Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping Powering Geospatial Imaging The Geospatial Imaging ChainSM
The Geospatial Imaging ChainSM is the definitive end-to-end workflow used by geospatial professionals. Every geospatial task falls under some or all the links of this Chain – Capture, Reference, Measure, Analyze and Present. Accurate geospatial information is essential. Governments and businesses rely on geospatial data for numerous important decisions. How is this crucial information obtained?
Data must first be captured. With sophisticated cameras, sensors, airborne LIDAR sensors, satellite imagery and post-processing software systems, raw geographic data can be obtained, recorded and archived as a permanent record of the earth’s surface. The data must then be related to a ground reference system. With image processing and analysis software, professionals can ensure that data accurately corresponds to the earth’s surface.
Next, specific geographic information can be pulled from the data source. Professionals can assess the data source and find the specific information needed. They can also create digital terrain models and classify LIDAR points. During analysis, professionals mainly look for relationships between images, ground features and hidden objects. Understanding these relationships lets them construct explanations and conclusions. Finally, decision makers need valid and accurate information. Whether a hardcopy map, a 3D fly-through or a complex geographic database, reliable information can be visualized, shared, stored and most importantly, presented digitally.
Does this process sound familiar? It is the Geospatial Imaging Chain.
Traditionally, governments and businesses have had to go to different sources to fulfill the different steps of the Chain, resulting in loss of time and money. That is no longer the case, as Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, LLC offers solutions that power the entire Chain. For more than 80 years, industry professionals have looked to Leica Geosystems for the best in geospatial solutions. The company’s long history and expertise enabled it not only to define the Geospatial Imaging Chain, but to power it with revolutionary solutions.
A pioneer in the geospatial imaging industry, Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping has developed the most comprehensive product line available today, with superior training, support services and industry-leading products.
Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping is one of six divisions that form the Leica Geosystems family. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping offers photogrammetry and remote sensing software, airborne sensors, aerial cameras and related products.