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May 14,2012
Airborne Imaging Deploys Leica ALS70 Just a Week after Integration

NORCROSS, Georgia, USA, 11 May 2012 – Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that Airborne Imaging Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has purchased a new Leica ALS70-HP airborne laser scanner. Having received the LiDAR earlier this year, Airborne Imaging completed integration, calibration and testing within a week and immediately deployed the sensor on its first production mission.

“We’re familiar with Leica LiDAR technology, and integration of the ALS70 into our aircraft was easy,” said Martin Maric, Airborne Imaging’s Manager of Data Sales and New Acquisitions.

Airborne Imaging, a Clean Harbors Company, is one of the largest providers of LiDAR acquisition and processing services in Canada with extensive operations in the United States. With all processing handled in-house, the company built its business primarily on serving the oil and gas markets, but it is also heavily involved in the mining, flood mapping, utilities, and power industries. Airborne Imaging also owns a Leica ALS50-II laser scanner.

“Our purchase of the ALS70 was all about solidifying our position as leaders in providing quality LiDAR services,” said Maric. “The LiDAR market is evolving so quickly and clients are constantly asking for higher point density without sacrificing accuracy – and that’s what the ALS70 provides.”

The Leica ALS70 is an affordable airborne laser scanner with a 500 kHz pulse rate capability designed specifically for high-density point collection in diverse environments. The Leica ALS70-HP version purchased by Airborne Imaging was developed for general purpose mapping over a wide variety of terrain at different flying altitudes. The power of the ALS70 enables Airborne Imaging to collect a higher density of elevation points without flying more lines, saving time and money.

“The Leica ALS70 is the right LiDAR system for a company like Airborne Imaging that wants to stay one step ahead of the constantly evolving demands of a diverse clientele,” said Jean Gardiner, General Manager of Leica Geospatial Solutions.

Airborne Imaging Inc.
Established as a private company in 2004, Airborne Imaging Inc . was purchased by Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) in 2009. With a strong background in oil and gas exploration, Airborne Imaging has completed more than 3,000 LiDAR data collection and processing projects covering in excess of 220,000 square miles in North America. The company manages the largest privately owned library of off-the-shelf LiDAR point cloud data available for delivery often within 24 hours. In addition to its airborne LiDAR collection, Airborne Imaging operates a mobile laser scanning system based at its Calgary headquarters.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.
Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

To view this release on the web, please click here.

For further information please contact:

Leica Geosystems Inc.

Andre Ribeiro, MBA
Director of Marketing Planning and Communications
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: +1 (770) 326-9557
Fax: +1 (770) 447-0710
Andre.ribeiro@leicaus.com
http://www.leica-geosystems.us

This is a page for all Press releases made by Sensor manufacturers. If they are sent to me I will post them in this section.
Mar 16, 2012

Photo Science Selects Leica ALS70 as Markets for LiDAR Expand

NORCROSS, Georgia, USA, 16 March 2012 – Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that Photo Science has purchased a Leica ALS70-HP airborne laser scanner, bringing to four the total number of Leica LiDAR systems owned and operated by the Lexington, KY, geospatial services firm. In addition, Photo Science has contracted Leica to upgrade one of the company’s existing ALS60 sensors later this year.

“We purchased the Leica ALS70 because we expect to experience an increase in efficiency and market diversity with it,” said Bob Hickey, Senior VP of Business Development for Photo Science. “This is a multi-purpose sensor, and we feel we will get excellent value from it.

A full-service geospatial solutions provider, Photo Science maintains one of the largest precision aerial acquisition operations in the United States. In addition to the four Leica LiDAR sensors, Photo Science owns three Z/I Imaging large-format DMC digital mapping cameras. The firm operates a fleet of 10 single- and twin-engine aircraft that are deployed nationally. For its LiDAR systems, Photo Science has traditionally focused on serving the needs of large-area regional and municipal mapping projects requiring the generation of topographic maps and orthophotos.

The Leica ALS70 is an affordable airborne laser scanner with an effective 500 kHz pulse rate capability designed specifically for high-density point collection in diverse environments, which can reduce flying time up to 60 percent. The ALS70 features Point Density Multiplier technology that allows for a quantum increase in measurement and scan rates over previous capabilities.

The Leica ALS70-HP version purchased by Photo Science was developed for general purpose mapping over a wide variety of terrain at different flying altitudes. The ALS60 upgrade contracted by Photo Science will give the sensor power that is equivalent to the ALS70.

“The ALS70-HP version will give us the most versatility to meet applications in the markets we already serve and to expand into new markets in the future,” said Hickey.
The markets for LiDAR data are maturing in two ways, Hickey explained. First, existing applications for digital elevation data are requiring an increase in point density per square meter, which the powerful ALS70 can accommodate. Second, the demand for accurate LiDAR data is now coming from new markets including vegetation analysis and utility transmission line mapping that require bare-earth returns in narrow corridors. The ALS70-HP can meet the diverse needs of these markets.

“Many LiDAR sensors on the market are designed with one application in mind, but the ALS70-HP is a true multi-purpose laser scanner developed to meet the needs of many markets,” said Jean Gardiner, General Manager of Leica Geospatial Solutions. “And the ALS70-HP can be upgraded to the HA version for firms that need to perform high-altitude LiDAR collection.”

Photo Science Inc.
Headquartered in Lexington, KY, and established in 1974, Photo Science is a geospatial solutions provider specializing in aerial acquisition of imagery and LiDAR, data collection/processing, photogrammetric mapping, remote sensing, GIS, system integration, and GPS surveying services. The firm has a staff of 190 professionals supporting federal, civil and private sector clients from nine offices. Visit www.photoscience.com

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

For further information please contact:

Leica Geosystems Inc.
Andre Ribeiro, MBA
Director of Marketing Planning and Communications
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: +1 (770) 326-9557
Fax: +1 (770) 447-0710
Andre.ribeiro@leicaus.com

http://www.leica-geosystems.us

Mar 14, 2012

AeroMetric Buys Leica ALS70 LiDAR and Upgrades Z/I DMCs

NORCROSS, Georgia, USA, 14 March 2012 – Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that AeroMetric of Sheboygan, Wisconsin has purchased a Leica ALS70-HP LiDAR scanner and upgraded two of its Z/I DMC digital mapping cameras. AeroMetric made the investment in new and upgraded Leica and Z/I technology to better serve its customers across a wide range of vertical markets.

“We are constantly looking to bring additional value to our clients,” said Antonio Montoya, AeroMetric Vice President of Marketing. “This technology will allow us to go deeper into the markets we serve to meet the growing mapping needs of our clientele.”

AeroMetric is a full-service geospatial solutions company that provides services to federal, state and local government agencies as well as private sector companies. The firm works in markets as diverse as transportation, energy, utilities, environment and emergency management – which played a key role in its selection of the Leica ALS70-HP LiDAR scanner.

The Leica ALS70 is an affordable airborne laser scanner with a 500 kHz pulse rate capability designed specifically for high-density point collection in diverse environments to serve many type of elevation mapping projects. The Leica ALS70-HP version was developed for general purpose mapping over a wide variety of terrain conditions at different flying altitudes. The ALS70 utilizes full waveform pulses, which allow for better analysis of ground cover and extraction of more meaningful information.

“The ALS70 will allow us to fly higher and faster without sacrificing point density,” said Montoya. “In addition, this LiDAR sensor offers three user-selected scan patterns that provide us the flexibility to meet the specific mapping requirements of different projects.”

Over more than 80 years of service, AeroMetric has been a pioneer in the commercial implementation of new mapping and photogrammetric technologies. The firm was among the first to make the jump to airborne digital imaging when Z/I Imaging introduced the DMC large-format frame mapping camera in 2000. AeroMetric purchased three DMCs and has upgraded two of these original systems to the same current technology level as the third one.

“The DMC line of digital frame cameras have become best known for their superior image clarity, spatial resolution and accuracy,” said Jean Gardiner, General Manager of the Leica Geospatial Solutions.

The DMC upgrades contracted by AeroMetric include replacing the original data storage with a state-of-the-art Solid State Disk system, which makes the sensor much lighter and more portable. Enhanced flight management hardware and software have also been installed.

Designed specifically as a photogrammetric mapping camera, the DMC offers a frame-based image geometry and a custom lens design that result in very high-quality geometric resolution and minimal distortion. All DMC systems collect four-band multispectral (Red, Green, Blue, Near IR) and black-and-white panchromatic imagery. Automated forward motion compensation and rapid refresh rate enable operators to fly the DMC at low altitudes for large-scale survey applications and at higher altitudes for small-scale regional projects.

AeroMetric
AeroMetric, Inc. is a full-service geospatial solutions company built on eight decades of consistent, quality service and enduring client relationships. The firm offers a comprehensive range of on-target geospatial solutions including the latest in photogrammetric, LiDAR, satellite and airborne imaging technology and has earned a reputation for technical excellence, superior service, and on-time, on-budget delivery. For more information, visit www.aerometric.com

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

For further information please contact:

Leica Geosystems Inc.

Andre Ribeiro, MBA
Director of Marketing Planning and Communications
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: +1 (770) 326-9557
Fax: +1 (770) 447-0710
Andre.ribeiro@leicaus.com

http://www.leica-geosystems.us

Mar 9, 2012

Woolpert Buys Leica ALS70, Upgrades ALS60, for Enhanced LiDAR Acquisitions

NORCROSS, Georgia, USA, 9 March 2012 – Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that Woolpert has purchased a new Leica ALS70-HP airborne laser scanner and upgraded its existing ALS60 LiDAR. Woolpert says the superior power of the ALS70 and upgraded ALS60 laser scanners will enable it to complete large-area statewide mapping projects, as well as numerous other LiDAR acquisitions, faster than previously possible.

“The power of the Leica ALS70 will allow us to fly higher and faster while still achieving the desired accuracy and point density,” said Jeff Lovin, Woolpert Senior Vice President and Director of Geospatial Services. “The ALS70 will allow us to provide greater efficiency to our clients.”

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert is a national geospatial, architecture & engineering firm and was among the first to purchase a commercial LiDAR system. With six aircraft deployed, the firm has become the leader in statewide mapping projects, flying tens of thousands of square miles per year with its airborne LiDAR and camera systems. Woolpert has owned and operated every LiDAR scanner in the Leica ALS series, including the ALS40, ALS50, and ALS60.

“Since 1999 when Woolpert purchased its first commercial LiDAR system, it has been an innovator in the application of high-accuracy elevation data in topographic mapping for many disciplines,” said Jean Gardiner, General Manager of Leica Geospatial Solutions. “The unique Point Density Multiplier technology makes our LiDARs the most productive available, and the ALS70-HP can be upgraded to the higher-flying-height ALS70-HA configuration.”

The Leica ALS70 is an affordable airborne laser scanner with a 500 kHz maximum effective pulse rate, designed specifically for high-density point collection in diverse environments. The Leica ALS70-HP version purchased by Woolpert was developed for general purpose mapping over a wide variety of terrain at different flying heights. The upgraded ALS60 offers a complete transformation to the ALS70-HP configuration, with effective pulse rate and scanning capabilities identical to the ALS70.

“We upgraded the ALS60 for consistent data collection in our large-area projects where we deploy multiple aircraft simultaneously,” said Lovin.

In addition to large-area statewide mapping, Woolpert plans to expand its use of the Leica scanners into what it sees as a rapidly growing market for high-accuracy LiDAR data sets. According to Lovin, Woolpert clients in the geospatial, architecture & engineering design arena are increasingly asking for high-density LiDAR point data for true 3D mapping applications, and the firm plans to deploy the new Leica ALS70 and upgraded ALS60 to serve those markets.

Woolpert
Ranked by Engineering News-Record as a top national design firm, Woolpert provides professional design, geospatial and infrastructure services to clients in the public and private sectors. Founded in 1911, Woolpert’s innovative design approach and commitment to the creative application of technology have grown the firm into a leader in the consulting industry. With nearly 650 professionals in 22 offices located throughout the U.S., Woolpert’s collaborative and multidisciplinary approach is driven by great people, great clients and great projects. For more information on Woolpert, visit Woolpert’s website.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.
Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

For further information please contact:

Leica Geosystems Inc.

Andre Ribeiro, MBA
Director of Marketing Planning and Communications
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: +1 (770) 326-9557
Fax: +1 (770) 447-0710
Andre.ribeiro@leicaus.com

http://www.leica-geosystems.us

Jan 27, 2012

ORTHOSHOP Selects Leica ALS70 and RCD30 as First Digital Sensors

(NORCROSS, Georgia, USA, 26 January 2012) – Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd. has purchased the Leica ALS70 LiDAR and Leica RCD30 imaging camera as its first digital airborne sensors. ORTHOSHOP plans to use the sensors in their integrated and stand-alone configurations to serve its existing clients more effectively and expand its business into new markets.

“The Leica legacy played a part in our purchase decision – we have been prolific users of their equipment for over three decades,” said ORTHOSHOP CEO George Constantinescu. “ORTHOSHOP and Leica share the same attitude toward technical excellence and place the same emphasis on enduring, mutually beneficial partnerships. We value the way Leica practices innovation.”

Established in 1980 and based in Calgary, Alberta, ORTHOSHOP is a leading provider of comprehensive geospatial services across Canada and around the world. In the 1980s, the firm earned a reputation for innovation when it became the only company in Canada to own the Leica OR1, the first computer-controlled orthophoto workstation. With a strong foundation in engineering, surveying and photogrammetry, ORTHOSHOP serves private and public-sector clientele in many disciplines including energy, transportation and utilities.

One of the application areas that ORTHOSHOP plans to service with the Leica ALS70 and Leica RCD30 is vegetation monitoring in utility power line corridors. The firm will integrate the two sensors into a single aircraft for simultaneous collection of LiDAR point cloud data and metric quality RGB/NIR imagery. The Leica ALS70’s waveform digitization option adds yet another valuable data dimension for vegetation analysis. The combined data sets will provide utilities with all of the information they need to ensure that tree canopies are not encroaching on high-voltage electric lines, in accordance with increasingly stringent North American utility regulations.

“Our objective is to provide our clients with services that define best practice. The integrated Leica ALS70/RCD30 sensor package, with its industry leading technical capabilities will allow us to do that in utility corridor mapping as well as many other applications,” said Constantinescu. “In addition, the Leica ALS70 will allow us to collect high-density data at higher than customary aircraft speeds, which will deliver cost benefits to our clients.”

The Leica ALS70 is an affordable airborne laser scanner with a 500 kHz pulse rate capability from a single laser scanner, which is designed specifically for high-density point collection in diverse environments. The Leica ALS70-CM version, purchased by ORTHOSHOP, was developed specifically for city and corridor mapping at lower altitudes and features plug-and-play compatibility with Leica Geosystems’ medium-format digital camera solutions, such as the RCD30.

“ORTHOSHOP has a reputation for technical innovation and uncompromising execution, and we are delighted they selected the Leica ALS70 for their needs now and in the future,” said Jean Gardiner, General Manager of the Leica Geospatial Solutions Division. “The unique Point Density Multiplier technology makes our LiDARs the most productive available, and the Leica ALS70-CM can be upgraded to the higher-flying-height ALS70-HP configuration, making it an excellent choice for a growing business.”

Introduced by Leica as a digital follow-on to its highly successful RC30 film cameras, the Leica RCD30 is a medium-format digital imaging system developed for a variety of photogrammetric and remote sensing applications. The 60 MP single-camera-head design delivers co-registered, multispectral imagery in the Red, Green, Blue and Near IR portions of the spectrum. The sleek modular design allows the camera to fit easily in aircraft previously outfitted with film cameras, and the Leica RCD30 integrates with many LiDAR sensors, including the Leica ALS series.

“With its single-lens, twin sensor design, the Leica RCD30 is a step forward in medium-format camera technology,” said Constantinescu. “It is a true metric camera built from the ground up for mapping, and its attractive form factor means it can be deployed in a wider range of aircraft than most other metric cameras making it an ideal imaging sensor for its intended niche.”

ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd.
Established in 1980 by a team of surveyors and photogrammetrists that saw a market for high-quality orthophotography, ORTHOSHOP is a leading provider of geomatics engineering services in Western Canada. It owns four aerial sensors and two aircraft and maintains full-service, in-house, processing capabilities for all aspects of its services. In addition to many projects in the U.S. and Canada, ORTHOSHOP has completed mapping missions in Mexico, Egypt, Chad, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Guyana.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

For further information please contact:

Leica Geosystems Inc.
Andre Ribeiro, MBA
Director of Marketing Planning and Communications
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: +1 (770) 326-9557
Fax: +1 (770) 447-0710
Andre.ribeiro@leicaus.com
http://www.leica-geosystems.us

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