Leica Geosystems Announces New Series of GNSS/GIS

Mon October 12, 2009 - National Edition

Leica Geosystems has introduced a new series of GNSS/GIS products for the asset management market. The Leica Zeno GIS offers experienced professionals and newcomers a multi-functional GNSS/GIS solution with one-click automated workflow between the field and office.

The Leica Zeno 10 provides color graphic display in portrait format and a numeric keypad. Alternatively, users have the choice to purchase the larger Leica Zeno 15 with a full QWERTY keyboard and a display in landscape format. Both GNSS/GIS devices support:

• Fully rugged GNSS/GIS handheld working in demanding environments

• Dual-constellation (GPS/GLONASS) tracking

• Zeno Field software based on an OEM version of ESRI ArcPad 8 software enhanced with GNSS functionality

• An integrated digital camera linking photos to feature locations.

Dual-constellation tracking guarantees higher productivity with more satellites available — in particular in urban canyons and where tree canopy blocks the number of visible GPS satellites, according to the manufacturer.

The new Leica Zeno Field software is an OEM version of ESRI ArcPad 8 and provides — in addition — a full range of functions to easily control the integrated GNSS receiver and to manage the asset capture collection process such as GNSS raw data logging, easy handling of GNSS real-time configurations, feature accuracy management, and an automated workflow between the field and office.

EasyIn — Dataflow Between

the Field and Office

With Leica Zeno, Leica Geosystems introduces EasyIn, a dataflow between the field and office. EasyIn simultaneously checks in features and GNSS raw data, automatically post-processes GNSS observations and updates feature vertices to the most accurate location in one easy, automated step.

Together with Zeno Office users can manage feature quality over time and benefit from automated import and export functions to a wide range of different formats such as ArcGIS geodatabase, shapefile, dxf, dgn, and dwg. Zeno Office also is available as an extension to ArcGIS Desktop.

For more information, call 770/326-9557 or visit www.leica-geosystems.us.