The Sanborn Map Company Inc. has won a Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) award from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that allows the agency to negotiate task orders with Sanborn over the course of the next five years. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is one of a suite of multi-award agreements with a total cap of $750 million. The contract gives the USGS and other customers who use USGS procurement contracts access to the professional services they require.

"We're honored that the USGS selected Sanborn to provide professional services under this multiyear agreement," says Jason Caldwell, Sanborn vice president of business development and sales. "Only a handful of firms are awarded a GPSC contract. The choice confirms that the agency recognizes Sanborn's expertise and commitment to quality."

A GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state and municipal government entities to partner with the USGS to fulfill their geospatial data requirements. Photogrammetric and mapping services, such as those Sanborn provides, primarily are awarded under the umbrella of architect-engineer contracting. Services performed under a GPSC are negotiated and managed by the agency's Commercial Partnership Team (CPT).

Sanborn services performed under the GPSC may include imagery and LiDAR data acquisition; photogrammetric mapping and aerotriangulation; orthophotography; thematic mapping; surveying and control acquisition; image manipulation, analysis and interpretation; map digitizing; data manipulations; and primary and ancillary data acquisition.

About The Sanborn Map Company Inc.
Sanborn is a geospatial company that delivers mapping, visualization, Web GIS and 3D solutions to customers worldwide. The firm, which celebrated its storied 150th anniversary in 2016, currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft located strategically across the U.S. Embracing cutting-edge technology, Sanborn specializes in oblique aerial imagery, aerial and mobile LiDAR mapping, aerial orthophotography, 3D modeling and visualization software and services, indoor mapping with its proprietary SPIN robot, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) sales, services and image processing, and a host of geospatial software products.