Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, PhotoSat was founded in 1993 to provide “better data for better decisions”. PhotoSat has  invented a new geophysical processing technology to produce the world’s most accurate satellite survey data. 

We specialize in elevation surveying for civil engineering infrastructure projects, tailings storage facility surveying, and the planning and design of resource development projects. We deliver services to clients in the oil, gas and mining industries, to governmental agencies, and to engineering and environmental companies. Our team is comprised of geophysicists, engineers, and associated geoscientists with the expertise and experience to create reliable, time-saving solutions for the operation, planning, and development of resource projects. 

Our expertise in geophysical data processing methods combined with extensive experience enables us to provide satellite surveying with unparalleled accuracy. PhotoSat has delivered thousands of quality engineering satellite surveys which shorten project timelines, eliminate survey delays, improve data reliability, and reduce risk. We produce data with better than 15cm elevation accuracy. 

Gerry Mitchell, P. Geo

President and Founder

PhotoSat is led by the company founder, Gerry Mitchell. Gerry is a Registered Professional Geophysicist of the Province of Alberta and a registered Professional Geoscientist of the Province of British Columbia. Gerry has worked at the senior technical level in both mining and hydrocarbon exploration. He was BP Canada’s Senior Mining Geophysicist for Canada in the early 1980’s, and BP’s Senior Seismic Specialist for West Canada Basin Oil and Gas Exploration in the late 1980’s. In the early 90’s Gerry worked as a Remote Sensing Specialist for Frontier and International Oil and Gas Exploration in BP’s head offices in London, England. Gerry moved to Vancouver and founded PhotoSat in 1993.