Our analytical photogrammetry and aerial mapping department is one of the most skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced in the nation.

All of our projects are subjected to a series of quality control checks throughout the production process. In order to provide our clients with superior quality aerial mapping products and to remain on the leading edge of technology, we continually maintain and upgrade our photogrammetric equipment, computer systems, and software.

We specialize in real time photogrammetry, photogrammetric acccident reconstruction, remote sensing, photogrammetry surveying, erosion control, spherical control, spherical photogrammetry, GPS & IMU.

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One of the many mapping methodologies that Cooper Aerial utilizes is LiDAR.

LiDAR points can be classified into a number of categories including, but not limited to, bare earth or ground, buildings, vehicles, and low, medium, or high vegetation. The digital terrain or elevation model (DTM & DEM) created from LiDAR data is extremely accurate and is a quick solution to get a surface for a very large area. This includes heavily wooded and vegetated terrain. Our LiDAR processing experts provide extensive services across the spectrum from creating DTM’s to processing raw data taken from the field.

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We offer many ortho-photography services and consistently high quality deliverables.

Cooper Aerial can tackle ortho-photography projects of any size and from any sensor. Whether the data is acquire by us or your organization, we have the right software to complete the task. Every ortho is geo-referenced to the coordinate system of the project and utilizes the surface to create the most accurate product possible.

Ortho products range from true ortho, CIR/NIR, B/W, historic aerial & drone photography, and oblique imagery.

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We provide the latest technology of UAVs and drones at the most competitive pricing.

We offer drone and UAV services for surveying, mapping, inspections, analysis of an area, marketing materials, and much more.
We also build customized drones to fulfill whatever your projects needs may be. We can add a variety of sensors from survey grade video cameras to infrared to capture a variety of data.
Whether you purchase your UAV from us or otherwise, we offer training, support, repair, and maintenance.

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Printing & Plotting

Cooper Aerial Surveys Co. utilizes 2 large format plotters, a mounting/laminating machine and an industrial cutter to deliver high quality aerial photography and topographic data prints.

With our recent purchase of a HP Z5400 we have doubled our printing capacity and increased our efficiency to be able to provide a high volume of prints with very quick turnarounds. Some of the products we are able deliver are double sided dry erase laminated prints that are durable and weather resistant for field work, mounted - dry erase prints for presentations and displays, large 6’ x 8’ or bigger wall murals and much more. We are able to print a variety of file formats including AutoCAD, ArcGIS, MicroStation for accurately scaled prints.

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At Cooper Aerial we offer a variety of excellent GIS services to meet your individual or company needs.

We can convert and migrate your entire outdated mapping system into a modern ArcGIS platform to create a functional and more efficient, high technology workspace environment. Our specialties also include contour generation, digitizing, cartography, and custom map creations, as well as helping you with GIS database management and spatial data analysis needs.

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Cheers to 50 Years of Cooper Aerial Surveys Co!

Meet Our Staff!

Phil Gershkovich


Mr. Gershkovich has been with Cooper Aerial Surveys Co. since 2004. He was first hired as a photogrammetry compiler and later moved onto ortho-rectification and then project management.

Mr. Gershkovich has played a crucial managerial role during his employment with Cooper Aerial, overseeing many large scale projects over a variety of locations. In 2011, Philip Gershkovich successfully completed the courses of study and the examination and now serves as the Certified Photogrammetrist for Cooper Aerial Surveys. His experiences working with agencies such as the Department of Transportation, townships, counties, as well as with numerous major developers has given him the necessary skill sets to manage projects of any size. Additionally, Mr. Gershkovich has been a key contributor in the process of incorporating GIS products with photogrammetry services to our many clients.

In March of 2016, Mr. Gershkovich bought Cooper Aerial and is now the owner and President.

David Major

Vice President

David Major has over 30 years of experience working in the Engineering, Survey, and Aerial Mapping industries and related fields. Mr. Major has been with Cooper Aerial Surveys Co. for the past 24 years. He serves as Vice President, manager of the Tucson office, and is still heavily involved in project management for Tucson's clients.

Mr. Major is experienced in managing mapping projects for mining, land development, hydrology, archaeological, and public works for both private and governmental clients. His understanding of the needs and demands of every client and has aided to the delivery of quality of our products in a timely manner.

Zachary Radel

Sr. Project Manager & Sales

Mr. Radel has been involved in the aerial photographic industry since 2002. He has been with Cooper Aerial since 2010, first hired as a professional aerial photographer. He moved onto project management in 2012 and has been involved in various activities since.

He has been involved with printing, website design, product photography, marketing, and conference attendance. In 2011, Zachary Radel attended his first UAV Conference, which has led to 5 years of gaining knowledge in this rising field. Zachary’s project management experiences include working with agencies such as the Department of Transportation, townships, counties, engineering clients, land surveyors, and major developers. He continues to look to the horizon for his clients and has a veracity to learn emerging technologies that will shape the future of our industry.

Ben Saunders

Photogrammetric and Production Supervisor

Mr. Saunders has been with Cooper Aerial for over 30 years and has over 35 years experience altogether in the mapping industry. He is responsible for the overall supervision of photogrammetric activities including compilation, bridging, cross sectioning, data management and project set-up.

Mr. Saunders is knowledgeable in all aspects of mapping such as DTMs, terrestrial triangulation techniques, aerial triangulation including pugging, measuring, and volumetrics. He is also proficient in many technologies and the operation of various stereo plotters.

Steve Costin

Project Manager

Mr. Steven Costin has been a valuable employee of Cooper Aerial for the last 18 years and a project manager for the last 5 years.

Mr. Costin has over 22 years of experience in the mapping industry and has a vast knowledge in all aspects of photogrammetry. He has supported various project managers with panel placement, flight planning, delivery schedules, and customer delivery.

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