Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc. is a full service photogrammetric mapping and geospatial data firm. Our mission is to be recognized worldwide as the number one aerial survey company of choice. We are committed to provide the best quality, flexibility, customer service and performance in the industry. Our goal is to build strong relationships, demand safety at all levels of operation and continue to support the entrepreneurial spirit that has been the cornerstone of our company's rich heritage.
Founded in 1956 as the photogrammetry department of Clyde E. Williams & Assoc. (CEWA), a professional engineering company, the primary services were photogrammetry that included a full photographic laboratory and photogrammetric mapping in support of engineering projects. During the 60's, 70's and 80's, most of the aerial survey work was to complete 1'=30' or 1"=50' scale planimetric mapping and 1' contours for engineering design projects. The 70's and 80's was also a busy time for photo backed parcel mapping. Plotting deeds on aerial enlargements and providing counties with parcel maps that have the aerial enlargement backing them in a bound book. In 1990 the conversion was made to digital collection on the analog stereo plotters using KORK digital mapping software. In 1991, CEWA was the first private company to purchase the Zeiss/Jena LMK2000 professional mapping camera system. The advancements to the camera system included forward motion compensation (FMC), a gyro-stabilized mount and the high-resolution lens.
David Williams purchased the photogrammetry department of CWEA and Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc. was formed in 1995. Williams was formed exclusively to provide photogrammetric services. In the late 90's, Williams continued to add new technology including 4-softcopy workstations, an analytical IMA first-order stereo-plotter, two Vexcel VX 4000 HT photogrammetric scanners, 3 aircraft and the Autometric /Boeing Softplotter v4.0 as well asSummit Evolution Datum soft copy system, Trimble Inpho's photogrammetric suite and Microstation. Delivery of city base maps goes back over 30 years. Williams delivered many city base mapping projects prior to computer aided drafting (CAD). The process would involve compilation, scribing, and photographic work to deliver mapping on mylar so the city could make blue line copies of the maps. Since the introduction of CAD and the excitement with the Geographic Information System (GIS), Williams has completed many county, city and town GIS base maps. Our first digital orthophotography project was in 1997 and since then we have completed many countywide and regional projects. We have completed several county LiDAR projects starting in 2005 and our first mapping project for the Department of Energy was flown in 2009. Since the mid 90's, Williams has continued to grow at a steady rate providing excellent service to each customer spanning the world.
In 2014, the General Manager of Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc., Rick Kosinski, purchased the company from David Williams and is now the company owner and President. In recent years, Williams and its affiliates have been on the forefront of World Wide aerial collection, completing flights in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, South America, and Europe. The company has also increased its fleet to 26 aircraft, adding the Trimble Harrier 68i LiDAR sensor and the direct digital sensor DMC as well as opening offices in Germany and Uruguay.
Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc. is a full service photogrammetric mapping and photographic firm with over 100 years of combined experience. Williams offers a variety of services that include:
Our headquarters are located in South Bend, Indiana. The type of services we provide allow us to handle your project regardless of where it is located. All data is processed at our office by our certified photogrammetrist team of experts. The professionals of Williams have completed a vast array of projects worldwide for local governments and private corporations.