Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping Introduces IMAGINE Virtual Delivery

Add-On Tool Delivers the Capabilities of IMAGINE VirtualGIS via the Web

Atlanta – Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, LLC today announced the availability of IMAGINE Virtual Delivery. This new add-on product extends the capabilities of IMAGINE VirtualGIS across the Web, expanding the reach of the desktop 3D scene generation and viewing tool by converting IMAGINE VirtualGIS scenes and accompanying data into a Web-optimized format.

This latest addition to IMAGINE VirtualGIS is a natural extension to the easy-to-learn, easy-to-use and comprehensive application for processing accurate GIS imagery. IMAGINE Virtual Delivery brings the powerful 3D visualization and analysis capabilities to users worldwide without the need to purchase expensive desktop software. Browser-based clients can view published 3D scenes in a fully customizable browser interface, without acquiring additional software.

IMAGINE Virtual Delivery is available in three tiers – Personal, Departmental, and Enterprise – designed to meet the needs of any organization. Capabilities unique to IMAGINE Virtual Delivery include:

• Real-time, interactive Web browsing of geographical relationships and large-scale 3D visualization.

• GIS layer support to enable the creation of scenes using Digital Elevation Models, draped rasters and vectors, annotation layers and other elements.

• Tools which facilitate the exploration and analysis of geospatial data such as navigation with mouse or keyboard, overview map detailing camera position and orientation, distance measurements along 3D surface, custom animations, and automatically predefined “fly to” points.

“IMAGINE Virtual Delivery allows our customers to share information about the real world,” said Ian Anderson, Geographic Imaging senior Product Manager for Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping. “By extending the comprehensive tools of IMAGINE VirtualGIS, we are facilitating the exchange of data in a way that is convenient, cost effective and functional for users at any size organization.”

About Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping
Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping Division helps professionals collect, analyze and present spatial information, enabling customers to put precise imaging to work by powering the entire workflow of geospatial imaging. Its broad array of airborne sensors, photogrammetric and remote sensing software solutions capture data efficiently, reference imagery accurately, measure and analyze easily and present spatial information in 3D. Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leica Geosystems AG.  For more information about Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping or its products and services, call +1 404 248 9000, toll free +1 877 463 7327, or visit gis.leica-geosystems.com.

About Leica Geosystems
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the planet, professionals all over the world trust Leica Geosystems to ease the handling of spatial data. Leica Geosystems develops, manufactures and markets solutions that capture, analyze, model, and visualize spatial information in all dimensions. Based in Switzerland, Leica Geosystems delivers its advanced product technology and service capabilities through five divisions: Surveying & Engineering, GIS & Mapping, Metrology, Consumer Products, and High Definition Surveying. The global company supports tens of thousands of customers all over the world with an employee base greater than 2,400 people in 23 countries and through hundreds of partners in more than 120 nations. Leica Geosystems is a publicly listed company, registered with the Swiss Stock Exchange (LGSN-SWX). For more information see: www.leica-geosystems.com