Attendees Rave Over 2007 Leica Geosystems HDS Worldwide User Conference

{mosaddphp:mega-house.php}(Heerbrugg, 7 November 2007) Leica Geosystems announced that attendee feedback has been "staggeringly positive" for its highly successful 2007 Worldwide HDS User Conference held Oct. 21-25 in San Ramon, California. Leica Geosystems High-Definition Surveying (HDS) laser scanners and software are increasingly used for faster, more accurate and more complete topographic and as-built surveys.

"Attendee after attendee has remarked to us about the exceptionally high quality of information in the presentations, the strong networking, and attendees’ remarkable openness in sharing their ideas and experiences", stated Geoff Jacobs, Sr. VP, Strategic Marketing.

Conference attendance was up 25% from 2006, with total registration close to 300 from 17 countries.

"The goal of the conference is to help Leica Geosystems’ HDS customers increase their success with HDS, which is a rapidly emerging and improving technology. I think what attendees appreciate most is that the conference delivered big time on achieving that goal", adds Jacobs. "Just by listening to and talking with so many successful HDS users, attendees came away armed with great ideas to implement in their own organizations and also came away highly motivated to do so. Their enthusiasm was contagious."

2007 conference highlights included 40 presentation sessions on a wide range of HDS-specific topics and seven (7) hands-on workshops with over 130 participants. A key focus was on user experiences with Leica Geosystems’ newest HDS products – ScanStation 2, HDS6000, TruView, Cyclone 5.8, and CloudWorx 3.3. Attendees learned how others were using these newest tools with outstanding success. Applications included topographic & site surveys; plant & ship as-builts; architecture and BIM; forensics; entertainment; heritage; and advanced research. The revolutionary impact of HDS in heritage documentation was underscored in a keynote given by Prof. Dr. Carlo Bianchini, Universit di Roma "La Sapienza", who showed publicly, for the first time, interior scans of St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican.

2008 Leica Geosystems HDS User Conference
Based on the success and growth of the conference, Juergen Dold, head of Leica Geosystems Terrestrial Scanning business and Airborne Sensors business, announced plans at the conference for another such conference in 2008, with specific dates and location to be announced.

Almost 300 registrants from 17 countries took part in the 2007 Leica Geosystems HDS Worldwide User Conference, Oct. 21-25 in San Ramon, CA

About Leica Geosystems
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 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.