Aurora, Colo. – Merrick & Company, a world leader in LiDAR, digital ortho-imaging, photogrammetry and GIS mapping announced the free download availability of MARS FreeView, an intuitive, easy-to-use viewing application for LiDAR, high-resolution imagery and GIS datasets.

Michael Frank, geographer and hyperspectral scientist for Galileo Group, states, “We use the MARS viewer all the time. It has great visualization tools and can quickly import (ASCII) LiDAR datasets, which saves me from jumping between software tools to view the various types of data that we collect. It is well designed and very robust. Absolutely the best such package on the market.”

Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software is developed and sold by Merrick & Company, a full-service engineering firm headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. MARS is a productionquality Windows application specifically designed for processing, analyzing and managing terrain data.

MARS provides unparalleled application and visualization performance for massive LiDAR datasets and includes a modular tool suite that is used to manage field collection, data analysis, quality assurance, production, and client deliverable workflows.

To download MARS FreeView, please visit the following website:

About Merrick & Company
Founded in Denver in 1955, Merrick & Company is a world-leading multidisciplinary engineering, architectural, geospatial solutions, and construction management firm. The employee-owned company provides these services to municipal, state, federal, and private-sector clients. With approximately 400 employees, Merrick has offices in Aurora and Colorado Springs, CO; Los Alamos and Albuquerque, NM; and Atlanta, GA.

About Galileo Group
Founded in Melbourne, Florida in 1998, Galileo specializes in applied hyperspectral imaging for the commercial, civil and military sectors. The company has been the first to develop practical large-scale and cost-effective approaches for utilizing this emerging technology in mainstream applications. Galileo and has worked with Merrick to pioneer and achieve new levels of sophisticated data fusion products encompassing hyperspectral, LiDAR and other remote sensing modalities.