Dioptra has been providing surveying, mapping, and G.I.S. services since 2000. Prior to the creation of Dioptra, Rodney Burch was the original founder of a full service surveying & engineering company in Southeast Idaho. After selling the former company and serving as the Program Coordinator of the Civil Engineering Technology Program at ISU, Rodney returned to the consulting profession doing business as Dioptra Geomatics.
In 2007, Dioptra Geomatics merged with Centennial Enterprises to create Dioptra LLC. In 2015, Stewart Ward purchased Dioptra from Rodney Burch.
Stewart has been with Dioptra since 2006 and is excited to continue the professional service that Dioptra’s clients expect. Stewart, along with the great staff at Dioptra, strive to provide “Solution Oriented Surveying” on every project regardless of the size and complexity. Together, Dioptra LLC has more than 20 years combined experience in the surveying profession.
Our objective as a company is to provide “solution oriented surveying with professional service.” We strive to assist all our clients with a complete understanding of their surveying needs.
Dioptra staff carry the following professional licensing:
Stewart K. Ward, Idaho PLS 15295, Utah PLS 7966606-2201, Alaska PLS 151425
Michael Deuell, Idaho PLS 8075
Darrell Hanners, Idaho LSI 340
Adam Thayer, Idaho PLS 19405
Dioptra staff is involved with the following service/professional organizations:
Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS) – State Membership
Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS) – Board of Governors
Eastern Section ISPLS – Leadership Positions
East Idaho GIS/Regional Resource Center – Steering Committee
Idaho Geospatial Council – Cadastral Reference Workgroup, Geodetic Control Workgroup
Idaho Geospatial Council – Executive Committee – Committee Member
Field of Heroes at Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho
National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Young Surveyors Network – Idaho State Representative
National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) – Idaho State Director
Meet Our Team