Norcross, Georgia , 4 May 2006 – Leica Geosystems has won an order from the Mexican government to supply 92 high-precision GPS surveying systems for a major, nationwide land registry initiative. The order for 92 Leica GX1220 GPS surveying instruments was placed by the Registro Agrario Nacional through Leica Geosystems’ dealer SYSTOP.
The equipment will be used for field data acquisition to establish a cadastral-based land registry of lands farmed throughout the country. It is part of a major initiative being undertaken by the Mexican government to document ownership of lands distributed since the Revolution of 1910. Just in the State of Chiapas, one of the most difficult regions of Mexico due to its topography and its location in the middle of the jungle, more than one million parcels of land will be surveyed and registered.