Hexagon acquires SigmaSpace Corporation, a leading 3D mapping
NACKA STRAND, Sweden - (BUSINESS WIRE)--February 18, 2016 -Regulatory News:
Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial industry and enterprise applications, today announced the acquisition of SigmaSpace Corporation, a provider of next-generation technologies used to rapidly deliver high-quality 3D maps of the Earth.
Today, accurate and geo-referenced 3D visualisations have become an absolute necessity in real-world situations due to the insight they can provide - from urban planning and emergency services response to aviation safety and disaster. SigmaSpace has-been enabling private and government clients, including NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense, respond to the growing need for this kind of data.
Headquartered near Washington, D.C. with approximately 110 employees, SigmaSpace offers a unique LiDAR technology - Single Photon LiDAR (SPL) - which enables 3D data collection at much higher speeds and resolution than conventional systems. This technology operates in night and day conditions and is able to penetrate semi-porous targets such as vegetation, tree canopies, ground fog, and clouds. Together with its speed of coverage, these features make it a top choice for a wide range of industry applications and a prime candidate for the U.S. Geological Survey's 3D Elevation Program (3DEP ( http://nationalmap.gov/3DEP/...))