Greenwood Village, Colorado – July 9, 2013 – Merrick & Company’s (www.merrick.com) GeoSpatial Solutions (GSS) group is excited to announce that it has purchased an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to support surveying and mapping data collection projects in Mexico and Latin America.
Merrick purchased the RQ-84Z Areohawk from Hawkeye UAV (www.hawkeyeuav.co.nz). This new data acquisition platform will be based out of Merrick’s subsidiary, Merrick Advanced Photogrammetry of the Americas (MAPA®) in Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico (http://www.mapamerrick.com.mx/) and will be used to support cadastral modernization, infrastructure, agriculture, transportation and energy clients throughout the region.
“We are looking forward to providing our clients in Latin America with such an affordable, high accuracy set of products with this state of the art system,” said Juan Carlos Sanchez, Vice President of MAPA.
“The UAV system will be in Mexico early July and we will complete our first project later in the month,” added Brian Raber, CMS, GISP, GLS, President of MAPA.
Merrick & Company is a $116 million geospatial solutions, surveying, engineering, architecture, and design-buildfirm, 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, Colombia and the United Kingdom.