Sheboygan, Wis. – AeroMetric announced that it entered into definitive agreements to acquire two providers of geospatial services and solutions - Photo Science and Watershed Sciences (WSI) to form Quantum Spatial.

Quantum Spatial delivers professional services and solutions for clients across all industry verticals with specialized expertise in energy, transportation, utilities, environmental, mining, national security, federal agencies, state and local government, and commercial applications.

Quantum Spatial plans to invest significantly to enhance its solutions, as well as expand its newly launched family of GeoApps, a suite of cloud-based, enterprise-wide, operational solutions. As a result of this merger, Quantum Spatial’s domestic and international clients will benefit from enhanced capabilities and solutions. In addition, clients will benefit from accelerated research and development to create new solutions that will address challenges.

Additionally, Quantum Spatial announced that Patrick Olson, CEO of AeroMetric, will be the new chief executive officer of Quantum Spatial.  G. Michael Ritchie, the president and CEO of Photo Science will serve as the COO of Quantum Spatial. Matt Boyd and Russ Faux, former co-CEO’s of WSI will serve on the executive committee of Quantum Spatial and will lead the Solutions Applications effort across all industries.

“I am excited to be part of the creation of Quantum Spatial and the ability to provide unmatched solutions, knowledge and scale to our clients,” said Olson. “We look forward to continuing to expand our mission of providing on-target geospatial solutions, utilizing the in-depth knowledge and expertise of the industry’s largest professional and technical staff.”

“The increased societal use of spatial data is spawning disruptive new technologies, continual innovation and altered competitive pressure,” said Boyd. “These factors combine to create radical change and new opportunities. Clients want advanced analytics and answers now. Quantum Spatial will lead and accelerate this transformation."