About Us

Who We Are

OGL Engineering is a professional engineering company registered with APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) and CEA (Consulting Engineers of Alberta). We have full in-house execution capabilities for a wide variety of geomatics engineering, air survey and GIS projects. Our head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with hangar facilities located at Springbank Airport (CYBW). We also have a U.S. Subsidiary, OGEO Limited, located in Santa Barbara, California.

Company Vision

To provide professional geomatics solutions to clients in an engaged and collaborative environment, to stay on the leading edge of technology, and to provide our employees with the opportunity to be creative and innovative people.

Our company history

Orthoshop Est. 1980

OGL Engineering was established in 1980 under the name The ORTHOSHOP. In the early years, the company specialized in photogrammetry, creation of planimetric and topographic data from stereo imagery, and the production of orthophotography. Since 2003 OGL Engineering has owned and operated their own fleet of aircraft and airborne sensors.

In 2006 the company name was changed to ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd. to reflect the company’s broadening scope of geomatics services, including: large scale project design and consultation, LiDAR processing and analysis, satellite image processing, and GIS services.

In 2009 OGL Engineering expanded to include aircraft maintenance capabilities in house. This increased the level of quality control and reliability of aircraft maintenance, and also allows for scheduling of maintenance that works best for our client’s requirements.

In 2011 OGL Engineering became a professional engineering company registered with APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta). The same year, the company added digital aerial photography cameras and LiDAR sensors to the complement of remote sensing equipment.

At the beginning of 2018, we began doing business as OGL Engineering (an initialism of ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd.) to further reflect the change in services provided by the company over the years. While we started out as an orthophoto production shop, we are now a full range geomatics engineering firm and OGL Engineering both reflects our current status while retaining our history.

Currently OGL Engineering operates 2 LiDAR sensors, 3 digital RGBN cameras, and 3 aircraft for airborne acquisition work, as well as a robotic bathymetric sonar vehicle, 4 ground based laser scanners, and RTK GPS systems for ground based acquisition work. These in-house data acquisition capabilities allow us to exercise direct control over the execution of the solutions that we engineer for our customers. While extensive, these capabilities are only a subset of our overall mission, which is to help our customers benefit from the full extent of geospatial intelligence products through bespoke geomatics engineering solutions.

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