MARS LiDAR Data Management Software Now Available Online

Aurora, CO Dec. 16, 2009 The GeoSpatial Solutions (GSS) division of Merrick & Company is pleased to announce the online availability of the new version 6.0 Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS) software suite. Geospatial users interested in evaluating MARS may download either the 32-bit or 64-bit software installers directly from the Merrick website at

Developed to support users working with very large light detection and ranging (LiDAR) datasets, the MARS software suite is a robust, production-grade Windows application designed to manage, visualize, process, and analyze LiDAR data. Boasting powerful visualization capabilities and excellent data processing performance, MARS also supports high-resolution orthoimagery, GIS/CAD vector data and hyperspectral imagery.

Were thrilled to offer our software tools to the public and expect to further enhance MARS by adding toolsets for the energy, natural resources and defense markets. Weve carried our most valuable tools forward and added many new features and enhancements that will appeal to many more users, stated Matt Bethel, Manager of Systems Engineering, Merrick GeoSpatial Solutions.

Parties wishing to utilize the free, 30-day MARS trial version should visit and complete the download information form in order to access the free trial version. A valid e-mail address is required to receive the version 6.0 evaluation license.

Merrick & Company
Merrick & Company, an $85 million geospatial mapping, engineering, architecture, design-build, and surveying firm, serves domestic and international clients in the energy, security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets, including the geospatial technologies and mapping markets. With a focus on geospatial surveying and remote sensing, the firm’s most recent work includes providing mapping services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Cook County, IL; Xcel Energy; and the U.S. Air Force Space Command.