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Services provided will offer the framework for the proposed CHSR Merced to Fresno Line.

October 1st, 2012, Folsom, Calif. – Vertical Mapping Resources, Inc., a leading photo-grammetric and geospatial land information firm with offices in California and Arizona, was recently contracted to provide digital mapping and color orthophotography services to support the design of the proposed CHSR Merced to Fresno Line.

Due to the large scope of the project; the largest public infrastructure project in the nation; the environmental review is being conducted in two parts: at the statewide level followed by a more specific project-level review of each of the nine sections of the system. Each project section is moving through this process at a different pace.  The Merced to Fresno section of the 800-mile system is 60 miles long. It parallels Highway 99 through the northern stretch of the San Joaquin Valley. The station will be in the city of Merced, where it will connect with the Merced to Sacramento section, and Fresno, where it will connect with the Fresno to Bakersfield section.

VMR was tasked with providing 1”=100’ topographic mapping, with 2’ contours, and digital color orthophotography of portions of the CHSR alignment.  The project included acquisition of color aerial photography for the stereoscopic feature collection and surface modeling.  VMR also produced a color orthophoto mosaic of the site with a .5’ pixel resolution.  All products were delivered in CALTRANS standards and in full compliance with their ABC checklist.  Project total was approximately $80,000.

About Vertical Mapping Resources, Inc.:

Vertical Mapping Resources is a leading integrated aerial mapping and geospatial land information company providing high-resolution aerial photography, LiDAR and remote sensing, precision digital mapping, full topographical and planimetric services, digital orthophotography and GIS solutions for clients throughout the United States. The company is equipped to handle projects of virtually any size and scope for private and public entities of all disciplines. VMR’s technical expertise, excellent client service and attention to detail and accuracy standards, enable the team to carefully orchestrate client projects from inception and design, through production, and all the way to evaluation and technical support. For more information, call (480) 948-2555 (Scottsdale, Ariz.) or (619) 435-1200 (San Diego, Calif.) or (916) 817-1486 (Sacramento, Calif.) or visit