One of the largest geospatial companies in North America has further expanded its reach with a new office in Kansas City, Kan.


At the same time, Scott Perkins has joined Surveying And Mapping (SAM), LLC, as office manager in Kansas City, which is the tenth office location for the company. Perkins will also be SAM’s Director of Federal Programs, responsible for leading the firm’s federal business portfolio.

Scott Perkins, GISP, of SAM, LLC

Scott Perkins, GISP

With more than 33 years of industry experience, Perkins has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Photogrammetry. He is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and is an active member of several professional organizations. He has received appointments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Hydrographic Services Review Panel (NOAA - HSRP) Federal Advisory Committee and, as chair, to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulatory Fairness Board for Region VII, both of which required White House approval. His experience with the SBA has provided him with a thorough understanding of the challenges that face small businesses.

Perkins also served on the Board of Directors of the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) and as Treasurer of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Central U.S. Region, receiving a Presidential Citation for Service from each organization. Additionally, he was elected assistant chair of the ASPRS Photogrammetric Applications Division (PAD) in 2014.

Perkins’ expertise, insight and leadership will help SAM to deliver a full set of geospatial services to an expanded range of clients, the company said in its release.


About Surveying And Mapping, LLC

Founded in 1994 in Austin, Texas, Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM) is a leading independent, full service provider of land surveying and mapping capabilities for a wide range of clients. Supported by state-of-the-art technology, the company offers end-to-end geospatial solutions through an extensive suite of services. These include professional land surveying; hydrographic surveying; aerial mapping and photogrammetry; airborne, mobile and terrestrial HDS LiDAR; subsurface utility engineering; utility coordination; geographic information system (GIS) asset inventory and management; and as construction phase services through SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS). The company delivers its services to clients across growth-oriented end markets, including oil and gas, electric energy, transportation, railway, water/wastewater and other infrastructure-related industries. Competing in a diverse market traditionally served by regional and small service providers, SAM has evolved into one of the few national land surveying and mapping companies with the breadth of service offerings, depth of staff, strategic locations and financial capacity to effectively support all surveying and mapping-related activities for large-scale capital projects and ongoing maintenance requirements. By offering a multi-platform approach to service delivery, SAM provides a single, trusted source for integrated solutions.