The High-Definition Surveying Division of Leica Geosystems AG is the world's leading vendor of 3D laser scanning solutions for as-built, detail, engineering, topographic, and architectural surveys. The division's advanced High-Definition Surveying™ (HDS™) laser scanners, point cloud software and turn-key systems are optimized for accuracy, versatility, ease-of-use and a sound return-on-investment. In addition to these products, the division also provides the industry's most comprehensive customer support and referrals to the industry's largest and most experienced network of service providers.
The division’s mission is to develop, manufacture and market advanced High-Definition Surveying hardware and software solutions for measuring and modeling sites and structures with high accuracy, detail, speed and safety.
The division is led by an experienced Management Team that guides the sustained achievement of the company’s vision.
History & Background
The company was founded in 1993 in California’s San Francisco Bay area as Cyra Technologies, Inc. The company’s first commercial products were shipped in 1998. In February 2001, Leica Geosystems AG (Switzerland) acquired Cyra and the business has operated as a wholly owned subsidiary and standalone division of Leica Geosystems since.
Founded Based on Understanding of Market Need
The company’s original roots derive from its founder’s experience in the engineering and construction industry, where the problem of obtaining truly accurate “as-built” geometry has been a long-standing challenge. The company’s product ideas reflected a fresh, bold vision for developing solutions to deliver an “order of magnitude” improvement for addressing this challenge.
Recognition and Success
To date, the division's products have won 13 awards for technology innovation. Commercially, the business has grown from a San Francisco Bay Area start-up to a healthy, high-growth division of Leica Geosystems – a world-class supplier of advanced surveying, mapping, and spatial positioning systems. With more than $25 million/yr annual revenues and 149% revenue growth from FY04 to FY05, the High-Definition Surveying Division of Leica Geosystems continues to lead the way in laser scanning with its next generation solutions.