Friday, June 26, 2015

Picture of the Week: Phoenix Rising

After almost 6 years of service (and new transmission), our Suburban has found new life, like a phoenix rising from the ashes.  It looks like a brand new vehicle with the original wrap removed and new wrap installed.  Our fleet is going to continue to sport matching red, white and blue designs. Now, all it needs is a system installed.


Cheers!
Stephen

Monday, June 22, 2015

Article: Lowering the Barrier to Entry Does Not Eliminate the Requirement for Professionals

We’re not a one-trick pony, and we’re not terrestrially-bound.  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) represent the newest, low-cost acquisition platform – but low-cost doesn’t give license for lack of professional responsibility.   Continuing our contributions to your reading pleasure, check out another recent article authored by our own Eric Andelin that was published in the May edition of LiDAR News Magazine

Cheers!
Stephen

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pictures of the Week

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the Open House of Michael Baker International's new office location in Dallas, TX.  Thankfully, the weather cooperated and we were able to show off one of our systems.


Pictured (from left to right) are Michael Baker International employees Cooper Liebau, June Garcia, Rocky Armendariz and Gene Valentine.


Also in attendance and inspecting the system, were our Chief Operating Officer Jeff Hill (right) and Senior Vice President/Gulf Coast Region Director Bill Macon (left).  

Although our Mobile LiDAR team and equipment may reside in only a handful of offices across our organization, we are all one Michael Baker International.  We welcome the opportunity to come out in support of our colleagues elsewhere.

Cheers!
Stephen

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Article: LiDAR Fusion for Impervious Surface Mapping

With the deployment of our 2 brand new Lynx SG1 systems, the past month has been admittedly hectic.  Although we haven’t had much time lately to post new material to the Blog, our team continues to contribute to the profession through other media outlets.

Check out a recent article published in the May edition of LiDAR News Magazine that was authored by our own Dr. Srinivasan Dharmapuri and Aaron Morris.

Cheers!
Stephen

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dallas Open House

Come join us in Dallas, TX on Thursday, June 18th for an Open House at our new office.  Hopefully the weather cooperates and we're able to fully display one of our Mobile LiDAR units!


For directions or to RSVP, contact Robin as indicated in the postcard.

Cheers!
Stephen



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.