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Woolpert commissioned to collect aerial images of Indiana

Monument Circle in Indianapolis. Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

ACI World Business Partner, Woolpert, has signed a three-year, $1.7 million contract with the Indiana Office of Technology to collect aerial imagery of Indiana.

It will collect and process one-foot, four-band imagery, allowing for the option to upgrade to 6-inch resolution or 3-inch resolution, dependent on need.

The geographic information system (GIS) data produced will be available to state offices, as well as individual cities and counties.

“Mapping the state as a whole instead of county-by-county provides a consistent, seamless imagery base that can be shared among agencies throughout Indiana,” says Jeff Lovin, Woolpert;s senior vice president and director of government solutions.

“It’s also a smart use of tax dollars to collect the entire area under one contract.”

This marks the second time Woolpert has been selected to map the Hoosier State after cattying out a similar project between 2011-2013.

Woolpert has completed seven state mapping projects in the last five years, continually elevating industry standards from collection to delivery.

“The last time we mapped Indiana, we delivered the data on hard drives, and it wasn’t as efficient as we’d like,” Lovin said.

“This time it will be delivered via a cloud solution. The data will be accessible and can be downloaded, and each individual customer will receive a unique login to their specific area of interest.”

Woolpert has worked in Indiana for more than 50 years and has had an office in Indianapolis since 1981. The firm will map one-third of the state each year, starting with the center tier of counties this spring.

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