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ESTEIO deploys Leica Geosystems

Norcross, Georgia, USA, 11 May 2006 – Leica Geosystems announced a major sale of its airborne photogrammetry and Remote Sensing technology in South America. ESTEIO Engenharia e Aerolevantamentos S.A., a leading mapping and engineering company in Brazil, has placed an order for a Leica ADS40 Airborne Digital Sensor and ALS50-II Airborne LiDAR Sensor. The sale was made through Comercial e Importadora Wild Ltda., Leica Geosystems’ licensed dealer in Brazil.

“This is an important ‘first’ for the Brazilian mapping community,” said Marco Antonio Carvalho, director of Wild Comercial. “The ADS40 is the first commercial, large-format, digital sensor to be deployed in Brazil, and will have a major impact on digital map production. The ALS50-II is the first state-of-the-art 150kHz LIDAR sensor delivered to the Brazilian market, and has the capacity to produce digital surface models of a density and accuracy never before available.”

Valther Xavier Aguiar, technical director of ESTEIO, said, “Companies like ESTEIO need to be updated with the newest technology, and the acquisition of the Leica ADS40 and ADL50-II sensors will place us in a position of clear market leadership in the Brazilian cartography sector, offering our customers the highest levels of quality and productivity.”

The ADS40 Airborne Digital Sensor is the first of its kind, delivering digital 16-bit data with the swath width and coverage area of a traditional film camera with five-centimeter spatial resolution. The system incorporates three sensors in one for black-and-white, color and false color imagery.