Merrick & Company’s geospatial group ( Merrick GeoSpatial Solutions) is providing light detection and ranging (LiDAR) acquisition services and products for the Nebraska Iowa Regional Orthophotography Consortium (NIROC).  The work is being done under a contract to Pixxures, a Colorado-based aerial photography mapping and products services company. NIROC is a collaborative effort organized and led by a consortium of urban cities and counties around Omaha and Lincoln, NE and Council Bluffs IA.  The data for this project is being collected for over 2,000 square miles and includes the Counties of Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster (NE) and a portion of the Platte River Basin.