Leica Geosystems Receives Large Order for GPS Surveying Systems in Canada

Leica Geosystems today announced that the Canadian seismic services company Wolf Survey and Mapping (a division of Destiny Resources Services Partnership) has taken delivery of an order for 65 Leica GPS 1230 surveying systems.  

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Wolf Survey and Mapping is a major supplier of seismic front-end services to energy exploration and production companies in Canada.  The company will use the GPS systems for a wide range of applications in support of seismic exploration and surveying applications, such as survey and mapping services, seismic line clearing, and shothole drilling.

“One reason for choosing Leica was superb performance of GPS 1230 under difficult field conditions, such as under heavy tree canopies that can attenuate the GPS signal,” said Joe Pilieci, General Manager of Wolf Survey and Mapping.  “Destiny has devoted considerable effort to developing our trademarked UnderCanopy GPS™ techniques for optimizing GPS survey operations in heavily forested areas.”

The GX1230 receivers are designed with Leica’s new SmartTrack GPS measurement engine, and incorporate fast self-checking RTK algorithms and a comprehensive self-explanatory graphical user interface.  The rugged GPS instruments, with magnesium alloy construction, are built to the toughest MIL specifications to withstand extreme field conditions.  The SmartTrack technology acquires all visible satellites within seconds, tracks to low elevations and measures under trees and in areas of interference where other receivers often fail.  Leica’s SmartCheck technology for RTK ensures reliable centimeter-accuracy solutions at distances of 30 km or more.

“This large-volume order serves as an important validation for the new System 1200 technology for the most demanding field jobs,” said Bob Williams, President, Leica Geosystems Inc.  “Special thanks go to our business partner in Alberta, Spatial Technologies, who managed all aspects of winning the order, configuring and delivering the products, providing technical support and training.”

Leica Geosystems, with worldwide headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets systems for surveying, mapping and position determination.  The company has a turnover of almost 700 million Swiss francs and is listed on the Swiss Exchange.  Leica currently has 2,370 employees, with 600 located in the United States.  It is structured in six divisions:  Surveying and Engineering, GIS and Mapping, Metrology, Special Products, Consumer Products and New Businesses.  Along with the Swiss facilities, the company also has development and production subsidiaries in America and Asia.  Leica Geosystems has 20 wholly-owned sales subsidiaries worldwide and representation in more than 120 countries.

For sales inquiries, contact Leica Geosystems online at www.leica-geosystems.com or your local Leica dealer.