Surdex Expands Aerial Mapping Capabilities With Third Leica ADS100 Digital Imaging Sensor

Three Leica ADS100 digital imaging sensors are in use by Surdex Corporation on several important projects.

 

NORCROSS, GA, March 25, 2014 Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that Surdex Corporation has received delivery of its third Leica ADS100 digital imaging sensor. Two units were delivered in June 2013, which were the first Leica ADS100 systems to become operational in the U.S. All three systems have already been engaged on several important aerial mapping projects. A technical paper will be presented by Surdex describing its experience with the ADS100 at HxGN LIVE 2014 in June.

Surdex Corporation, headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, is one of the largest aerial mapping companies in North America. In addition to the Leica ADS100 digital imaging sensors, Surdex operates three Z/I Imaging DMC-1 cameras, multiple Leica RCD30 Oblique camera systems, and a Leica ALS70-HP LiDAR sensor. The company continues to adopt the latest Leica innovations as new products become available.

“We feel it is very important to remain competitive by continuously upgrading to higher performance instruments,” said Ron Hoffmann, Surdex President. “Our long-standing relationship with Leica is very rewarding. Along with the imaging sensors, we use Leica software such as XPro, FlightPro and MissionPro, which complement our custom-developed processing software.”

The Leica ADS100 provides a full multispectral color swath width of 20,000 pixels for higher data acquisition efficiency. Compared to its predecessors in the Leica ADS sensor series, the ADS100 is able to acquire data at higher airspeeds and is more sensitive despite the smaller pixel size.

“The ADS100 has a larger swath and excellent geometry for producing high quality orthos and the data is highly efficient to process,” said Craig Molander, Senior Vice President, Business Development Surdex. “We are able to more confidently realize schedule assurance due to the larger collection capacity of the ADS100, and the production flow is more streamlined, allowing us to better control costs.”

Image: Surdex RGB imagery captured with the Leica ADS100.

 

Surdex Corporation

Surdex Corporation is based in the St. Louis, Missouri, area and is entering its 60th consecutive year of successful operation in the aerial mapping and geospatial services profession. With a fleet of nine aircraft and nine digital aerial sensors and LiDAR instrumentation, the company has become one of the 10 largest such companies in North America. Surdex serves federal, state, and local government clientele as well as private engineering, utilities, and defense mapping. Surdex is dedicated to helping clients achieve their objectives by identifying the best mapping solutions available to them.

 

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Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.



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