Transmap was founded in 1994 by Dr. Kurt Novak as a spin-off from the Ohio State University Center for Mapping. The company got a quick start with a 3,000 mile mapping project for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
Transmap’s ON-SIGHT™ van was the first true mobile mapping system that integrates digital imaging with highly accurate GPS and inertial navigation technology.
Over the past 17 years Transmap’s mobile mapping system has evolved into an efficient data collection tool, that was used to map nearly 100,000 of miles of roadway and inventory many millions of roadway features and cracks.
Transmap’s founder, Dr. Kurt Novak, used to teach photogrammetry at Ohio State. Here he’s in front of an early version of the stereo feature extraction software.
Transmap’s first office was located in the Ohio State University’s Business Technology Center, that is now TechColumbus. In 1995 the Transmap team mapped more than 1,000 miles of railroad tracks for BNSF.
We are proud to be a graduate of TechColumbus.