Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hexagon Aquires Intergraph

Hexagon, the parent company of Leica Geosystems (the parent company of ERDAS) announced today it acquired Intergraph yesterday, July 6, 2010. With this acquisition, Hexagon owns the two most respected areal imaging / LIDAR sensor companies. This capability along with the high precision GPS, CAD, GIS and Remote Sensing software capabilities, and different market access should make for interesting synergies among Hexagon's geospatial companies over the next few years.

Hexagon Announcement

Intergraph Announcement

With this acquisition, has Ola Rollen, CEO of Hexagon positioned Hexagon as the largest geospatial organization on the planet? Looking at the Intergraph, Leica Geosystems, NovAtel and ERDAS numbers, the case can surely be proposed.

Ola has told his ERDAS and Leica Geosystems people Hexagon is dedicated to the software business. This move puts real teeth behind his comments and right in the middle of the geospatial industry.

Ola Rollen's Press Conference

Hexagon will move Intergraph's sensor unit over to Leica Geosystems and ERDAS, Inc. over to Intergraph. This will consolidate geospatial hardware under Leica Geosystems and geospatial software under Intergraph.

Stay Tuned!

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