Press Releases

Merrick-Surdex JV Awarded Contract with USGS

July 7, 2016 – The Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture (JV) signed a five-year, multimillion dollar Geospatial Product and Services Contract (GPSC) with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to provide mapping and surveying services. GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state, and municipal government entities. The contract will be administered through the NationalLearn More
  • 11 Jul, 2016
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New Backup Generator Assures Uptime

In the spring of 2016, Surdex installed a diesel-powered backup generator that automatically triggers during an interruption in power. The generator can fully sustain all production (all work stations and over 100 servers) in the event of loss of power. The large capacity fuel tank can be refueled as needed, enabling continuous, long-term operation. TheLearn More
  • 9 Jun, 2016
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Surdex Founder Earl Hoffmann Dies Age 89

Earl R. Hoffmann, Sr., founder of Surdex Corporation, died April 26, 2016, in Florida at the age of 89 due to complications arising from pneumonia. In 1949 he married his wife Jean and had four children: Earl, Jr., Randall, Ronald, and Russell Hoffmann. Earl began his career in aviation in WWII as a naval aviator,Learn More
  • 4 May, 2016
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USDA NAIP Awards Surdex Six Upgraded Resolution States

Surdex was just selected by the USDA to provide 4-band, 60 cm DOQQs for the states of  Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota in 2016 for the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP). This marks the 14th consecutive year Surdex has been involved in the national program, bringing the company’s aggregate effort toLearn More
  • 13 Apr, 2016
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Surdex Purchases 5th Leica ADS100

In early April, Surdex Corporation purchased its fifth Leica ADS100 Airborne Digital Sensor. This sensor is one of the premier sensors on the market today, a “pushbroom” sensor with a 20,000 pixel swath that provides high acquisition efficiency, excellent image quality, and reduced processing time. With the addition of a fifth sensor, Surdex has evenLearn More
  • 12 Apr, 2016
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Texas 2015 Statewide Orthoimagery Project Available

6” GSD digital orthoimagery for the City of Georgetown and portions of Williamson, Bell and Burnet Counties, Texas, is available for download on the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) website. Surdex was selected under the High Priority Imagery and Data Sets (HPIDS) Texas State contract and acquired the color / color infrared imagery duringLearn More
  • 7 Dec, 2015
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FAA Issues Surdex a 333 Exemption

Surdex received a 333 Exemption from the FAA to operate an Altavian Nova F6500 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). This 333 Exemption provides Surdex with a general Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate UAS under 200 feet throughout the U.S. for the purpose of aerial data collection. Surdex owns and operates an Altavian Nova UAS forLearn More
  • 8 Sep, 2015
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UAS Day in State Capitol

On April 29, 2015: UAS experts from Surdex attended “UAS Awareness Day” on the east lawn of the Missouri capitol in Jefferson City. Staff met with state representatives who were interested in crafting legislation to allow UAS flights in the state. Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson expressed a great deal of interest; he will beLearn More
  • 30 Apr, 2015
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Public Radio Interviews Surdex on Unmanned Aerial Systems

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed Surdex’s two experts on Unmanned Aerial Systems today at the company’s hanger at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield, MO. The discussion centered around the current status of UAS, their potential uses, and prevailing FAA regulations.The company’s Altavian Nova F6500 (pictured) took center stage. Tune in to KWMU 90.7Learn More
  • 20 Jan, 2015
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