PR – Merrick & Company, a world leader in LiDAR, digital ortho imaging, photogrammetry, and geospatial solutions
was awarded a contract to provide the Regional Independent
Corporation (Corporación Autónoma Regional (CAR)) with LiDAR,
digital color orthophotography, a DEM, and a DTM for a 600-meter
corridor along 200-kilometers of the Bogotá River. In addition,
Atlas Engineering (Atlas Ingenieria LTDA) (Bogotá, Colombia),
Merrick’s local partner, is providing flight operations and
ground control support. Atlas will also provide a bathymetric
survey of the riverbed for the entire project corridor. Awarded
in February 2008, final delivery of data products
is expected in February 2009.
CAR controls the water resources in the State (Departamento)
of Cundinamarca, which includes the country’s capital, Bogotá.
The project section of the Bogotá River is densely populated along
its levees. The new data will be used for hydrology studies,
erosion analysis, potential levee leak identification, and water
quality and usage research. For the first time, CAR, who has been
using conventional photogrammetry products, will use LiDAR and
digital geospatial for some of their Bogotá River programs.
Geospatial professionals will use Merrick’s MARS® software to
create derivative data products such as 1-metercontours and
streambed profiles which will be used as input for analyses.