Gatewing bought by Trimble

Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 19:27:00

Hot on the heels of Geo12, Trimble announced yesterday that it had acquired Gatewing (an industry comment here).

An interesting move that really ups-the-ante and brings small drones in to the arena of major mapping. Clearly Trimble not only wants a piece of this pie, but to actively develop it in to markets where it already provides terrestrial solutions that this can add to. And I bet Gatewing founders are sitting on a nice big healthy pile of cash which is nice for 4 years work (well, and some, because they were working on it before then). A good success story and also showing how much potential low altitude aerial photography (LAAP) and photogrammetry are showing at the moment.

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