North West acquires additional Leica Airborne Sensors

North West acquires additional Leica Airborne Sensors

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Canada, 18 April 2007: North West Geomatics announced that to meet increased capacity demands it has purchased the first worldwide Leica ADS40-II digital sensor with the unique SH52 sensor head and a Leica ALS50-II LiDAR sensor. To compliment these additional sensors, North West has also acquired an additional Cessna Conquest-II aircraft Both sensors are currently in use on North West’s 2007 imagery acquisition programs and LiDAR DEM for Alberta and NE British Columbia.

During the announcement, North West Vice President, John Welter stated “With the rapid growth of our business, this was an essential step to growing North West and meeting the needs of our valued customers. Leica’s latest push broom imagery technology is clearly superior to any other digital technology on the market and our ability to rapidly process this data with our specifically designed Pixelgrammetry workflow, allows for extremely fast ortho turnaround time. In addition, Leica’s latest LiDAR technology, has allowed us to completely revolutionize the financial model of the LiDAR acquisition business. Our recently announced western Canadian LiDAR program is evidence of this by delivering high quality LiDAR derived products at pricing once reserved for other lesser technologies.”

The addition of these new sensors is critical to North West’s planned 2007 programs in Canada and the United States. North West’s full compliment of sensors and aircraft are also used to support the operations of its business partners in the United States and to support the growing demand for more current imagery within its Valtus Imagery Services distribution system.

North West Geomatics Ltd. is one of the leading aerial photography and remote sensing firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. North West conducts aerial photography and LiDAR operations throughout North and South America. For more information visit www.nwgeo.com