Atlantic Wins 2013 MAPPS Award for Excellence in the Airborne and Satellite Data Acquisition Category

Huntsville, Ala. (February 17, 2014) – The Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut Mapping Project was the first of its kind to develop large-scale imagery and elevation data for this area located north of the Arctic Circle. The project’s extreme remoteness required a new solution to traditional mapping methods, as well as many logistical obstacles. Atlantic’s innovative project design has earned an award in the Airborne and Satellite Data Acquisition Category of the seventh annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards Competition.

“The Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut Corridor Mapping Project by Atlantic was a very unique project. Located near the Arctic Circle, Atlantic was faced with many challenges involving logistics, project planning and project execution. The project involved image capture and elevation data over a strip of area 1,500 meters wide by 85 kilometers long and was completed on time and on budget,” said Robert "Bob" Burtch PS, CP, Professor Emeritus, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, chairman of the judges’ panel.

"We are honored to win this award as it showcases our innovation as a company,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “Our success on this project will create new geospatial opportunities for the mapping profession. The solution we engineered for this client provides an economic alternative to traditional survey operations."

A panel of independent judges evaluated projects submitted by MAPPS members for the awards program. Joining Mr. Burtch on the panel was Neil Sandler, publisher of Professional Surveyor Magazine, Frederick, Maryland; John Hetzler, editor for POB Magazine, Troy, Michigan; Leonard Gilroy, AICP, director of government reform at Reason Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; and Donn Dears, publisher of Power for USA, a social media organization publishing research and information on energy issues, Geneva, Illinois.

Photo caption: L-R, John Palatiello, MAPPS Executive Director, Brian Mayfield, Atlantic’s President and COO, and Jeff Lower, MAPPS President.

Formed in 1982, MAPPS is the only national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. The MAPPS membership spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LIDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or provides a consulting service of interest to the geospatial profession. MAPPS provides its member firms opportunities for networking and developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image enhancement.

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