Thursday, September 29, 2016

As Seen on TV

The Mobile LiDAR team at Michael Baker International had the distinct pleasure of being showcased on the latest episode of Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®.  The segment, which aired on Sunday, September 25th on Fox Business Network, featured Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT®.  As you’ve seen in previous posts (Picture of the Week and LiDAR Data & Orbit GT), Michael Baker utilizes Orbit’s Content Manager, Asset Inventory and Publisher software applications to exploit LiDAR and panoramic imagery through our own web-portal.

A look inside one of Michael Baker's Mobile LiDAR vehicles.
Michael Baker’s Mobile LiDAR equipment and personnel were represented throughout the broadcast, including interviews with Bob Hanson, Senior Vice President of Geospatial Information Technology and Scott Peterson, Systems Supervisor.  Each discussed the importance of Geospatial data in managing and maintaining our Nation’s infrastructure.

Michael Baker’s Bob Hanson discusses the role of Geospatial data in managing our Nation’s infrastructure.
Our LiDAR operations have employed Orbit GT’s software for the past year.  Publishing spherical imagery and LiDAR data has become a routine deliverable to our clients. By offering the data in an “easy to use” application our clients are empowered to make timely decisions without overwhelming them with “Big Data.” 

A view of the Orbit GT client application and published data as viewed through our web portal.

A low resolution video is provided:

video

To view this program in HD, go to:  https://vimeo.com/kathyireland/review/174216940/f19246eb7d

Cheers,
Stephen

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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.