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Magnolia River wins JALBTCX Best Practices Award

on Friday, 09 August 2013.

Magnolia River, a world leader in the acquisition, processing, and interpretation JALBTCX Award Resizedforwebsiteof geospatial data, has been presented with the LDCR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award from the Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) for outstanding work on the Post-Hurricane Sandy Lidar Mapping Team.  

To be granted this award, Magnolia River was required to have accomplished a complicated, demanding airborne lidar survey and overcome a clearly defined challenge leading to a notable success or advancement in best practices.  Magnolia River surveyors were on the ground less than 24 hours after receiving the task order.  Lidar collection for 60 square miles along the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island was completed within 10 days, with final products delivered within 30 days.  This accelerated schedule, combined with the logistical issues of the complicated airspace and increased airspace traffic from multiple responders conducting other critical missions, presented challenges beyond a typical lidar mission.

"We were honored to be selected to work on this high-profile, important project, and thrilled to receive this award," said Tim Summey, Magnolia River Vice President of Civil Works.  "The Corps and their partners put their trust in us, and we appreciate that.  It feels good, too, to know we made a difference in protecting life and property."

About Magnolia River

Magnolia River (www.magnolia-river.com) is a client focused, quality driven company of trusted professionals who provide a wide array of tailored infrastructure and geospatial solutions worldwide. Magnolia River is a world leader in the acquisition, processing and interpretation of geographic data. Surveying and mapping services include LiDAR, GIS, and photogrammetric mapping combined with powerful data analysis tools to provide clients with the most accurate visual information for more effective planning and management over time.


The Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) is a partnership in airborne coastal mapping and charting among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The partnership began operations in 1994 and in 1998 formally established JALBTCX, located at Stennis International Airport in Kiln, MS. The mission of JALBTCX is to provide airborne coastal surveying capability to the Army and Navy to meet worldwide operational requirements, to provide technical expertise to NOAA, to evolve bathymetric light detection and ranging (lidar) and complementary technologies and to facilitate industry investment in the technology.


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