Surveying And Mapping, Inc. Expands Service Offerings with Optech’s LYNX Mobile Mapping Solution

SAM, Inc. to highlight new mapping technology at the AREMA 2009 Conference and Exposition

Austin, Texas – September 9, 2009 – Surveying And Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.), a provider of custom surveying and mapping services, today announced that it has added Optech’s LYNX™ Mobile Mapping solution to its broad inventory of state-of-the-art surveying and mapping technologies. SAM, Inc. will feature this new technology at the AREMA 2009 Conference, September 20-23 in the Optech booth # 514 at the Hilton Chicago.

The non-invasive, state-of-the-art LYNX Mobile Mapping solution is ideal for civil engineering firms or government agencies managing rail, transportation, pipeline, waterway, electric transmission lines and design-build projects. It incorporates the most advanced ground-based LiDAR (Lighting and Detection and Ranging) sensors, digital cameras and a GPS navigation system to quickly and accurately collect survey-quality point data for corridor projects throughout the U.S.

Additional benefits of the LYNX Mobile Mapping solution include:
• Cost-savings: This advanced mapping technology can gather all required data point measurements in one setting, eliminating the need for additional mobilization costs.
• Time-savings: The LYNX Mobile Mapping solution gives SAM, Inc. the ability to collect up to 400,000 points per second, compared to one point every few seconds with traditional survey technologies. 
• Enhanced accuracy: The LYNX Mobile Mapping solution provides designers with a more “complete” picture of the project – with highly-accurate point density measurements and the ability to locate features that are inaccessible with current technology.
• Increased Safety: The LYNX Mobile Mapping solution also provides increased safety for project personnel and the general public because data can be collected remotely, day or night, removing the need for traffic diversion caused by construction and maintenance activities.

Compared to traditional survey methods, the LYNX Mobile Mapping solution can provide data density spacing from 0.01 foot. The LYNX Mobile Mapping system utilizes two 360-degree LiDAR sensors, two 5-mega pixel cameras, two GPS receivers, and an Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU).

“The LYNX Mobile Mapping solution complements our integrated approach to data collection and will enable SAM, Inc. to continue to build upon our reputation as a knowledgeable and customer-focused consultant,” said Sam Hanna, president, SAM, Inc. “We are pleased to now offer the LYNX Mobile Mapping solution to our clients across the U.S., providing them with the best surveying and mapping technologies and services in the market.”

About Surveying And Mapping, Inc.
Founded in 1994, (SAM, Inc.) is a leading provider of complete land surveying, photogrammetry and LiDAR, subsurface utility engineering, geographic information systems, and high-definition laser scanning services to customers across the U.S. SAM, Inc. combines its experience, qualifications, and resources to solve the most challenging problems and deliver the best value, all in-house. By continually investing in training and the latest in surveying and mapping technologies, such as the LYNX Mobile Mapper, SAM, Inc. delivers state-of-the-art, top-quality, precision products. For more information, visit