Friday, September 14, 2018

Mitigating Beach Erosion

Like the majority of the country, Hurricane Florence has our full attention.  Devastating winds, torrential rain and elevated storm surge create a dangerous trifecta for our coastal (and inland) communities.  We're closely monitoring the effects of this storm on multiple fronts. 

First and foremost is for the safety of our staff, clients, and residents of the Carolinas.  Secondarily (and it's a distant second), we're watching the South Carolina coastline for lessened effects of beach erosion following the State's efforts to mitigate storm impact.

We are proud to have taken part in those initial efforts by deploying our LiDAR survey services in support of the cause.  Throughout the project Michael Baker's Mobile LiDAR team traversed over 250 miles of the South Carolina coastline to survey 300+ revetments and revetted seawalls using a mixture of Mobile LiDAR (riding on a modified UTV) and Static LiDAR for supplemental surveys.

LiDAR (both Mobile and Static) Survey of 300+ revetments and seawalls along the South Carolina coast.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day isn’t the unofficial end of summer, it’s a time celebrate the contributions of the American Worker that have underwritten our country’s success. 

All of our U.S. offices are closed this Labor Day in honor of those that have played a pivotal role in building our nation’s infrastructure. 

Our company’s innovative work spans nearly 80 years and proudly supports the communities in which we live and work. While celebrating our past achievements, we’re laser focused on serving our communities and clients as we Make a Difference.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hanson receives MAPPS Presidential Award!

MAPPS President, Brian Raber, presents Bob Hanson with the
Presidential Award for Outstanding Service
A big CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Baker's own Bob Hanson (SVP and Chief Scientist), for receiving the MAPPS Presidential Award for Outstanding Service.

Bob was the visionary, catalyst, and leader that launched Michael Baker's Mobile LiDAR services 9 years ago.  He has been a regular guest speaker at MAPPS events over the years and served on the association’s Board of Directors for the past six years. He also has served as the past-treasurer and recently helped facilitate the association’s strategic shift, which resulted in increased revenues and membership.

Formed in 1982, MAPPS is a national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the U.S. The MAPPS membership spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including member firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LiDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes associate member firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the U.S. and other firms from around the world.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Surveying Excellence Recognized!

In case you missed our Project of the Year announcement, or the feature-length article in Heights 2018 magazine covering our project work at DFWIA, check out the latest edition of POB Magazine for a recap of the 2017 MAPPS Excellence Awards category winners and Project of the Year.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Celebrating Independence Day!

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this Fourth of July, we encourage you to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in a place with an amazing diversity of peoples, cultures, traditions, beliefs, and histories that have come together to make this great country.

Enjoy your time with friends and family and have a safe and responsible 4th!
The Mobile LiDAR Team