After the Super-Storm Sandy struck the northeast coast, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) – Central Survey Group contacted Robinson to provide Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) services with the objective of performing flood investigation at the PANYNJ facilities according to the FEMA flood specifications.


Robinson obtained 1-meter LiDAR data sets for over 68 sq. miles of the NY Metropolitan area, established over 400 ground control points, produced bare earth classified surfaces and digital elevation models to meet USGS specifications.


The following facilities were included:



  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • La Guardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Teterboro Airport


Tunnels Bridges and Terminals

  • Lincoln Tunnel NJ side from the water to the vent buildings.
  • NY side vent building area
  • Holland Tunnel NJ side included in PATH area
  • NY side River and Land vent buildings


PATH System

  • System-Wide City of Jersey City and Hoboken (selected PATH stations)
  • NJ side Holland Tunnel vent building
  • Harrison Yard from Harrison Station to the Pulaski Skyway
  • Morton Street Vent Shaft Building area Port Commerce
  • Port Newark/Port Elizabeth
  • Port Jersey/MOTBY
  • Howland Hook
  • Brooklyn Piers
  • Red Hook Terminal


Real Estate

  • World Trade Center Portion of Lower Manhattan
  • 115 Broadway Portion of Lower Manhattan
  • 241 Erie – PATC -Jersey City/Hoboken area for Path
  • 777 JAMZ / Warehouse – Jersey City/Hoboken area for Path


**Deliverables were provided based on FEMA specifications (.BIL DEM format).