Swiss Precision for UK Mapping - 10/02/2012

After an 18-month tendering process, Leica Geosystems has been awarded the contract to supply over 200 survey-grade Leica Viva GS15 GNSS receivers to Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Agency for the UK. The contract also includes the supply of over 200 Leica DISTO D8 handheld distance meters, plus options for multiple reflectorless Total Stations.


The Leica Viva GS15 receivers will replace the 250 Leica System 500 GPS receivers supplied to Ordnance Survey's field surveyors in 2002.


The Leica Viva GS15 receiver selected offers flexible communication options, centimetre-level accuracy and its built-in readiness for the future rise of the Galileo satellite constellation. However, it was not only the hardware which was sought for the complete re-equipping of the National Mapping Agency's field data collection capability. The technical support of their surveyors in the field will pass from Ordnance Survey's internal helpdesk to a technical support facility at Leica Geosystems' Milton Keynes headquarters.


This award follows previous successful tenders. In 2007, Leica Geosystems supplied over 100 Leica GRX1200 GNSS receivers that provide the raw data to Ordnance Survey's OS Net, to Leica SmartNet and to the other Network RTK services in Great Britain.



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