PITTSBURGH - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, is today celebrating the 10th anniversary of mapping the nation's infrastructure with the firm's Mobile LiDAR data solutions. LiDAR, which stands for light detection and ranging, is advanced laser technology employed by Michael Baker's collection systems that leverages dual, Class 1 (eye safe) lasers to capture more than 1.2 million topographical data points per second to engineering-grade accuracies, while progressive 360° spherical camera arrays capture digital images up to nine frames per second. Michael Baker's flexible mounting design enables easy transfer between SUVs, boats, trains and all-terrain vehicles to document natural and as-built conditions along our nation's critical infrastructure: roads, airfields, bridges, oil and gas pipelines, and aerial utilities.
"At Michael Baker, we are constantly looking for new ways to innovate and apply emerging technologies to our projects that benefit our clients. As an early adopter of Mobile LiDAR technology, we created one of the first offerings in the country," said Aaron Morris, LiDAR Services Director at Michael Baker. "In the past decade, we have grown from owning a single system to our current fleet of four LiDAR systems, which doubles the data collection capacity of our closest competitor. We are proud to continue our position as the leader in Mobile LiDAR solutions and are excited about emerging opportunities for the next decade and beyond."
Michael Baker's Mobile LiDAR team brings together more than 30 experts who are committed to constantly improving and expanding upon the technology, including a professional surveyor, mathematician, IT specialists, and geomatic and geospatial specialists who interact with colleagues across every practice within the firm. In ten years, this team has guided more than twenty-five state departments of transportation and transportation agencies through their first use of Mobile LiDAR, helped establish industry standards and shaped the evolution of Mobile LiDAR technology and hardware.
The breadth and depth of Michael Baker's capabilities in Mobile LiDAR is front and center in the firm's signature projects:
For additional information, please visit: http://www.mobilelidar.com/.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker's more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.