Sanborn provides high accuracy Lidar data for reservoir disaster in US state

Sanborn provides high accuracy Lidar data for reservoir disaster in US state

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Sanborn recently announced the company has been contracted to provide high-density Lidar data to the state of Missouri in US to support restoration efforts in the ruin caused by a wall of water that rushed through a rural area in south-central Missouri. On December 14, 2005 the northern Taum Sauk reservoir dam broke sending a rush of water 200 yards wide, emptying the reservoir’s 1.5 billion gallons in 12-minutes, causing the evacuation of the near-by town of Lesterville, Missouri. In need of disaster response, the USGS, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, called on Sanborn who provides GIS, photogrammetric mapping and remote sensing solutions, for rapid response mapping to provide high accuracy last return topographic lidar data. The company was contracted on December 15, 2005 by the USGS and was able to take flight and acquire the Lidar data within 24 hours.