Leica Geosystems announces world’s first fused airborne sensor

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland/Anaheim, California, USA, 14 June 2016) – Leica Geosystems, industry leader of reality capture and measurement technology, announced today Leica CityMapper as part of the RealCity 3D reality capture solution, enabling professionals to collect and process imaging and LiDAR data in a single sensor.


Combining CityMapper and Leica HxMap, the scalable post-processing workflow software, RealCity simplifies and streamlines the creation of all 2D and 3D information layers.   

Most comprehensive base layer
As our world continues to grow in complexity so has the required geospatial base data to manage this increased complexity.  This merging of sensors and software enables professionals to generate the most comprehensive geospatial base layer in just one flight. Professionals are able to efficiently produce all the conventional 2D and 3D information layers, from orthophotos and oblique images to point clouds, 3D meshes, and 3D models.

“CityMapper captures imagery and LiDAR data, enabling users to produce rich information,” said Anders Ekelund, vice-president for airborne LiDAR at Leica Geosystems. “Users can now save significant time and cost by flying once to collect twice the data as before."

Mapping for SmartCities
In fast changing urban environments, the need for a geospatial base layer goes beyond traditional data that requires regular updates. This is especially true in SmartCity applications where authorities need highly accurate and current detailed information, such as elevation models, vegetation growth and land use, for faster and better informed decision making.

Eliminating the need for multiple sensors, RealCity allows a high data throughput to provide rapid updates. With intuitive end- to-end workflow in just one software interface to produce all data sets, post-processing is accomplished significantly faster, easier and more efficiently.

"At Leica Geosystems, we continue to digitise the airborne industry through innovations not easily repeated," said Ruedi Wanger, vice-president for airborne imaging at Leica Geosystems. "By intensely listening to our customers, we understand what is required to keep users providing top results. We then deliver on that exact technology." 


For more information about the CityMapper, please visit http://leica-geosystems.com/citymapper.
For more information about the RealCity solution, please visit http://leica-geosystems.com/realcity.  

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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