Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy National Surveyors Week!

National Surveyors Week, beginning the third Sunday of March, is celebrated each year to highlight the contributions surveyors make to society.  Whether through traditional surveying, photogrammetry, LiDAR, geodesy, or hydrographic surveying, the profession plays a substantial role in defining the characteristics of our constantly evolving environment.

Thank you to all the surveyors who came before us!

Cheers!
Stephen

Michael Baker Jr. survey crew stops for a photograph along US Highway 19 in Florida (specific location unknown), circa 1943.

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What is Mobile LiDAR?

Mobile LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems are comprised of vehicle-mounted lasers, cameras and GPS/INS navigation systems to capture highly-detailed and accurate three-dimensional (3D) topographic information for surveying and engineering applications. Michael Baker International became an early adopter of Mobile LiDAR technology by acquiring our first system in 2009, with further expansions in 2014 and 2015 that increased our fleet to four (4) Optech Lynx SG1 Mobile LiDAR systems. Over that period our systems have completed more than 300 projects throughout 29 different U.S. States (and multiple countries), and encompassing hundreds of thousands of miles. Our project portfolio includes applications in roadway design, 3D modeling, railroad corridors, signaled intersections, utility infrastructure, asset management, pavement condition assessment and airport infrastructure.