Merrick Providing LiDAR Services for Department of Transportation Clients

Aurora, Colorado – August 30, 2012 – Merrick & Company’s geospatial solutions group provided aerial mapping services for nine separate highway systems throughout the state of Missouri. Scope included utilizing analytics, planimetric compilation, terrain modeling, orthoimagery, ground surveying, and LiDAR technologies. In conjunction with Midland Surveying, Inc. (Maryville, MO), the Missouri Department of Transportation will take the data Merrick produced and use it for future preliminary highway planning and final engineering design.

Merrick also recently provided light detection and ranging (LiDAR) services for the Illinois Department of Transportation, to support the generation of a high resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM). The region covered is in Johnson County, IL. The area covered included approximately 737 square miles. The acquired data will be used as base data for regional hydrologic modeling projects and engineering location studies.

Merrick is a $111 million engineering, architecture, design-build, geospatical solutions, and surveying firm, serving domestic and international clients in the energy, national security, life sciences, and sustainable infrastructure markets. The firm is committed to sustainable design and construction practices through its 60+ LEED-accredited professionals and is continually expanding its in-house resources to serve tomorrow’s needs. The employee-owned company maintains 16 offices in the U.S. as well as offices in Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. More information about Merrick can be found at