John Copple, CEO of Sanborn, a GIS and photogrammetric services industry, has announced that the company has been selected to provide GIS topographic mapping services for Pima Association of Governments (PAG), a Tucson, Arizona-based coalition of local, state and tribal governments that assists its members and the public with regional planning issues.
Project scope requires Sanborn to acquire and provide 6″- to 1′-resolution digital color ortho-rectified imagery and lidar data to generate comprehensive digital terrain models and digital elevation models for more than 1,800 square miles of the Tucson region.
With the data Sanborn provides, PAG and its associated parties will have an up-to-date topographic and raster database to support operational and business applications. The data will also provide the coalition with additional intelligence for better decision-making on regional issues such as transportation, air quality, water quality, and population growth. Sanborn is scheduled to complete the project in November 2005.