Merrick & Company, a provider of LIDAR, digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry and GIS mapping announced a $1.8 million contract to deliver a total turnkey LIDAR solution to Lidar International Partnership Ltd. (LIPL) Marketing rights of the turnkey LIDAR solution in the Australasia region have been granted to Merrick Mars Lidar Proprietary Limited (MMLPL) of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Commencing in March 2005, Merrick acquired and integrated an ALS 50 sensor from Leica Geosystems, an Applanix POS/AV Inertial Measurement Unit, a GPS flight management system from TrackAir, and Airborne GPS equipment from Trimble Navigation, Ltd. In addition, Merrick will produce and co-mount its Digital Airborne Camera System (DACS) with the ALS 50 sensor, which allows for simultaneous digital imagery and LIDAR acquisition. LIPL will also receive training and delivery of a total photogrammetric LIDAR workflow, including Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software. Final delivery to LIPL is expected in late July 2005.
The mounting rack, sensor, and other equipment are easily transportable and can be installed in aircraft worldwide.
Source: Merrick, June 3, 2005