95West Aerial Mapping Takes Flight
95West Aerial Mapping, LLC, formerly KBM GeoSpatial, LLC, has rebranded to reflect and showcase the firm’s expanded capabilities. 95West provides aerial acquisition and geospatial services throughout the United States and Canada.
Widseth formed the subsidiary KBM GeoSpatial with its acquisition of KBM Inc. in 2016. The aerial mapping team continued to expand its client reach and added key professionals in leadership, technical, and client service roles. Effective September 30, 2021, KBM Geo has rebranded as 95West Aerial Mapping, highlighting the firm’s expanded capabilities, including:
- Our newest fixed-wing aircraft: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
- New large format camera: Vexcel UltraCam Eagle M3
- New Lidar scanner: RIEGL VQ-1560 II-S
- Simultaneous capture solutions for projects of all sizes
What’s in a name?
The name 95West is a nod to the 95th meridian west of the prime meridian, which runs through the heart of 95West’s service area. Meridians are imaginary lines drawn north–south, from pole to pole, with numbering beginning at and advancing east and west from the Prime Meridian. Meridians are expressed as degrees, thus the design element captured by the logo. The colors represent earth and sky, as well as active energy (orange/rust) balanced with calm stability (blue).
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