Rochester, NY - September 3, 2008 - Geospatial Systems, Inc. (GSI) and Leica Geosystems AG (Leica) today announced a partnership agreement to bring to market a new generation of image capture and dissemination systems for airborne mapping and surveillance applications.
Imaging system offerings will be based initially on the integration of Leica’s industry leading ALS light distance and ranging (LIDAR) products with GSI’s family of direct georeferenced aerial mapping cameras. First to market is a system based on the GSI medium format, 39-megapixel aerial mapping camera with a field-replaceable removable shutter (patent pending) integrated with Leica’s ALS50/52 sensor. This system offers superior, cost effective, and reliable optical performance with software for mission planning, flight control, in-flight sensor control, and the post-flight image processing necessary to produce map product.
GSI’s modular family of direct georeferenced aerial imaging systems, based on the TerraPix technology platform, including electro-optical, infrared, multi-spectral mapping sensor systems and camera controllers for multi-camera arrays, will enable a rich product offering from the GSI-Leica team.
“Geospatial Systems is pleased to team with Leica to support their strong commitment to product innovation. This agreement is another step in our overall strategy to bring state of the art, customerfocused products to the ASM market”, said Maxime Elbaz, President and CEO, Geospatial Systems, Inc.
“Our agreement with GSI is exciting as it allows two companies to combine their technical expertise, thus reducing the time to bring new, innovative products to the marketplace”, said Juergen Dold, Sr. Vice President, Leica Geosystems AG.
About Geospatial Systems, Inc.
Geospatial Systems, Inc., a Rochester, NY based company, designs and produces premier airborne georeferenced remote sensing systems for commercial and military applications, including mapping, environmental monitoring, homeland security, reconnaissance and persistent surveillance. For more information about Geospatial Systems, Inc., or its products and services, call 585-427-8310 or visit www.geospatialsystems.com.
About Leica Geosystems AG
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 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 2,400 employees in 22 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. For more information about Geospatial Systems, please visit www.leicageosystems.com