, 2015— Continental Mapping is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth District has awarded Continental Mapping Consultants a $3.3 million surveying, mapping and related geospatial services contract. This is the third such USACE contract awarded to the firm in the last five years.
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.
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.
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.