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Photo Science Purchases Second Z/I Imaging Digital Mapping Camera

July 5, 2006

Lexington, KY - Photo Science has taken delivery of a second Z/I Imaging Digital Mapping Camera (DMC) as part of its continued migration strategy to an "all-digital" acquisition fleet. As early adopters of digital sensor technologies, Photo Science has been providing these services since 2003. As part of this strategy, Photo Science continues to invest in image processing infrastructure to best deliver geospatial solutions to its client base. This capability truly enables a fully-digital workflow process throughout the project lifecycle from mission planning; integrated flight navigation; simultaneous (panchromatic, color and color infrared) digital image acquisition; softcopy analytical aerotriangulation; feature extraction to GIS database delivery.

"The addition of our second DMC better supports Photo Science's ability to meet the growing demand for digitally acquired imagery," says G. Michael Ritchie, PE, PLS, CP, PSM, President and CEO of Photo Science.

Photo Science operates eight aircraft, three of which are configured to support the DMC large-format sensor, including two turbine aircraft. Of the remaining aircraft, one is presently equipped with a medium-format Applanix DSS-322 digital camera, while two others are dedicated to LiDAR acquisition. Additionally, Photo Science continues to gain post-processing efficiencies through the company's image research and development activities. One recent example is the design and integration of the firm's image post-processing solution that delivers a 10x performance level over present manufacturer solutions. Innovations such as these have dramatically decreased production turn-around times while increasing productivity. Continued investment in the firm's infrastructure has yielded benefits related to image acquisition processing; sensor-to-base station data downloading; and image quality control.

About Photo Science

Founded in 1974, Photo Science is a full-service geospatial firm specializing in aerial imaging and data collection, photogrammetric mapping, GIS, applications development, remote sensing, and surveying services. Headquartered in Lexington, KY, and with offices located in Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Bangor, ME; Atlanta, GA; Colorado Springs, CO; and Orlando and St. Petersburg, FL., Photo Science's 180 member professional and technical staff are devoted to providing high quality geospatial products and services to federal, state, and private sector customers. For more information, please visit www.photoscience.com.

Source: Photo Science.