An Introduction to Leica Geosystems
Article By: Francesca Burke
You’ve probably heard of Leica Camera, but have you heard of Leica Geosystems?
Swiss company Leica is best known for its high-quality cameras; the geosystems aspect of the brand dates back to 1819 when Swiss mechanical company Kern & Co formed. They produced geodetic and photogrammetric devices as well as cameras, binoculars, microscopes and film lenses. Kern & Co was bought by Wild Heerbrugg in the 1920s. Wild Heerbrugg’s founder, Heinrich Wild, was a Swiss engineer and inventor who developed the world’s first portable opto-mechanical theodolite (a precision measuring instrument) and in doing so formed the foundations of modern surveying. Over the next century, the company continued developing total stations, lasers, levels, aerial systems and more. The Wild Heerbrugg brand was merged with Leica in the 1990s.
You can read more about Leica’s company history on their website.
We use Leica because we believe they are the highest quality providers of surveying equipment on the market. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and Leica have literally centuries of experience! If you’re thinking of getting a survey and have any questions about the particular equipment we use, drop us a message.
One of Leica’s total stations, from leica-geosystems.com