Newsletter March 2010

A Note from our President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are all enjoying a happy and healthy 2010. We have kicked the year off with many exciting developments at Cooper Aerial and we look forward to many more to come.

With lots of conferences just around the corner we hope to have the opportunity to catch up with many of you in the near future. Thank you for your continued support and I hope you have a safe and happy St. Patty’s Day!


Jeff Cooper


Congratulations to the St. Nick contest winners listed below and thank you for all of your responses. The winners were

Kimberly Boyd with Premier Engineering

Michael Magyar with David Evans and Associates

Mike York with DOWL HKM

Bill Hoogsteen with Control Point Associates

Bryan Campbell with AMEC

Kurt Griffel with Aerial Cartographics of America

Amy Jones with MCDOT Engineering

Jason Price with Cardinal Systems

Terri Spencer with Pima County Procurement

Linda Morales with ThePlanningCenter

We hope you enjoyed the Starbucks cards and had a coffee or latte on Cooper Aerial.

Speaking of contests, rumor has it that St. Patrick is not actually from Ireland. Can you tell us where St. Patrick is originally from and his real name, if it’s not Patrick? Just an FYI, Patrick means “well born” in Latin and the origin of the surname Cooper is an English occupational name for one who made maps. Ok, maybe not one who made maps, but Cooper’s origin is English.

Send your response to and we will randomly select 10 winners.

Upcoming Events:

Arizona Roads and Streets Conference

Chris Seck, Jeff Cooper, Emily Awbrey, Tim Burrows and Jeff Ohm will be attending the Annual Arizona Roads and Streets Conference in Tucson April March 31st – April 2nd at the Westin La Paloma Resort. We will again be hosting a party with SWI and RPA on April 1st. To those who will be in attendance, please stop by and visit our booth and mark your calendar for our “Turnover” Party!

APLS Annual Conference along with ACSM & GITA Conference

Cooper Aerial will be exhibiting and attending the APLS, ACSM, & GITA conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, March 25th – 28th. Stop by the booth to say hi. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

Nevada APWA Conference

Chris Seck, Jeff Cooper, Kevin Higgins and Jeff Ohm will be attending the Nevada APWA Spring conference in Mesquite, NV, April 28th – 30th. Cooper will be exhibiting at the conference and all three will be playing in the golf tournament.

ACEC Golf Tournament

Chris Seck, Tim Burrows, Jeff Cooper and Jeff Ohm will be participating in the ACEC Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament April 19th. We hope to see many of you there.

6th Annual Pat’s Run

Come and join Cooper Aerial to run in the 6th Annual Pat’s Run at Sun Devil Stadium on April 17th, 2010. Pat’s Run is the signature annual fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Created in April 2004 following Pat’s death, the Foundation carries forward Pat’s legacy of leadership and civic action by supporting future generations of leaders through educational scholarships. Anyone who joins our team will get a free Cooper T-shirt. To Join please click here and register under “Cooper Aerial”. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Project Highlights

TPC Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

Cooper Aerial recently teamed up with Olsson Associates to provide mapping services for the TPC Scottsdale. In anticipation of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Cooper flew the site at 1000 feet above ground level to produce precise 1″ = 20′, 1/2 ft mapping of the entire course. Cooper also produced color ortho imagery with a .25 inch pixel resolution.

We would like to thank Olsson Associates and TPC Scottsdale for allowing us to be a part of this prestigious project. Congratulations to Hunter Mahan for winning the tournament!

Cooper Aerial at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

The Infamous 16th Hole

We had the opportunity to attend this year’s Waste Management Open and host many of our friends and family in the Skybox tent. It was a great chance to spend some time with the Cooper Aerial family and friends enjoying a day in the Arizona Sunshine.

Tim Burrows Jeff Ohm Christopher Seck


Christopher Seck Emily Awbrey

Recent Events:

CLSA/NLSA Conference

Kevin Higgins, Emily Awbrey and Jeff Ohm recently attended the CLSA/NLSA Conference in Reno, Nevada February 28th – March 2nd. Thank you to all of those who stopped by our booth during the conference!

New Mexico Professional Surveyors Conference

Tim Burrows recently attended the New Mexico Professional Surveyors Conference in Albuquerque March 12th – 13th. This was yet another successful event that provided the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and meet members of the survey community.

Grand Canyon Trip

Emily Awbrey recently joined a group from Gannet Flemming on their annual Grand Canyon hike.

ACEC Golf Tournament

Chris Seck, Tim Burrows, Jeff Cooper and Jeff Ohm will be participating in the ACEC Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament April 19th. We hope to see many of you there.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania Conferences

Cooper Aerial would like to thank everyone who stopped by the booth at the New Jersey Surveyors Conference and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Land Surveyors Conference. We had a great time meeting all the new people and old friends and look forward to helping you with all your aerial needs throughout the Spring.