Merrick Mapping Southeastern U.S. Coastline

Aurora, CO – July 26, 2010 – Merrick & Company ( is providing light detection and ranging (lidar) and hyperspectral imaging services and products to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of eXpertise (JALBTCX), for the mapping of the southeastern U.S. coastline. The project is being completed under an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to Merrick in 2009. The coastline is being mapped in order to provide high resolution elevation and imagery data in support of the USACE National Coastal Mapping Program (NCMP). Data that will be collected includes lidar at a 1-meter nominal posting, 20-centimeter natural color imagery, and 1-meter VNIR Hyperspectral imagery.

The project entails 620 linear miles along the Southeastern U.S. Coastline with a 500-meter corridor following the coastline. The project acquisition began in late April, 2010 and all final deliverables will be completed by the end of August 2010.

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Merrick & Company, a $100 million geospatial solutions, surveying, engineering, architecture, and design-build firm, serves domestic and international clients in the geospatial technologies, mapping, energy, security, and life sciences markets. With a focus on geospatial surveying and remote sensing services (Merrick GeoSpatial Solutions) , the firm’s most recent work include lidar data acquisition in Texas for oil and gas exploration, acquiring lidar data for the Federal Emergency Management Association’s dam and levee recertification program, providing services to Xcel Energy, and providing services to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Bureau of Land Management.