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DTS starts work on drone mapping and data collection contract in Houston

April 5, 2021


Houston, Texas, USA: April 5, 2021 – Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, was awarded a $3.8 million, three-year contract with a two-year extension option by the City of Houston to provide aerial mapping, imagery and condition data collection using drones. Under the contract, the Company is using the technology to capture 2D and 3D images to produce enhanced large-scale mapping and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and imagery to assist the City in asset planning, scheduling and maintenance.

“Using drones equipped with technology like high-resolution cameras, LiDAR and multi-spectral imagers, we can capture data at a high resolution, with greater accuracy and at a lower cost than conventional airborne sensors,” said Allen Ibaugh, President, DTS business unit. “Our reports will support data-driven decision-making regarding the City’s infrastructure. They will also help the City make the best use of its financial resources by providing faster data collection and processing, reducing the required man-hours for ground inspections and reducing risk to field personnel.”

DTS provides drone data collection and mapping for geographical and topographic mapping, as well as disaster damage assessment, extracted resource and construction asset management, infrastructure corridor surveys and vertical structure inspections.


About Data Transfer Solutions
DTS ( is a leader in asset management, geographic information systems and transportation solutions. From geospatial development on the Esri platform to cutting-edge .NET and Javascript techniques, we create customized technology and provide our clients solutions that automate their worlds and organize their data. DTS is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

About SNC-Lavalin
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world. SNC-Lavalin connects people, technology and data to help shape and deliver world-leading concepts and projects, while offering comprehensive innovative solutions across the asset lifecycle. Our expertise is wide-ranging — consulting & advisory, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and sustaining capital – and delivered to clients in four strategic sectors: EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear and Resources, supported by Capital. People. Drive. Results.

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Maureen Nayowith
VP, Communications
U.S. & Latin America
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