Photo Science Purchases MJ Harden from GeoEye

Lexington, KY – Photo Science is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of MJ Harden (Mission, KS). “This agreement directly supports Photo Science’s ongoing growth strategy centered on services diversification and geographic expansion,” stated Mike Ritchie, President and CEO. “Along with the location of our Colorado Springs and San Francisco Bay area facilities, Photo Science is now ideally positioned to serve our national client base.”

In addition to enhanced client support, this agreement increases the firm’s flight operations to 13 aircraft. With significant acquisition staging from this new location, Photo Science is able to more efficiently support our client’s acquisition requirements. Photo Science is now operating six large-format digital framing cameras that include both the Z/I DMC and Vexcel UtlraCam sensors. Moreover, this acquisition brings the total number of LiDAR sensors to eight including four Optech Geminis, two Leica ALS-70s, and two Leica ALS-50II models.

This acquisition strengthens our strategic relationship with GeoEye, while providing them enhanced support for aerial services nationwide and additional Geospatial Services provided by Photo Science.

About Photo Science
Founded in 1974, Photo Science is a professional services provider with a proud record of performance delivering innovative geospatial solutions to federal, state, local, and private sector markets. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Photo Science employs over 200 geospatial professionals operating from 10 facilities nationwide. Photo Science specializes in: systems integration and development; aerial imagery & LiDAR acquisition; remote sensing; and geospatial analysis.

About MJ Harden
MJ Harden is a GeoEye company located in Mission, KS. Since 1956, MJ Harden has been providing quality photogrammetry, mapping, and GIS services to customers in the local, state, and federal government and the utility sector as well as private sector. Additional information can be obtained through our website at