Highlighter Fall 2015

6 | Pond & Company POND GEOSPATIAL A more efficient & accurate management of existing infrastructure. G eospatial technology refers to equipment and methodology u s e d i n v i s u a l i z a t i o n , measurement and analysis of earth’s features and human societies. This typically includes utilization of systems such as GPS (Global Positioning System), Remote Sensing and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). These systems are great tools individually, but together they provide a powerful, efficient and unique solution to everyday challenges. GPS is a global satellite navigation system that provides the exact location, velocity, and time information 24 hours a day. This system of 24 GPS Satellites was developed by the United States government and became fully functional just 20 years ago in 1995. This technology has greatly expanded the capabilities of public and private industries to accurately locate their assets. Remote Sensing is the acquisition of information about an object without having to physically make contact with the object. This provides an efficient manner of data collection when on-site observation is not feasible. More specifically in the realm of geospatial technology, remote sensing refers to the use of aerial sensor technologies to detect and classify the landscape of the earth (atmospheric, surface and ocean). This includes products such as aerial imagery and LiDAR. These datasets identify the topology, layout of the physical environment, in which assets are located. GIS lets us visualize, question, analyze and interpret geographically located data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends within the data. GIS allows users to display many different kinds of data on one map (such as elevation, electrical utilities, street data and buildings). This display of information enables users to analyze their options and make prompt and informed decisions. GIS allows users to display many different kinds of data on one map (such as elevation, electrical utilities, street data and buildings). The current fiscal climate of our country dictates a need to do more with less, while still preparing for the future. Pond is uniquely qualified to provide geospatial technology-based applications for more efficient and accurate management of existing infrastructure. These efforts, accompanied with sound planning ingenuities in both short-term and long- term, allow our clients to envision the future now. Pond Geospatial integrates the use of GPS, Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS to acquire and develop a foundation of vertical and horizontal infrastructure data for all projects. In order to achieve a firm baseline of information for planning and design initiatives, Pond Geospatial integrates the use of GPS, Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS to acquire and develop a foundation of vertical and horizontal infrastructure data for all projects. These data sources are standardized and incorporated into spatial analysis and stand-alone application systems to best support, grow and visualize our clients’ future goals. Pond Geospatial provides the following services:

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