Leica names Conestoga-Rovers & Associates as new GPS/GIS dealer for Ontario

December 6, 2001 – Leica Geosystems has announced the appointment of Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA) as its new dealer for GPS/GIS products in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

CRA’s prime market focus will be the local government and utilities segments, including municipal-owned utilities. The company will sell and support the entire Leica GIS and Mapping product line, including the GS50 submeter GPS receiver, the GS5 and GS5+ receivers with ESRI ArcPad data collection software, as well as other Leica GPS/GIS data acquisition solutions.

Marc Boulanger, Leica GIS sales manager for Canada, said, “We are very pleased to announce CRA as our key dealer for Ontario. With their strong combination of GPS and GIS expertise in the municipal and utilities markets, and their eight regional offices across the province, we believe CRA will do an outstanding sales and support job in representing Leica in Canada’s most important economic region.”

CRA is a family of companies that provides multi-disciplinary engineering, environmental, construction and IT services and products. Since 1976, the company has grown to encompass a worldwide staff of over 1,300 employees in 50 offices in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom. CRA’s staff includes highly qualified professional engineers, hydrogeologists, geologists, environmental scientists, information specialists, industrial hygienists, GPS and GIS specialists and skilled technicians/technologists. CRA is ISO 9001 certified, and is an ESRI Canada business partner.

The Leica Geosystems GIS and Mapping Division, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a provider of integrated end-to-end solutions for the acquisition, processing and 3-D visualization of spatial data. The division encompasses the operations of ERDAS, Inc., and LH Systems, which were acquired by Leica in April 2001, along with Leica’s GPS/GIS and LIS business groups.

Leica Geosystems, with worldwide headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, develops, manufactures and markets systems for surveying, mapping and position determination. The company, with 2,750 employees, has a turnover of over 600 million Swiss francs (575 million Canadian dollars) and is listed on the Swiss Exchange. It is structured in six divisions: GIS and Mapping, Surveying and Engineering, Industrial Measurement, Special Products, Consumer Products and New Businesses.

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