Leica Geosystems acquires Terramatics, expands headquarters

Leica Geosystems announced last week it has expanded its North American headquarters in metropolitan Atlanta and acquired inertial positioning company Terramatics, which will become part of its geospatial and imaging division.

Each of Leica Geosystems’ divisions will be represented at its 100,000-square-foot facility in Norcross, Ga. The company says the move will allow it to further leverage the resources of its operational units and drive its effectiveness in the market. The Atlanta location has a state-of-the-art demonstration room in which the company can showcase all its technologies and divisions under one roof.

Leica has also purchased intellectual property relating to inertial positioning technology from Terramatics Systems. Terramatics develops customized GPS inertial navigation systems that cover specialized terrestrial, marine and airborne applications. Leica says the technology is immediately applicable to many of its sensor systems used in airborne geospatial data acquisition.

The company also announced a new name for Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping. The division will be known as Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. The company says the new name better reflects its position as an expert in the geospatial information marketplace.