Woolpert Obtains Advanced ADS40 Airborne Digital Sensor from Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping

DAYTON, Ohio/ATLANTA, Ga. (January 5, 2005) Woolpert Inc. and Leica Geosystems are pleased to announce 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.

“The addition of this camera demonstrates Woolpert’s continuing commitment to leading-edge technology for geospatial information,” remarked Layton Hobbs, Group Manager for Woolpert’s Dayton, Ohio, mapping operations. “The ADS40 will allow us to be more efficient in our aerial data collection and processing as well as deliver a more robust end product. The system’s multi-spectral capability and expanded radiometry make it a true remote sensing tool.”

Richard McKay, Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping Vice President of Sales, stated that, “We are pleased that Woolpert added another Leica Geosystems sensor to its fleet to enhance its geospatial imaging options for its clients.” 

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. For more information about Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping or its products and services, call 404.248.9000 (toll free 877.463.7327) or visit www.gis.leica-geosystems.com.

Woolpert Inc., ranked by ENR as a top national design firm, is a professional engineering and architecture consulting firm providing expertise in facility design and management, GIS, photogrammetry, planning and design, site/civil design, surveying/GPS, transportation and water management.

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