Photo Science Purchases MJ Harden

LEXINGTON, KY – Photo Science is pleased to announce that we have acquired the assets of MJ Harden (Mission, KS). This agreement directly supports Photo Sciences ongoing growth strategy centered on service diversification and geographic expansion, stated Mike Ritchie, President and CEO. Along with the location of our Colorado Springs and San Francisco Bay area facilities, Photo Science is now ideally positioned to serve our national client base.

In addition to enhanced client support, this agreement increases the firms flight operations to 13 aircraft. With significant acquisition staging from this new location, Photo Science is able to more efficiently support our clients acquisition requirements. Photo Science is now operating six large-format digital framing cameras that include both the Z/I DMC and Vexcel UtlraCam sensors. Moreover, this acquisition brings the total number of LiDAR sensors to eight including four Optech Geminis, two Leica ALS-70s, and two Leica ALS-50 II models.

This acquisition strengthens our strategic relationship with GeoEye, while providing them enhanced support for aerial services nationwide and additional Geospatial Services provided by Photo Science.

About Photo Science

Founded in 1974, Photo Science is a professional services provider with a proud record of performance delivering innovative geospatial solutions to federal, state, local, and private sector markets. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Photo Science employs over 200 geospatial professionals operating from 10 facilities nationwide. Photo Science specializes in: systems integration and development; aerial imagery & LiDAR acquisition; remote sensing; and geospatial analysis.

About MJ Harden

MJ Harden has over five decades of experience providing photogrammetric mapping products and services. Founder Milton J. Harden helped pioneer the use of photogrammetry in the U.S. while working with the U. S. Geological Survey, and eventually took his experience with this developing technology into private practice as the beginning of our mapping business. Over the years, the firm has carried on his legacy by continuing to advance the leading edge of geospatial science through innovation and imagination.

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