Continental Mapping is a transportation infrastructure mapping
expert, with over 16 years of experience working with state and
local agencies and the private sector to meet wide-ranging geo-
spatial needs. Typically, transportation projects fall into one or
more of four core solutions offered by Continental Mapping.
Mobile and Terrestrial Lidar
Being able to collect well over one million points of data per
second enables Continental Mapping to travel at the listed speed
limit yet still attain accuracies to the centimeter (depending on
spec). In 2015, Continental Mapping completed the first mobile
lidar-led asset management job in the history of the Minnesota
Department of Transportation.
Using lidar derived from a low-flying fixed wing aircraft, helicop-
ter, or UAS, it’s common for aerial lidar to provide mapping with
0.03-foot vertical accuracies or higher on hard surfaces. In the
case of I-44 in St. Louis, choosing low altitude aerial lidar meant
supplying engineers with data necessary to do both major (new
routing) and minor refurbishments (new pavement) to an over
capacitated corridor without disrupting traffic flow.
Continental Mapping's foundation has always been focused on
high quality, cost-effective photogrammetric mapping services.
Since day one in 1999, Continental Mapping has provided
services including flight planning, aerial triangulation, stereocom-
pilation, and digital orthophotography production. In 2015, Conti-
nental Mapping completed the largest scale photogrammetry
project in the history of the Wisconsin Department of Transporta-
Survey work is essential to attain the kind of high accuracy that
Continental Mapping has built its business around. Survey is the
glue that makes the data stick, but it’s far more than that. For
instance, two highly trained Continental Mapping crews estab-
lished the right of way for a US highway and a rail corridor that
cut through the highly active military establishment at Fort Sill,