Woolpert Purchases Second Leica ALS50 LiDAR Unit
DAYTON, Ohio (January 16, 2006)"¦Woolpert, Inc., and Leica Geosystems are pleased to announce the recent purchase of Woolpert's second ALS50 airborne laser scanner. Currently, Woolpert is the only firm in the country to operate two of Leica's next generation ALS systems.
Woolpert purchased its first ALS50 in 2003 to leverage the technology's high speed, high accuracy capabilities. As a result, Woolpert was able to offer its clients more robust LiDAR (light detection and ranging) products in less time. The second system was needed to keep pace with Woolpert's growing demand for LiDAR data collection from clients throughout North and South America.
The ALS50 airborne laser scanner is capable of collecting up to 83,000 points-per-second, with the ability to collect the data day or night. This flexibility, along with LiDAR's unique ability to penetrate tree canopies, makes it an extremely accurate tool for generating precise digital terrain models.
Bob Williams, president of Leica Geosystems in the Americas Region, said, "This follow-on order for a second ALS50 system from Woolpert Geospatial represents an important validation of the product's advanced features and benefits in terms of increased productivity on the job in aerial data collection."
According to Jeff Lovin, CP, Director of Woolpert Geospatial, "As a result of a number of new, large contracts, we have been able to expand our mapping services with the addition of the ALS50. This new system doubles our LiDAR capacity and will allow us to continue to expand our coast-to-coast and international data collection while continuing to provide the highest quality LiDAR data available to our clients."
Leica Geosystems provides solutions to help professionals collect, analyze and present spatial information. Based in Switzerland, Leica Geosystems supports tens of thousands of customers all over the world with an employee base of more than 2,400 people in 23 countries and through hundreds of partners in over 120 nations.
Woolpert, Inc., ranked by ENR as a top national design firm, provides professional architectural, engineering, geospatial and related consulting services to clients in the public and private sectors. Founded in 1911, Woolpert's innovative design approach and commitment to the creative application of technology have grown the firm into a leader in the consulting industry.
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