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Surdex Corporation and Ascent GIS Finalize Business Alliance

February 11, 2008
Surdex Corporation and Ascent GIS formed a strategic business alliance. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly pursue work in the Northwest United States, focusing on photogrammetric and LiDAR mapping projects, as well as value-added services in geographic information services and geospatial data.


Surdex Corporation and Ascent GIS Finalize Business Alliance Surdex Corporation, of Chesterfield, Mo., and Ascent GIS of Spokane, Wash., recently formed a strategic business alliance. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly pursue work in the Northwest United States, focusing on photogrammetric and LiDAR mapping projects, as well as value-added services in geographic information services and geospatial data. “This formalizes a relationship that has demonstrated its benefits for the last two years,” said Ron Hoffmann, president of Surdex. “The local knowledge of the Northwest provided by Ascent GIS further leverages our presence in this geographic region. The synergy and complementary services of the two companies has been outstanding, and we look forward to a bright future.” Russ Martin, president of Ascent GIS, said that the relationship with Surdex has already allowed Ascent GIS to add to its portfolio and will allow the company to diversify its business model. “We are truly excited to be associated with a top-notch mapping organization with an interest in our own backyard,” said Martin. Surdex Corporation is a 54-year-old company engaged in mapping in numerous market spaces in North America. The company offers topographic mapping, planimetric mapping, digital orthophoto generation and GIS services to engineering; federal, state and local governments; and private industry. The company’s fleet of six aircraft host three Intergraph Digital Mapping Cameras, five aerial mapping cameras and two LiDAR instruments. Ascent GIS Corporation was founded in 1998 and provides GIS to a wide variety of Pacific Northwest organizations. The company specializes in assessing customers’ mapping requirements and supplies the right tools, data and training for a total solution. ###