VARGIS, LLC, an Infotech Enterprises Company recently announced the award of a multi-million dollar digital aerial imagery contract by the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC). VARGIS is providing digital aerial imagery data and related photogrammetric services for the entire 4,100-square mile Los Angeles County area. The Consortium includes the County of Los Angeles plus 25 cities and public-sector organizations. Consortium members will use the highly accurate digital aerial imagery and other data with GIS, web-mapping systems, computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering design applications.
VARGIS is capturing the imagery with three Zeiss/Intergraph DMC camera systems and LiDAR. By using a multi-resolution approach, VARGIS can capture both the urban and rural areas. VARGIS is capturing 3,000-square miles of urban orthoimagery at 4-inch pixel resolution. For the remaining rural areas, such as Angeles National Forest, VARGIS is producing 1,100 square miles of color and color infrared orthoimagery at 1-foot pixel resolution. Also, VARGIS is employing the latest Leica ALS50 LiDAR technology to produce a new, highly accurate digital terrain model, as well as 2-foot contours with breaklines. To assist with the project, VARGIS has assembled an expert team of digital imagery and LiDAR professionals that includes Merrick & Company, 3001, Inc., Photo Science, Inc., GE Energy, Inc. and Stantec, Inc.