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June 12, 2013
Leica Geosystems Launches Mobile Mapping Solution Pegasus:One

Heerbrugg, Switzerland, June 5, 2013—Leica Pegasus:One, the most flexible, mobile mapping platform available today, offers an intuitive mobile mapping solution for all professionals.

Leica Pegasus:One allows customers to use their existing, terrestrial scanner in profiler mode, for mobile mapping. Leica Pegasus:One is vehicle independent and comes self-contained in two Pelican™ cases – simply fly-in, map, and fly-out.

The Leica Pegasus:One mobile mapping software platform, ArcGDS, is a complete solution from data acquisition to post-processing to database. It offers users immediate access to their imagery and point cloud data together in the same GUI. Users navigate visually through their images, simply clicking in their street views, and can add GIS metadata or calculate distances on the fly. Both the imagery and point cloud are calibrated together so clicking in one immediately provides access to the data in the other. The simplicity of the GUI together with the detailed access to the point cloud makes this platform ideal for all user levels.

With over a billion stop signs and 3.9 million miles of public road in the United States alone, the future of transportation related asset management now has become easier. With the introduction of new driver assisted technology for cars, the pressure on transportation departments has never been greater to document their highway systems in order to enable this technology to work successfully.

In the United States, over 700 thousand billboards exist with new laws limiting the total number of billboards allowed and their placement. Ensuring compliance will generate revenue for states and municipalities around billboard placement, and is now cost effective with the Leica Pegasus:One platform – by simply driving by.

“Leica Pegasus:One is an enabling product,” said Stuart Woods, Vice-President for Leica Geosystems Geospatical Division. “By providing a single integrated solution and by making our customer’s scanner’s mobile, we enable our customers to be more efficient.”

In situations where users want or can only afford to capture images, Leica offers an image only system without a scanner. This provides the same calibrated camera and leverages photogrammetry software to calculate distances from the images – ideal for GIS applications. No longer is the only option a “video recorder on wheels” – now images can be used for distance calculations.

Leica Pegasus:One is available for immediate sales. With a roadmap to add other qualified terrestrial scanners, with proper calibration, including the Leica ScanStation P20, Leica Pegasus:One is the future of mobile mapping.

More information about Leica Pegasus:One please visit:
http://www.leica-geosystems.com/pegasusone

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.

 

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