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June 18, 2013
Leica XPro 5.3 Enhances Workflow for ADS Airborne Sensors with Higher Automation

Heerbrugg,Switzerland, June 6, 2013—Leica Geosystems, the leading manufacturer of airborne mapping solutions, announces major enhancements to its superior line sensor workflow Leica XPro. The new version v5.3 of the XPro data processing software produces even better results by delivering a higher level of automation and more accuracy.

Leica XPro 5.3 – Enhancing the ADS workflow

The new version XPro v5.3 provides. major improvement by supporting SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) Digital Elevation Model in the entire workflow providing a higher level of automation and accuracy for orthophoto production.

Leica XPro DSM – Expanding on multi-dimensional info clouds

The DSM extraction in Leica XPro has been extended to provide now 5-band tiff images, where in addition to the spectral information of red, green, blue and near-infrared  also height information is stored. Such images are very useful in forestry applications by offering an alternative to obtaining height from stereo pairs.

As a new option, users can now also choose to collect points on vertical surfaces, thus getting maximum information from Aerial Imagery for info cloud generation.

Leica XPro 5.3 is an upgrade “free of charge” for customers under software maintenance agreement and is available in May 2013.

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.

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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