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Surdex Purchases 4th Leica ADS100 Digital Imaging Sensor

  • 30 Oct, 2014
  • Mark Zeman
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June 2014

Leica ADS100 Digital Imaging SensorSurdex Corporation has received delivery of its fourth Leica ADS100 digital imaging sensor. Two units were delivered in June 2013, which were the first Leica ADS100 systems to become operational in the U.S. All four systems have already been engaged on several important aerial mapping projects. A technical paper was presented by Surdex describing its experience with the ADS100 at HxGN LIVE 2014 in June 2014.

Surdex Corporation, headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, is one of the largest aerial mapping companies in North America. In addition to the Leica ADS100 digital imaging sensors, Surdex operates three Leica Z/I Imaging DMC-1 cameras, a Leica RCD30 oblique camera systems, and a Leica ALS70-HP LiDAR sensor. The company continues to adopt the latest Leica innovations as new products become available.


“The ADS100 has a larger swath and excellent geometry for producing high quality orthos, and the data is highly efficient to process.”


“We feel it is very important to remain competitive by continuously upgrading to higher performance instruments,” said Ron Hoffmann, Surdex’s President. “Our long-standing relationship with Leica is very rewarding. Along with the imaging sensors, we use Leica software such as XPro, FlightPro and MissionPro, which complement our custom-developed processing software.”

The ADS100 provides a full multispectral color swath width of 20,000 pixels for higher data acquisition efficiency. Compared to its predecessors in the Leica ADS sensor series, the ADS100 is able to acquire data at higher airspeeds and is more sensitive despite the smaller pixel size.

“The ADS100 has a larger swath and excellent geometry for producing high quality orthos, and the data is highly efficient to process,” said Craig Molander, Senior Vice President, Business Development Surdex. “We are able to more confidently realize schedule assurance due to the larger collection capacity of the ADS100, and the production flow is more streamlined, allowing us to better control costs.”

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