About DAT/EM

DAT/EM Systems International® develops products to efficiently extract and edit 3D terrain and object features from stereo imagery, point clouds and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) data. DAT/EM serves over 500 clients by building and maintaining quality systems, staying alert to industry trends and advances, and always leading by example with value, technology and service.

Based in Anchorage, Alaska, DAT/EM has been developing digital mapping and photogrammetric software and hardware since 1987. DAT/EM serves photogrammetric firms, engineering companies, and government and non-government agencies in more than 70 countries worldwide. DAT/EM also provides technical universities throughout the world with software tools to offer students a current and employable skill-set.

DAT/EM employs technical, creative and strategic talent who keep DAT/EM innovative and at the forefront of the photogrammetric mapping industry. For an end-to-end customer experience, DAT/EM develops its own software as well as markets to and supports its clients. The DAT/EM Team has earned a reputation for producing state-of-the-art solutions, building quality systems and delivering superior customer service.

The DAT/EM Photogrammetric Suite includes Summit Evolution™ digital photogrammetric workstation and LandScape™ point cloud viewing and editing toolkit with complementary components Capture™, MapEditor™, Ortho+Mosaic™, Airfield3D™ and Contour Creator™. New to the DAT/EM Photogrammetric Suite is Summit UAS™, a set of tools to critically analyze UAS data by viewing, editing and defining features.

DAT/EM Systems International is committed to developing and distributing forward-thinking digital mapping applications. Clients are an integral part of the development process and we welcome suggestions and feature requests.

Meet the DAT/EM Team

Jeffrey Yates, General Manager

Mr. Jeffrey Yates has a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Planning from Montana State University, USA. Upon graduation he was a land surveyor with the United States Forest Service and then worked with the United States Geological Survey on a nation-wide digitizing project.

Jeff initially began his career in 1982 as a cartographer with AeroMap (now known as Quantum Spatial) responsible for photogrammetric map compilation/production using analog and analytical stereoplotters. In the mid eighties he started testing a new system, eventually named DAT/EM Capture™, which became the first all digital mapping interface linking AutoCAD® with analog and analytical stereoplotters. The first sale of Capture took place in 1987. In 1995, Jeff was promoted to General Manager of DAT/EM Systems International where he oversaw development and marketing of the ‘SUMMIT Evolution’ softcopy system.

Mr. Yates has also participated as a technician and climber on the first GPS surveys of Mt. Everest in Nepal, Denali in Alaska and Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Want to meet the rest of the DAT/EM Team? Check us out on Facebook.