Woolpert has been contracted to acquire high-resolution orthoimagery for the entire state of Ohio, which is roughly 41,276 square miles, by the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP).

“Being a part of the Ohio community for more than 100 years, we’re honored to have participated in OSIP for over a decade,” says Brian Stevens, Woolpert geospatial program director. “It’s always good to come home.”

This project is the third iteration of the Ohio Statewide Imagery Program (OSIP III), and the third time Woolpert has been hired to provide these services for the state.

The $1.8 million base contract calls for the collection of 6-inch, 3-band orthoimagery from 2017 to 2020. Orthoimagery provides benefits to a wide range of users, including private industry, public agencies, non-governmental organizations, citizens and educational institutions. As with previous OSIP projects, all data developed through OSIP will be made available to everyone from government agencies to the public in all 88 Ohio counties at no cost.

In addition to orthoimagery, OSIP provides state agencies and local governments the opportunity to purchase multiple remote sensing services through a cooperative purchasing agreement with the state of Ohio. This includes higher-resolution 4-band imagery, aerial and mobile LiDAR, oblique aerial imagery, topographic mapping, land use, land cover, parcel mapping, crop delineation, asset management, and application development.

Woolpert has delivered and is in the process of completing mapping projects for multiple states across the country. The program officially began Jan. 1, and acquisition for OSIP III will begin in the spring.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that strategically blends engineering with 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 works 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.