• GIS, CAD, BIM, and survey services

  • Drone inspections for solar and wind energy assets

  • Tailored geospatial hardware and software solutions

  • Environmental data collection and analysis 

  • Environmental review 



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19494 580th Ave #853

Park Rapids, MN 56470



SC Recon is a team of geospatial, energy, and environmental professionals with 125 collective years of service to government agencies and industry. 

We are a national leader in drone use for energy

and environmental management. Our solar division, Solar Inspect, manages over 550MW of PV assets.

SC Recon is a woman-owned small business with an Agile approach to service:

  • Responsive and flexible in work scheduling

  • Collaboration directly with clients

  • Quality deliverables early and often

Clients include:

  • Cliffs Natural Resources

  • Courtney Aviation

  • IPS Solar

  • National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NOAA)

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

  • U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

  • States of MN, SD, ND 

Our mission: Improve decisions through

timely, tailored geospatial intelligence.


Certifications: DBE, TG/ED, WOSB 

DUNS: 080952694  CAGE: 7ZRC0 ​

SC Recon is a master contract vendor for state and federal agencies. Local governments and organizations also enjoy easy access to our services through these contracts: 

  • State of Minnesota Environmental Review

  • Minnesota IT Expertise (MNSITE)

  • USFS Aerial Mapping and Infrared Interpretation

  • USFS Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR)

NAICS industry codes provide quick reference to SC Recon capabilities:

  • 115310     Forestry Support Activities

  • 333316     Photographic Equipment

  • ​518210     Data Processing

  • 541350     Thermal Inspection 

  • 541360     Geophysical Survey/Mapping 

  • 541370     Surveying/Mapping

  • 541512     Computer Systems Design 

  • ​​​​541620     Environmental Consulting 

  • 541922     Commercial Photography​

  • 624230     Emergency and Relief Services




  • Survey-grade data acquisition

  • UAV (drone) program development and provisioning 

  • GIS, CAD, and BIM services

  • Software, integrations, and systems development

  • 3D data development (LiDAR, sonar, laser scanning)

  • Thermography (heat mapping)


  • Environmental assessment and review 

  • Permit  management

  • Environment monitoring and reporting

  • Natural resource inventories, planning and management


  • Public outreach and stakeholder engagement

  • Maps, graphs, presentations, imagery, interactive displays 

  • Impactful communications and content creation

  • Public input synthesis, analysis and summarization

  • Engagement process metrics and process improvement


  • Nationally certified all-hazard response (FEMA and NWCG)

  • UAS, GIS, IT, and Public Information

  • Coordination of field data collection, interpretation,  dissemination, management

  • Onsite and remote support of geospatial personnel





Survae is a Common Operating Picture for data from any location-based device (PLB, drone, aircraft, phone/tablet, weather station).


View videos, photos, and other data within the context of Google Earth and ESRI background maps and layers.


Find data by zooming in on the map, moving the time slider, or searching keywords. New uploads and markups are shared real-time with approved users.

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