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US city awards contract for LIDAR imagery

Spectrum Mapping, LLC has recently announced it has been awarded a contract by the city and county of Broomfield, Colorado in US to collect aerial LIDAR and digital ortho imagery of approximately 40 square miles and provide derived value-added information such as contours and feature extraction. Spectrum Mapping will provide the City and County of Broomfield six-inch pixel, orthorectified color digital imagery, Digital Elevation Models filtered to a bare earth surface to create Digital Terrain Models capable of supporting 2-foot contours and 2-D building footprints.

Many of the processes called for in the City and County of Broomfield’s RFP were developed by Spectrum as a result of two major contracts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program to evaluate automatic feature extraction, classification, LIDAR filtering techniques, and the capability to digitally extract 3-D earth surface feature information from LIDAR data. Spectrum also developed the LAS format for LIDAR data that has become the industry standard and adopted by the major photogrammetric software and LIDAR system providers, US Army Corps of Engineers and ASPRS. Spectrum Mapping, LLC is a full-service mapping, software development, and GIS company.