Georgia, USA, 08 May 2007: Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announced that it has acquired the technology assets of Acquis, a provider of web-based data editing software for Oracle Spatial. Leica Geosystems will use this technology to provide enterprise functionality on the Oracle Spatial database. In addition, key personnel from Acquis will join Leica’s enterprise efforts.
“The geospatial market is continuing to rapidly evolve and the demand for geospatial information is increasing at a significant pace. People who are not geospatially oriented are now beginning to understand the value geospatial information brings to their everyday business needs,” said Bob Morris, President and CEO, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging.
Acquis brings a combination of mobile and web enterprise tools and services for a variety of user solutions including spatial database editing tools, Oracle Spatial data management expertise, solution design and implementation services.
“The merging of geospatial imagery with mainstream data management creates more relevant information throughout the enterprise,” noted David Sonnen, Senior Consultant for Spatial Information Management at IDC. “This acquisition positions Leica Geosystems to add new geospatial capabilities to a wide range of enterprise applications.” The acquisition of Acquis technology was made for an undisclosed amount.