Keystone Aerial Surveys Optimizes Efficiency with Optech Galaxy

June 27, 2016 Teledyne Optech is pleased to announce that Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. has accepted delivery of the most capable airborne lidar system on the market, the Optech Galaxy.

As a provider of millions of miles of high-quality lidar and photogrammetric products, Keystone will make full use of the Galaxys efficiency-enhancing technologies. The Galaxys SwathTRAK technology will improve Keystones collection efficiency by keeping the swath width and point density consistent even when flying over mountains or valleys. In all regions, Keystone will improve productivity with the Galaxys 550-kHz measurement rate, letting them collect dense data at high aircraft speeds.

Were proud that Keystone chose the Galaxy to dramatically reduce the operating costs associated with their wide-area mapping requirements, said Michael Sitar, Teledyne Optechs Airborne Business Manager. We have always been impressed with Keystones rapid adoption of new technology efficiencies, starting with their Optech Gemini investment years ago, and now with the latest innovations embodied by the Galaxy sensor. We are confident that Keystones investment in the Galaxy will pay dividends in reduced costs and enhanced data quality.

The SwathTRAK features and efficiencies of the Galaxy are impressive, said John Schmitt, Keystones President. With Teledyne Optechs service and support, the decision to purchase a Galaxy was easy.

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About Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc.
With over 50 years of experience in aerial survey, Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. is a recognized leader in the industry. Keystone is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with locations in: Tyler, TX, Tucson, AZ, and Los Angeles, CA. Strategically positioned across the Continental United States, Keystone resources include a fleet of 21 aircraft, 15 imagery sensors, 2 LiDAR sensors and 3 UAS.

About Teledyne Optech
Teledyne Optech is the world leader in high-accuracy lidar 3D survey systems, integrated cameras, and productivity-enhancing workflows. With operations and staff worldwide, Teledyne Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions for airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors. Teledyne Optech supports its clients with an around-the-clock team, on-site service, and regular efficiency enhancements to the workflow of its integrated systems. Accuracy and productivity matter!