Surdex Corporation Leads Team Awarded NAIP Contract by Dept. of Agriculture

Surdex Corporation of Chesterfield, Mo., announced today that a team led by the company was awarded $7.6 million in task orders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the 2010 National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP).

Surdex is one of six prime contractors under a multiple-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Under the task-order arrangement, Surdex will be responsible for capturing and processing digital multispectral imagery for seven states—Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nevada.

“Being charged with the responsibility for one-quarter of the total program award of $30 million speaks volumes for our performance track record on NAIP since 2002,” said Craig Molander, Surdex’ Vice President of Business Development.

The effort entails the acquisition of 1-meter resolution imagery using Intergraph Digital Mapping Cameras and the production of approximately 35,000 digital orthoimages (enhanced and rectified photos of the earth’s surface) in the seven states with final deliverables due by October of 2010. Most of the deliverables are multispectral, 4-band products in uncompressed and compressed form.

"Surdex is excited that the USDA has once again entrusted us with a significant share of the NAIP effort. This reflects highly on our team’s ability to acquire and process imagery under some of the most stringent schedules of any current mapping program,” said Ron Hoffmann, Surdex’ president.

Surdex’ teammates include Bohannan Huston of Albuquerque, N.M; Keystone Aerial Surveys, of Philadelphia; and MJ Harden, of Mission, Kansas.