Leica Geosystems and GeoCue to Develop Innovative Workflow Solutions Together

(Heerbrugg, 11 June 2012) – Leica Geosystems, the worlds leading manufacturer of airborne mapping solutions, together with GeoCue, a leader in geospatial workplace integration, announced today a strategic collaboration to create integrated geospatial workflow solutions for the professional mapping market.

Geospatial Mapping today not only requires the best processing tools and algorithms, but also that they are packaged in easy-to-use workflows that are designed to meet the needs of the specific applications says Jack Ickes, President of Hexagon Geospatial Solutions Division. GeoCue has great experience in integrating various functionalities around the geospatial workplace and increasing productivity, which will help us to deliver more value to our customers.

Leica Geosystems will continue its successful collaboration with other development partners, such as Pixelgrammetry, to develop unique and innovative processing tools, features and algorithms to improve efficiency, ease-of-use and data processing. These in combination with GeoCues knowledge and experience will greatly benefit customers through better integration and the ability to customize application specific workflows that fully meet their needs.

Leica Geosystems and Z/I Imaging have always been leaders in developing high-end mapping solutions, says Lewis Graham, President and CTO of GeoCue. We are excited to work together towards a common goal of providing a more integrated workflow approach to Hexagons customer base by incorporating new features and creating functional links across the entire Hexagon portfolio of geospatial data processing.

About GeoCue Corporation
GeoCue Corporation, based in Madison, USA, is North Americans largest provider of products, training and consulting services for airborne and mobile LIDAR applications. The company offers a comprehensive geospatial integration framework as well as custom consulting services to assist customers in integrating their existing workflows into a GeoCue managed system. More information at: http://www.geocue.com/ .

About Leica Geosystems Airborne Solutions
With over 80 years of experience, Leica Geosystems is a global leader in the design, delivery and support of airborne digital and LiDAR sensors for the geospatial marketplace. Along with the well-known Leica RC30, Leica Geosystems airborne sensor portfolio today includes a wide range of innovative technologies and products such as the Leica RCD30 series of medium format digital frame cameras, the Leica ADS pushbroom sensors, the Leica ALS LiDAR series, and the Leica IPAS GNSS/IMU solutions.

Following the acquisition of Intergraph by Hexagon in 2010, Hexagon Geosystems newly formed Geospatial Solutions Division has brought together Leica Geosystems Airborne Sensors and Z/I Imaging. Committed to continued innovation on all major product lines, the combined airborne sensor portfolio includes the widest range of medium and large format imaging as well as LiDAR technologies and offers a choice of sensor for every application. A full suite of software from flight planning to post-processing provides end-to-end workflow for high accuracy orthophoto generation, feature extraction and map production. In addition, Hexagon Geosystems operates a global network of customer service and support centers to ensure highest productivity around the clock.

Leica Geosystems when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of experience 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.