Merrick-Surdex JV Awarded Contract with USGS

June 7, 2016 – COLORADO – The Merrick-Surdex Joint Venture (JV) has 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 to partner with USGS for the purpose of
fulfilling their geospatial data requirements.

“The Merrick-Surdex JV is excited to support the USGS with their mission of
serving the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe
and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural
disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and
enhance and protect our quality of life,” says Merrick President and CEO,
David G. Huelskamp.

The contract will be administered through the National Geospatial Technical
Operations Center (NGTOC) located in Rolla, MO in an effort to obtain
geospatial data services throughout the United States and its territories.
The contract will also be used to support the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)
and used by other federal, state and local agencies. Contract services
provided will include, but are not limited to: imagery and LiDAR data
acquisition; photogrammetric mapping; and aerotriangulation;
orthophotography; thematic mapping; geographic information systems
development; surveying and control acquisition; image manipulation,
analysis, and interpretation; map digitizing; data manipulations; primary
and ancillary data acquisition; metadata production and revision; and the
production or revision of geospatial products defined by formal and informal
specifications and standards.

Merrick & Company (, an engineering, architecture,
design-build, surveying, planning, and geospatial solutions firm, serves
domestic and international clients in the energy, national security, life
sciences, and sustainable infrastructure markets. The employee-owned company
maintains offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Surdex Corporation ( is a photogrammetric engineering firm
providing digital orthophotography, GIS basemapping, and LiDAR services,
developing mapping solutions and data management for economic and industrial
development, land use, planning, EMS, resource management, tax assessment,
and health and human services.

For more information about Merrick & Company, visit

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