Airborne1 completes LiDAR survey of Hawaii

Airborne1 completes LiDAR survey of Hawaii


El Segundo, USA, August 20, 2007: Airborne 1 Corporation, provider of advanced LiDAR services, rentals, and software worldwide, has delivered strong qualitative data for Dewberry. Dewberry, the planning, design, and program management professions, provides the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with disaster response and recovery assistance.

Airborne 1 mapped the majority of the south shores of the Hawaiian islands, including Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island for a FEMA hurricane study.

“To identify flood risk from hurricane driven storm surge in Hawaii with greater precision, we integrated our hurricane and HAZUS modeling data with coastal floodplain maps. These new generation maps will help to save lives and accurately identify property risk” said Ray Lenaburg, Senior Engineer for FEMA Region IX.

Topographical accuracy was paramount to the success of this project, and Airborne 1 provided accurate LIDAR data at a substantial cost savings over conventional aerial mapping.” “We have the privilege of providing LiDAR data to numerous FEMA regions, each with unique terrain and vegetation. Few areas in the world match the diversity and complexity of Hawaii’s terrain, and LiDAR is proving to be an excellent tool for the task,” said Todd Stennett, Airborne 1’s CEO.