In late October, 3001 completed flights of the 10,668-square-mile area affected by Hurricane Rita to aid the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and FEMA in damage assessment. Flights began on September 30, and the 1-foot pixel, natural color imagery was processed and delivered only 12 days later. The data were captured daily, flown to 3001’s Gainesville, FL office, and processed overnight before being shipped to USACE and FEMA offices in Washington, D.C., the next day. The imagery was captured with three Leica ADS40s, using one Lear Jet 24, one Cessna 421, and one Cessna 401.
3001 completed the services through a contract with USACE and FEMA after similar services for Hurricane Katrina response efforts. 3001 captured and processed 11,800 square miles of imagery for the tri-state damage of Hurricane Katrina over two weeks this September.
3001 is standing by to respond to the damage assessment needs associated with Hurricane Wilma. We are ready to continue round-the-clock work in any post-Wilma relief and to continue to create map layers and data products to support the rebuilding of the damaged communities from the Rita and Katrina disasters.
3001, the geospatial company, is a provider of geospatial data production and analysis, including airborne imaging, surveying, mapping, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 3001’s products and services are used for domestic and international civilian, defense, and intelligence initiatives, to develop and maintain public and private sector infrastructure, and to better understand the land and its resources.
Source: 3001 Inc., Oct. 25, 2005