Woolpert Contracted By USGS To Map, Survey Throughout U.S.
Woolpert has signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract 3 (GPSC 3) with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. The GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state and municipal government entities to partner with USGS for the purpose of fulfilling their geospatial data requirements.
“This provides Woolpert with the opportunity to continue working with USGS on their 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), an eight-year program to provide highly accurate 3D elevation data of the entire U.S.,” says John Gerhard, Woolpert project director. “This data will be collected via LiDAR to create the most accurate surface model, and will be used to evaluate flood risk and natural resources, support FEMA, help farmers with precision agriculture, assess and manage infrastructure and much more.”
The contract will be administered through the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) in an effort to obtain geospatial data services throughout the U.S. and its territories. The contract also will be used to support the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and by other federal, state and local agencies.
Jeff Lovin, Woolpert senior vice president and director of government solutions, says the Woolpert staff is very proud to have had the opportunity to work with the USGS for nearly 25 years.
“Over those 25 years, we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate on different layers of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), from the development of nationwide imagery in the 1990s to 3D elevation and hydrography today,” Lovin says. “It’s very gratifying to have the opportunity to play a part in such an important program for our nation.”
Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that strategically blends engineering with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. For more than 100 years and with 24 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. armed forces.