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Rutherford County Selects Fugro Earthdata for Five Year Mapping Contract

June 1, 2009

Rutherford County, Tennessee, recently awarded a 5-year geospatial services contract to Fugro EarthData, Inc. Under this open-ended contract, Fugro EarthData will provide updated orthoimagery, planimetric, and topographic mapping services to the county. Additional services may include oblique imagery, land use/land cover mapping, and emergency response mapping.

“Fugro EarthData’s exceptional performance on past projects, their commitment to customer service, and their broad range of services made them the ideal partner to help us meet our long-term mapping needs,” explained Barbara Seivers, Rutherford County’s GIS Manager.

The new contract continues a long and successful relationship between Fugro EarthData and Rutherford County, which began in 2004 during the county’s first-ever countywide digital mapping project. Most recently, Fugro EarthData performed rapid response mapping services to aid in recovery and assessment efforts following the 2009 Good Friday tornado that swept through the county.


Fugro EarthData, Inc. provides a full range of mapping and GIS services to support customer needs in a wide variety of natural resource management, urban planning, economic development, defense, and engineering activities.

Fugro EarthData is a member of the international Fugro group of companies. Fugro is listed on Euronext N.V. in Amsterdam and is included in the Amsterdam Midkap index. Fugro has over 275 offices, more than 13,000 staff and a permanent presence in over 50 countries.