GeoM Launch Marks Laser Scanning Company Evolution

South African based geospatial services company Geomatica has re-launched as GeoM following a major evolution in its business. The company, which specialises both in airborne and terrestrial laser scanning projects, has made a significant investment in new laser scanning hardware, recruited experienced professionals and undertaken a complete marketing makeover. GeoM is responding to market demands in southern Africa for an end to end service provider with experience in all aspects of data capture, processing and delivery.

“The domestic and international markets are changing rapidly and we could no longer remain complacent with our current service offering portfolio,” commented newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Dean Polley. “By investing in new equipment, new people, a new office, new name and a new look we can offer a complete ‘earth to sky’ laser measurement capability including some soon to be announced leading edge innovations.”

GeoM is the leading South African service provider of airborne laser mapping solutions; specialising in vegetation management services, power line and tower infrastructure maintenance and management to the electrical transmission industry. GeoM also offers a range of mapping and surveying services to the mining industry including stock-pile volume surveys, open cast mine mapping and safety monitoring.

GeoM can acquire LiDAR, Orthophotos, Oblique images, UV, IR, HD video imagery and hyperspectral data from a range of platforms including standard survey aircraft, helicopters and gyrocopters as well as terrestrial and mobile solutions. GeoM has completed projects across the African region including road surveys in Botswana, quarry mapping in South Africa and a deep sea port project in Cameroon.

The company has undergone a marketing makeover launching a new corporate identity including logo and website and will shortly move into purpose built office accommodation within the prestigious Oxford Office Park development in Highveld Techno Park, Centurion.

“These are exciting times both for GeoM and the laser mapping market in this region,” added Polley. “GeoM is now ideally placed to move forward with addressing demanding market expectations.”

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