Merrick Providing LiDAR Acquisition for Nebraska Iowa Regional Orthophoto Consortium (NIROC) Project

Aurora, CO – August 8, 2010 – Merrick & Company’s geospatial group (Merrick GeoSpatial Solutions) is providing light detection and ranging (LiDAR) acquisition services and products for the Nebraska Iowa Regional Orthophotography Consortium (NIROC). The work is being done under a contract to Pixxures, a Colorado-based aerial photography mapping and products services company. NIROC is a collaborative effort organized and led by a consortium of urban cities and counties around Omaha and Lincoln, NE and Council Bluffs IA. The data for this project is being collected for over 2,000 square miles and includes the Counties of Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster (NE) and a portion of the Platte River Basin.

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, the firm’s most recent work includes light detection and ranging (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.