Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging Expands Channel with Data Design

Norcross, Georgia, USA — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging today announced that Data Design is now an authorized distributor of Leica Geosystems’ solutions to customers in southern Africa.

Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, Data Design specializes in reselling a broad range of geospatial solutions, instruments and services, including those of IKONOS®, OrbView, RadarSat and Aster. Effective January 1, 2008, Data Design now also handles Leica Geosystems’ entire product portfolio.

“Data Design has a thorough understanding of southern Africa’s geospatial information needs,” said Kaushik Chakraborty, Vice President, Africa, Middle East and India, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “By partnering with Data Design, Leica Geosystems is empowered to more efficiently deliver its entire product portfolio, including the technologies and products recently acquired from Acquis, ER Mapper and IONIC, and those combining technologies implementing Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).”

“We are excited to be an authorized distributor for Leica Geosystems,” said Lizzell Boshoff, International Business Manager, Data Design. “Enhancing our existing expertise, this partnership increases our geospatial technology offerings, equipping Data Design to completely meet customer needs in southern Africa.”

Data Design will provide local sales and support, including technical support, individual training, software customization and project consulting for Leica Geosystems’ customers in southern Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar. 

For more information about Data Design or its products and services, please visit http://www.datadesign.co.za/.

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging
To be successful in our changing marketplace, you need reliable, enterprise-enabled geospatial information. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging transforms your raw data to useable information, integrating a broad range of geospatial technology throughout your enterprise, via web-based, mobile and desktop clients. Delivering the most comprehensive solutions in image exploitation, processing, visualization and data management, Leica Geosystems provides robust image compression techniques and the most efficient delivery of imagery over the Internet or within an organization. With Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) interoperability, Leica Geosystems develops solutions with the most advanced service-oriented platform available.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products trust them for their precision, seamless integration, interoperability and superior customer support.  Geospatial solutions from Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right.

A part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden, Leica Geosystems recently acquired ER Mapper and IONIC.  For more information about Leica Geosystems or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit www.gi.leica-geosystems.com.