A boundless world with infinite camera moves and points of view
About GEO1, an NV5 company
The award-winning GEO1 team enables creative vision through insightful integration of the newest lidar and imaging sensors. We believe every project is unique. Our operators configure each acquisition project to provide high fidelity data customized exceeding industry standards. We process the source data to exacting geospatial accuracy, and create large scale 3D digital twins for Media & Entertainment, and Architectural, Engineering & Construction clients. The vast experience and global footprint of NV5 enables our clients with an unprecedented advantage to accomplish market-leading goals.
Exploring the World
Working in challenging locations on short notice is our DNA, deploying for projects from the Arctic to the Amazon to Antarctica. Our technology innovation center is based in a hangar at the Hawthorne Airport, just a few minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport. We thrive while managing complex logistics and the urgency of deliverables. We have completed projects in over 30 countries including lidar scans in Nepal, Colombia, and Hong Kong for clients including National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, PBS and USA Today.
Our crews have acquired lidar in South America for archeological discovery, uncovering ancient settlements hidden beneath the dense Amazon canopy. GEO1 is proud to be a founding member of the Earth Archive, a scientific initiative to create a digital record of the world’s most biodiverse, culturally rich, and archeologically significant landscapes.
Hardware and Software Innovation
GEO1 implements custom scripts and develops machine learning to produce the best solutions and deliverables. Our team prioritizes research and new ideas, promoting a culture which challenges and emphasizes evolving methodologies.
3D Digital Twins and Reality Capture
Digital twins are the link between the virtual and physical world, providing organizations with the ability to simulate, predict, and optimize real-world outcomes in a digital environment. When combined with real-time IOT data, the digital twin becomes a living breathing environment to facilitate improved decision making, reduced costs, and enhanced customer experiences.
Read more about our services here.
”The GEO1 Multicam represents the future of aerial production work. As an aerial cinematographer, the 3D imagery acquired from the helicopter provides the VFX supervisor with endless options in comparison to the fixed perspective of shooting plates.”
- Mark Gerasimenko
NV5 Geospatial (NV5G) acquired GEO1 in 2022, adding to their extensive geospatial experience, aircraft and mobile mapping capability, lidar processing and analytics, offshore and multi-beam sonar for deepwater mapping projects, among numerous services across a breadth of industries.
Read more about NV5G here.
Machine Learning Engineer
Associate Project Manager
Associate Team Lead
Flight Acquisition Manager
Aerial Sensor Operator
Senior Sensor Specialist
Aerial Sensor Operator
Aerial Sensor Operator
VP of Strategic Solutions
We pledge that our work will never compromise the safety of any individual or community.
We strive to present efficient solutions using cutting-edge technology.
We commit to holding ourselves to high standards of scientific excellence and quality.
We advocate for the preservation and enhancement of community and ecological resilience.
We believe our work must impact and enhance our communities.
We celebrate promoting an organic and inclusive team culture.
We endeavor to make knowledge accessible for the better of society.
We aim to exceed the expectations of our clients and partners.
Articles and Accolades
GEO1 was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in partnership with USA Today for an extensive video and lidar survey of the USA/Mexico border. GEO1 also completed archeology scans in Ciudad Perdida, Colombia for National Geographic, as well as independently in La Mojana, Colombia. Both projects resulted in revolutionary insights into Pre-Columbian civilizations. GEO1 was also tasked with monitoring the Kilauea active volcano in Hawaii for USGS, and delivering several datasets of Mount Everest and surrounding glaciers for National Geographic Society. To read more about other awards and publications, click here.
Innovation Hub and Learning Center
GEO1 operates out of our hangar facility at Hawthorne Airport, just a few miles from LAX. The hangar functions as an in-house technological center, where we synthesize research and development for software development and hardware integration.
Global Projects and Clients
Ron Chapple, VP of Strategic Solutions
Josh Chapple, Account Manager
Hangar: 3750 W 120th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250