Olympus Aerial Surveys Welcome Olympus Aerial Surveys Aerial Photography Photogrammetric Engineering Topography Orthophotography GIS Databases Oblique Views Digital Products Volume Computations History Olympus has been in business since 1965, performing photogrammetric surveying and consulting engineering for private companies and government agencies on the federal, state and local levels. Olympus has earned a reputation as a quality driven organization, which provides state of the art products and services. History, cont. In the 1970’s Olympus was a pioneer in orthophoto products. Our Zeiss aerial camera was the first in use in the Intermountain area by a private organization. In the 1980’s we were the first to offer digital mapping. By the 1990’s Olympus had purchased the first Softcopy workstation and was providing digital orthophotos to accompany our digital mapping products. History, cont. Olympus maintains a full service mapping facility. Our Cessna 210 has on board our precision Zeiss Aerial Mapping cameras (9” x 9” format). Our in-house photo lab produces many different scales and configurations of photo prints and enlargements in black and white or color. Map Production Mapping is compiled on our first order Kern stereo plotters. We generate orthophotography using our Z/I Imaging softcopy workstation. Map Production, cont. Editing of our mapping products is accomplished using high-powered workstations and state of the art software like AutoCAD 2002. Most important are our experienced personnel averaging over 20 years in the mapping industry. They are committed to producing high quality, accurate mapping and photographic products. Map Production, cont. We have on staff a certified photogrammetrist, a registered land surveyor, photogrammetrists, cartographers, photographers, editors and computer specialists. To date we have a portfolio of over 8500 photo and mapping projects. This history has established Olympus as one of the principle-mapping firms in the Western United States. Mapping Products and Services Reconnaissance mapping Software conversions Digital topographic mapping Large-scale mapping Datum conversions Mapping Products and Services, cont. Planimetric maps GIS base maps Subsidence maps Digitizing of hardcopy maps Digital orthophoto maps Volume computations Mapping Products and Services, cont. Our mapping is custom tailored to our client’s specific project requirements. Mapping is not made available to anyone except the original client without the express written authorization of said client. Aerial Photography and Photographic Products Vertical photography Oblique photography Black & white, color and color infrared Enlargements Contact prints Scanning Aerial Products and Photographic Products, cont. Digital mosaics Scales from 1:2000-1:50,000 Rectification Mosaics Digital rectification Aerial Photography and Photographic Products, cont. Whether you require digital products or beautiful color enlargements our experienced personnel will develop the photography products you need in our in-house photo lab or on our digital workstations. Aerial Photography and Photographic Products, cont. Our aerial photography can be cropped to your specific project requirements. We fly speculation photography for our mosaics, areas of significant growth and other areas of interest to add to our vast historical photo library. This speculation photography is available to the general public in both hard copy and digital formats, in sizes and scales appropriate to your needs. Aerial Photography and Photographic Products, cont. Our aerial photo library has photography we have secured since 1965 and other photography we have purchased from the U.S. Government taken in the 1950’s and earlier years. This historical photography covers the Wasatch Front and most cities and towns in the Intermountain area. These photos are used for land use information. Values of Aerial Photography Conservation Practices Urban development and planning Tax assessment Pollution studies Drainage programs Boundary determinations Road location and highway development Values of Aerial Photography, cont. Engineering and design work Pipeline and power-line construction Watershed and reservoir planning Historical record of property changes Zoning classification Master planning Development trends (ASCS 1992) Values of Aerial Photography, cont. Offers an improved vantage point Capability to stop action Permanent record Broader spectral sensitivity than the human eye Better spatial resolution and geometric constancy (Crum 2000) Values of Aerial Photography Aerial photography is 5% to 10% of typical mapping costs. Mapping costs are 5% to 15% of the engineering costs. Engineering costs are 6% to 8% of the construction costs. Construction costs are 90% of project costs. References Crum, Shannon. 2000. Aerial photography and remote sensing. file://f:\aerialphotographyandremotesensing_files\re mote.html. (accessed March 23, 2004) USDA ASCS Aerial Photography Field Office. 1992. How aerial photos can help you. Leaflet 571. Salt Lake City: USDA.