Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Announces Strategic Partnership with Acquis

Integration of Acquis tools to enhance capabilities on Oracle Spatial 10g platform

Norcross, GA — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has entered into a strategic partnership with Acquis to facilitate the processing and delivery of geospatial data within the Oracle® Spatial 10g environment.

Leica Geosystems will integrate the geospatial imaging capabilities of ERDAS IMAGINE® with the unique Acquis suite of tools for manipulating Oracle Spatial 10g data. The result will augment Leica Geosystems’ world class raster data handling with the vector handling capabilities of Acquis to facilitate topological editing of data within the Oracle 10g enterprise infrastructure.

“Our relationship with Acquis enables us to provide an offering unique to the marketplace, empowering enterprises with Oracle Database 10g to not only access geospatial information, but also to manipulate and save feature data,” said Bob Morris, President of Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “It is a natural synergy of the strengths of ERDAS IMAGINE and Acquis that will give ERDAS IMAGINE the ability to topologically edit in the Oracle environment.”

“The integration of Leica and Acquis technologies on the Oracle 10g enterprise architecture is a breakthrough for customers undertaking real time web-based geospatial data capture, dissemination, visualization and analysis,” said Liam McGeown, CEO of Acquis, Inc.  “Going forward, our combined technologies facilitate the integration of geospatial data types and workflows within a single scalable, secure and interoperable enterprise solution."

"The Leica Geosystems – Acquis partnership is expected to deliver important new capabilities to enterprise customers using Oracle Spatial 10g in defense, intelligence and homeland security," said retired Brigadier General Jack Pellicci, currently Group VP, Business Development for Oracle North America Public Sector. "Working together, they can provide developers, analysts and decision makers with higher quality, more up-to-date products and information that reflect real-time operational activities.”

“This announcement is an important milestone in the evolution of geospatial technology. These companies have joined forces to offer complete, enterprise-grade geospatial capabilities within an enterprise IT platform, Oracle 10g,” said David Sonnen, IDC’s consultant for Spatial Information Management.  "This is an initial example of the way that new, large-scale geospatial systems will look and operate.” 

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Division
When building image-based maps, you need reliable measurements and solutions for your entire workflow. So when it has to be right, more geospatial professionals trust Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, LLC to help them collect, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is powering geospatial imaging by putting precise imaging to work. Its broad array of airborne sensors, photogrammetry and remote sensing software solutions capture data efficiently, reference imagery accurately, measure and analyze easily and present spatial information, even in 3D. Those who use Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging products every day trust them for their precision, their seamless integration, and their superior customer support. Delivering geospatial imaging solutions with precision, integration, and service from Leica Geosystems. When it has to be right.

For more information about Leica Geosystems or its products and services, call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit gi.leica-geosystems.com.

About Leica Geosystems
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information even in 3D. Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 2,400 employees in 23 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is a publicly listed company, registered with the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX).

Further information at: www.leica-geosystems.com

About Acquis
Acquis, a world leader in Enterprise Location software provides a unique technology that enhances applications with real-time, web based capture, analysis and dissemination of geospatial information within an integrated Oracle 10g architecture. 

The Acquis ADE product suite allows defense, government and corporate organizations to build Enterprise Systems which offer secure, web-based, data centric solutions for Oracle Spatial 10g with the power of new real-time geospatial update and data management capability.  ADE addresses the need for real-time, interactive location information that can be combined with other data types in a consolidated environment to collect, manage, analyze and update geospatial data to support speed of command and increase mission effectiveness. The natural cohesiveness of Oracle and Acquis technologies give organizations improved operational information and shared situational awareness, enabling collaboration and synchronization to improve decision-making through accurate real-time location information analysis. Acquis software works in combination with the Oracle Fusion Middleware to provide the foundation for deploying leading enterprise location applications and services.  Acquis is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

For more information, visit www.acquisinc.com.