Government

EarthData Wins South Florida Water Management District GIS and Remote-Sensing Services Contract

May 2, 2006
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Frederick, MD (April 24, 2006) - EarthData announced the recent finalization of a 3-year open-end GIS and remote sensing services contract with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The contract requires GIS analysis and reporting, data development, application development, and remote sensing to support the SFWMD in managing the water supply, water quality, ecosystems, and flood control for more than 6 million residents in 16 counties across south Florida.

"The district not only manages water resources to serve the residents in our jurisdiction; we are protecting and restoring an ecosystem that is a unique part of our national heritage," explained Jim Cameron, director of the district's GIS and Web Development Division. "To serve the magnitude of our mission, we awarded contracts to forty-five prime vendors in nine disciplines; EarthData is one of five vendors who offer end-to-end services in GIS and remote sensing."

To help SFWMD meet both programmatic and rapid-response requirements, the EarthData team will acquire and process specialized remotely sensed data, such as hyperspectral, thermal, radar, and spaceborne imagery, as well as provide GIS software, applications, and decision-support tools to manage, analyze, and distribute all types of geospatial data. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with the SFWMD," said Martin Roche, president and general manager of EarthData's Solutions Division. "Having worked with the SFWMD and four other Florida water management districts in 2004 to provide digital orthophotography covering the entire state, we understand SFWMD objectives as well as many of the district's challenges."

The EarthData team includes EarthData, The Alta Vista Company, ITRES Research Limited, Digital Globe, Digital Aerial Solutions, I.S. Consulting, TerraSurv, and L.D. Bradley. "Our team looks forward to supporting SFWMD using the full range of our combined capabilities," stated Roche.

The SFWMD contract expands EarthData's portfolio of contracts for GIS consulting services in the region and contributes to the organization's strategic goals in the GIS marketplace.

About EarthData

EarthData is an airborne data collection, mapping, and GIS services organization that delivers customized products, services, and GIS applications to support a wide range of land-use, resource management, and engineering activities worldwide. With its fleet of aircraft, the organization collects aerial photography, uses an airborne laser system (lidar) and imaging radar (GeoSAR) to produce 3D terrain models, and develops or deploys other remote sensing technologies to detect thermal and multispectral information about the earth's surface. EarthData offices in Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, and Washington, DC, use these data to produce photogrammetric, lidar, radar, and digital orthophoto mapping and GIS applications and services. EarthData also owns the mid-west mapping and GIS company, Horizons, Inc., with offices in South Dakota and Minnesota. (www.earthdata.com)

Source: EarthData, April 24, 2006.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

POB

POB December 2014 Cover

2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

POB POLL: WINTER SEASON

Surveyors, during the winter season, does your firm?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.