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Esri Ireland & Leica Geosystems put high accuracy into the hands of all field workers

4 May 2016

Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, and Esri Ireland, leading provider of geographic information systems (GIS), announced today a strategic partnership to offer easier access to critical information for better informed decision making.

"Location-based analytics depend upon accurate and reliable data, and more of our customers are demanding better location information to support their enterprise decision support processes," said Paul Synnott, country manager at Esri Ireland. "The partnership with Leica Geosystems, and in particular their ZenoCollector, enables us to respond effectively to these demands. It further enhances the value of our customers investment in ArcGIS by addressing data quality at the source."

More than GPS

Many enterprises have particular field data collection challenges that smartphones can't ideally meet. The ZenoCollector contains a professional-grade Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver. This provides significantly higher position accuracies than GPS receivers on smart phones and other handheld GIS devices on the market. Combining Collector for ArcGIS with Leica Geosystems' industry-standard surveying units creates a more rugged and accurate solution for the more refined needs of organisations.

"Increasingly, GIS users require more than a consumer smartphone or tablet can offer, such as ergonomic benefits that come with a professional survey data capture device, accuracy, integrated workflows and flexibility," said John Kerrigan, Ireland country manager, Leica Geosystems. "Working closely with Esri, we can now deliver high-grade mobile solutions for users across a wide array of applications."

Access for all

Esri's ArcGIS Online platform connects ZenoCollector to the cloud, automatically synching field changes to enterprise information and giving everyone access to the latest data gathered in the field. Collector for ArcGIS also supports offline data collection. Any updates are synchronized with the map once the user is reconnected.  With this, Leica Geosystems can better facilitate and support the users' desire to collect GIS data with surveying instruments while having a direct interface between the field and the customer's enterprise spatial database.

"Together we are making it easier and more cost effective for field workers to capture, manage and use GIS services to improve productivity and better manage assets," said Synnott. "We have the opportunity to transform the way in which assets are managed and maintained to the benefit of the users and their customers."

This joint collaboration between Leica Geosystems and Esri Ireland represents a commitment to simplify the jobs for surveyors, GIS professionals  and general location specialists to capture, manage, and share their data, without sacrificing precision or interoperability, regardless of whether they are in the office or the field.

"We are very pleased to announce this strategic partnership, as it strengthens the ability of Leica Geosystems and Esri users in Ireland to enhance their productivity with a direct field-to-office workflow," said Kerrigan.

Visit esri.com/zenocollector to learn more about the ZenoCollector solution.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as surveying and engineering, safety and security, building and construction, and power and plant, trust Leica Geosystems to capture, analyse and present smart geospatial data. With the highest-quality instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.
Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

About Esri Ireland

Our business is built on the belief that knowing where things happen matters. We are a software and services organisation specialising in the application of geographic information systems or "GIS".  GIS is based on the simple principle of attaching a location to every piece of data. We help customers record where things happen and analyse why, to give business insight on which they can make better decisions.

Since 2002 we have partnered with both the public and private sector to help them understand the impact of geography on their business. We employ 45 people locally in Dublin and Belfast and are part of the Esri Global Network.

For further information, please contact:

Leica Geosystems Ltd
Natalie Binder

Hexagon House, Michigan Drive Tongwell, MK15 8HT, Milton Keynes

Phone: +44 1908 513406, Fax: +44 1908 513401

E-Mail: natalie.binder@ leica-geosystems.com

Website: http://www.leica-geosystems.com

Esri Ireland

Joanne McLaughlin

Block B, Ashtown Gate, Navan Road, Dublin 15

Phone: +353 (0)1 8693900

Mobile: +353 (0)86 8599104

Email: jmclaughlin@esri-ireland.ie

Website: www.esri-ireland.ie



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John Kerrigan (Leica Geosystems), Paul Synnott (Esri Ireland), Dermot O'Kane (Esri Ireland),Mike Cooper (Leica Geosystems), Alexander Macdonald (Leica Geosystems)