EarthData Wins South Florida Water Management District GIS and Remote-Sensing Services Contract.FREDERICK, Md., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthData announced the recent finalization of a 3-year open-end GIS and remote sensing Deriving digital models of an area on the earth. Using special cameras from airplanes or satellites, either the sun's reflections or the earth's temperature is turned into digital maps of the area. services contract with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD SFWMD South Florida Water Management District ). The contract requires GIS analysis and reporting, data development, application development, and remote sensing to support the SFWMD in managing the water supply, water quality, ecosystems, and flood control for more than 6 million residents in 16 counties across south Florida.
"The district not only manages water resources to serve the residents in our jurisdiction, we are protecting and restoring an ecosystem that is a unique part of our national heritage," explained Jim Cameron, director of the district's GIS and Web Development Division. "To serve the magnitude of our mission, we awarded contracts to forty-five prime vendors in nine disciplines; EarthData is one of five vendors who offer end-to-end services in GIS and remote sensing."
To help SFWMD meet both programmatic and rapid-response requirements, the EarthData team will acquire and process specialized remotely sensed data, such as hyperspectral, thermal, radar, and spaceborne imagery, as well as provide GIS software This is a list of notable GIS software applications. See also the comparison of GIS software. Open source software
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The EarthData team includes EarthData, The Alta Vista Company, ITRES ITRES Innovation, Technology, Research, Excellence, and Service Research Limited, Digital Globe, Digital Aerial Solutions, I.S. Consulting, TerraSurv, and L.D. Bradley. "Our team looks forward to supporting SFWMD using the full range of our combined capabilities," stated Roche.
The SFWMD contract expands EarthData's portfolio of contracts for GIS consulting services in the region and contributes to the organization's strategic goals in the GIS marketplace.
About EarthData: EarthData is an airborne data collection, mapping, and GIS services organization that delivers customized products, services, and GIS applications to support a wide range of land-use, resource management, and engineering activities worldwide. With its fleet of aircraft, the organization collects aerial photography, uses an airborne laser system (lidar) and imaging radar (GeoSAR) to produce 3D terrain models, and develops or deploys other remote sensing technologies to detect thermal and multispectral information about the earth's surface. EarthData offices in Florida, Maryland, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. , and Washington, DC use these data to produce photogrammetric, lidar, radar, and digital orthophoto mapping and GIS applications and services. EarthData also owns the mid-west mapping and GIS company, Horizons, Inc., with offices in South Dakota and Minnesota. (http://www.earthdata.com/)
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