DJI, Leica Geosystems with Aibotix partner to advance aerial adoption in surveying, construction industries

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland; Shenzhen, China, 12 October 2016) – DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Leica Geosystems, global leader of measurement and reality capture technology, with Aibotix have announced a strategic partnership; bringing together prominent technology portfolios that will drive UAV adoption in the surveying and construction industries.

Under this partnership, Aibotix and DJI will collaborate on projects where strong system integration experience will play a vital role in delivering aerial data capture solutions. By fully leveraging DJI’s innovative aerial devices with Leica Geosystems extensive expertise in high accuracy measurement sensors, the full potential of UAV technology will be unlocked.

Developments created by this partnership will help those operating in the surveying and construction industries adopt the latest technology and software to help make the most informed decisions possible.

“The partnership between DJI and Leica Geosystems with Aibotix will redefine the standards in UAV mapping and surveying,” said John Welter, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Solutions Division president. “The future surveyor will make use of UAV technology; and this partnership accelerates that reality.”

"Our UAV technology helps redefine industries with new perspectives, making the work of professionals safer, faster and more efficient than ever before,” said Jan Gasparic, DJI director of Strategic Partnerships.
“We are delighted to be working with Aibotix and Leica Geosystems, with its tremendous history in leading the geospatial industry in pioneering technology. Our partnership will unlock the promise of UAV technology in the surveying industry. This is an exciting time for us and measurement professionals around the world.”

Representatives from both organisations will be at INTERGEO in Hall A3, Booth D3.033.

To learn more, please visit: leica-geosystems.com, aibotix.com and enterprise.dji.com.

About DJI
DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 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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Leica Geosystems AG
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