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Leica Geosystems Introduces Innovative, One-Stop "˜Field to Finish' Solution for High Accuracy Mobile GIS at ESRI User Conference

July 3, 2007

(Norcross, Ga.) – The more than 13,000 industry professionals attending the 27th Annual ESRI International User Conference, in San Diego, California, June 18-22, 2007, had the opportunity to evaluate and test Leica Geosystems’ extensive line of products and integrated solutions designed specifically for the geospatial industry. Products that generated special interest from this diverse audience included Leica Geosystems’ System 1200 real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS receivers and robotic total stations, High Definition Surveying (HDS) scanning systems and, most notably, the multi-sensor, mobile GIS solution, MobileMatriX.

Issac Standard, technical support engineer for Leica Geosystems, says, “The demand for efficient, high-accuracy, mobile GIS data collection held the spotlight for much of the ESRI conference, thus putting tremendous focus on the Leica MobileMatriXTM. With this solution, Leica Geosystems has bridged the gap between the surveyor's data collector and the GIS professional's geodatabase. This software is extremely innovative as a one-stop ‘field to finish’ solution for high-accuracy mobile GIS.”

Put simply, for the non-surveyor, as a ‘field to finish’ solution, MobileMatrix allows the surveyor to code descriptions of data as they are collected in the field, export the data to an ASCII file to be read by the software application, which then automates the drawing process.

MobileMatriX is multi-sensor mobile GIS software designed to operate on Tablet PCs as an extension to ESRI's ArcGIS desktop platform. It is uniquely equipped with integrated survey processing functionality in the ArcGIS environment with real-time links to a variety of surveying instruments, such as GPS sensors, total stations and digital levels.

Concurrently, Leica Geosystems sponsored the 5th Annual ESRI Survey & Engineering Summit, a special conference that ran parallel to the ESRI International User Conference, focused specifically on surveyors and related industries. The Leica Geosystems staff played a key role in the conference plenary sessions illustrating the integration of survey stakeout with mobile GIS that included live demonstrations of MobileMatriX in action with other GIS and survey tools.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right

With close to 200 years of 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 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 2,400 employees in 22 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.