Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping LLC announced the USDA Forest Service has signed a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for Leica Geosystems software. The Forest Service is standardizing on Leica Geosystems imaging processing and photogrammetry software, joining a growing roster of organizations that recognize Leica Geosystems as the premier provider of geospatial imaging solutions.

Through this agreement, the Forest Service will employ the full complement of Leica software products, including ERDAS IMAGINE, Leica Photogrammetry Suite, IMAGINE Virtual GIS, Image Analysis for ArcGIS, and Stereo Analyst for ArcGIS. The software will be utilized by Forest Service field units in nearly every forest management application, including forest planning, inventory, resource mapping, fire monitoring and management, and forest restoration.

Source: Leica Geosystems, Nov. 17, 2004