MicroSurvey Software Inc. and Sokkia Corporation are pleased to announce a strategic alliance between the two firms focused on increasing market share in the forensic and construction markets.

MicroSurvey will provide Sokkia with a branded version of its flagship product, MicroSurvey CAD 2005, that includes additional features designed to benefit both customers. The new product, branded "Sokkia SitePlan - powered by MSCAD 2005," will be sold and promoted to forensic, law enforcement, and construction customers through its network of 380 dealers.

One key feature of Sokkia SitePlan is that it uses MicroSurvey CAD 2005 as a common platform for both construction and law enforcement versions.

MicroSurvey Software Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a family of specialized computer software for land surveyors, civil engineers, mapping technologists, engineering technicians, drafting technologists, police officers, and accident reconstruction specialists. Its head office is in Westbank, British Columbia, Canada.

Sokkia Company Limited is headquartered in Atsugi, Japan, and manufactures complete measurement solutions for surveying, mapping/GIS, industrial measurement, construction, and law enforcement applications. Products range from GPS Systems, and Total Stations, to construction lasers and field supplies and accessories. All products are conveniently available throughout the United States through a nationwide distribution network, and are backed by the company's comprehensive service and support systems.

Source: MicroSurvey, June 6, 2005