New Leica XPro 5.1 – ADS workflow again doubles data processing speed

(Heerbrugg, 19 July 2011) -  Leica Geosystems, leading manufacturer of airborne sensors, announces major enhancements to its superior line sensor workflow Leica XPro. Users of Leica XPro 5.1 can now benefit from the conceptual changes within the workflow to double the processing speed and to deliver Info Clouds that include - additionally to Point Clouds - spectral  and time information.

Leica XPro 5.1 – Doubling the speed from ‘Raw to Product’
The innovative approach used in Leica XPro 5.1 allows performing the intermediate workflow steps of image QC and aerial triangulation directly on the raw Mass Memory MM80 data. The time consuming L0 image extraction step can now be skipped.
The new software version offers an one-click ‘from Raw to Product’ processing option for applications as disaster management, where the production and delivery speed of orthoimages play a crucial role.

Leica XPro DSM - New capabilities for processing Info Clouds
The DSM (Digital Surface Model) generation module of Leica XPro, released earlier this year, has in version 5.1 a new capability of processing Info Clouds. In contrast to Point Clouds, Info Clouds contain additionally spectral and time information. The dense 3D surface information is combined with the Leica ADS RGB or FCIR images. In Leica Xpro 5.1, the creation of Info Clouds is fully integrated into the processing workflow and lets users benefit by accessing clean data without editing. All information – x,y,z, spectral and time values – are perfectly combined in one data set.   
This wonderful symbiosis of image and height information has already attracted the attention in several application fields and has shifted the focus from using the traditional orthophoto maps to completely new and more informative n-dimensional data.

Leica XPro 5.1 is released and available as an upgrade free of charge for customers under software maintenance agreement.

About Leica Geosystems’ Airborne Solutions
With over 80 years of experience, Leica Geosystems is a global leader in the design, delivery and support of airborne digital and LiDAR sensors for the geospatial marketplace. Along with the well-known Leica RC30, Leica Geosystems’ airborne sensor portfolio today includes a wide range of innovative technologies and products such as the Leica RCD30 series of medium format digital frame cameras, the Leica ADS pushbroom sensors, the Leica ALS LiDAR series, and the Leica IPAS GNSS/IMU solutions.

Following the acquisition of Intergraph by Hexagon in 2010, Hexagon Geosystems’ newly formed Geospatial Solutions Division has brought together Leica Geosystems Airborne Sensors and Z/I Imaging. Committed to continued innovation on all major product lines, the combined airborne sensor portfolio includes the widest range of medium and large format imaging as well as LiDAR technologies and offers a choice of sensor for every application. A full suite of software from flight planning to post-processing provides end-to-end workflow for high accuracy orthophoto generation, feature extraction and map production. In addition, Hexagon Geosystems operates a global network of customer service and support centers to ensure highest productivity.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of experience 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.

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 the Hexagon Group, Sweden.


Alessandra Doëll
Director Marketing Communications
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg Switzerland 

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