Woolpert Inc. and Leica Geosystems announced Woolpert's recent purchase of an ADS40 Airborne Digital Sensor from Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, LLC.

This new large-format, aerial digital camera will help Woolpert provide its clients with extremely high-quality and high-resolution digital images. The ADS40 possesses broad digital imaging capabilities (including color, near infrared and large-scale panchromatic) that will enable Woolpert to achieve higher accuracy in large-scale mapping applications, extract more detailed information from imagery and digitally match the best resolutions possible with film.

Woolpert is the first full-service architecture/engineering/information technology firm in the country to own this type of aerial digital sensor. The new technology will broaden the firm's market and expand the capabilities it can offer to clients. Woolpert thoroughly tested various systems and selected the ADS40 for its efficiencies and strong radiometry and scalability.

Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping is an expert in geospatial imaging. Its hardware and software products power the Geospatial Imaging Chain-the definitive industry workflow of capturing, referencing, mapping, analyzing and presenting geospatial information.

Source: Woolpert, Jan. 18, 2005