Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Contracts with Airborne 1 for LiDAR Services

El Segundo, CA – February 7, 2007 – Airborne 1 Corporation, a leading provider of advanced LiDAR services, rentals, and software worldwide, has been approached by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) to provide LiDAR services. 

The mapping is being done with the intent of monitoring gradual landslide movement in the Los Angeles, CA Basin.  “We are using air-based LiDAR to provide a rapid assessment of the ground position at slopes before and after the heavy rains,” said Jianping Hu, Civil Engineering Associate with the LADWP, “We also have interests in applying air-based LiDAR to projects including large quantities of cut and fill and potentially for power transmission line work.”  Specific areas to be mapped are North Hollywood, San Fransquito Canyon, and the Hollywood Hills. 

“LiDAR data provides the best way to accurately observe over time how the ground is changing and in this case, what can be done to prevent water contamination.  LiDAR is more efficient and cost-effective than traditional methods,” said Airborne 1 Director of Marketing Alejandra Espinosa.

Airborne 1 expects to finish collecting LiDAR data for the designated in early February.

About Airborne 1
Airborne 1 Corporation (www.airborne1.com) provides advanced LiDAR technology and asset management for partners in the photogrammetry, surveying and mapping fields. From Turnkey Services, to Software/Training, Rentals, Fractional Ownership Plans, and Franchising Opportunities, Airborne 1 enables professionals worldwide to effectively enter the LiDAR market without having to incur the high costs of owning a sensor.  Airborne 1’s digital mapping services and solutions include a dedicated team of LiDAR surveying experts, state-of-the-art Optech ALTM sensors, LiDAR data processing analysis and application development, as well as LiDAR field survey coordination and project management.