Leica Geosystems AG has chosen MTSI (Delta Drone Group) to be a part of its development in France with respect to the implementation of its iCON Alpine solutions for “3D snow-depth measurement and snow management.”
MTSI has been granted the assignment of updating the 3D Digital Terrain Models created using LiDAR data and photogrammetric mapping by drones. This data will then be integrated into the Leica Icon Alpine system onboard slope groomers, thus allowing for optimal snow management of ski slopes. MTSI will also be responsible for the sale, installation and maintenance of the systems onboard slope groomers.
According to the experts at Leica Icon Alpine, “Snow, particularly artificial snow, is a precious raw material. Whether snow is real or artificial, preserving it and making optimal use of it until the end of the season is a challenge that allows us to improve the quality of snow throughout the season and save a substantial amount of money. Therefore, more and more ski resorts rely on modern GNSS technology to manage their slopes effectively.”
Part of the Delta Drone Group, MTSI is located in Toulouse – Ramonville Saint-Agne and in Annecy, near the peaks of the Alps and the Pyrenees. Over the last several years, MTSI has developed recognized expertise in the combined use of LIDAR data and images obtained by drones in order to provide expert topographic and mapping solutions.
Concerning this agreement, Xavier Perrot, MTSI’s General Manager, states that, “the signature of this contract is a major opportunity for MTSI to grow, benefiting from a close relationship with a world- renowned partner that is known for the excellence of its solutions and products. In order to complete our assignments successfully, we will use combined means of data acquisition – mobile land and airborne LiDAR units and drones – so that we can provide effective and satisfactory services for our clients. Our two locations in France allow us to work in both large French mountain ranges – the Alps and the Pyrenees – simultaneously.”
Due to the number of ski resorts in France and the number of snow groomers in use, the potential market is estimated at several million euros.
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About Delta Drone:
The Delta Drone Group is a renowned player in the field of civilian drones for professional use. It offers a complete service, from data acquisition to data processing through a specifically developed information system, including a supply of professional pilots. These pilots are trained and certified by EFD, a subsidiary of the Group, and local partners.
Delta Drone is listed on the Alternext market of Euronext Paris. ISIN code: FR0011522168.