TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire -06/08/12)- Altus Group Limited ("Altus Group") (AIF.TO) is pleased to announce that its Geomatics team has been nominated for two David Thompson National Geomatics Awards for LSD (Legal SubDivision) Nav - an iPhone and iPad application designed to help users better navigate any position, lease or landsite in Western Canada's oil and gas region.
Utilizing Google Maps for photos and directions, LSDNav - a Global Positioning ("GPS") tool - updates LSDs in real time, even when outside of mobile coverage. Latitude and longitude coordinates from the built-in GPS are automatically converted - then displayed - as the legal subdivision, quarter, section, township, range and meridian. The convenience of instantaneous LSD conversion also promotes road safety, obviating the need to key-in information while driving. Should the user need to enter a destination waypoint, spatial virtual keyboards are activated - an advantage for users unfamiliar with the Dominion Land Survey numbering system.
Altus' LSDNav app - offered in Lite, Standard and Pro editions on iTunes - is nominated in the "Innovation in Geomatics" and "Contribution to Society" categories of The David Thompson National Geomatics Awards - established in 2006 and presented in conjunction with Professional Surveyors Canada to honour the innovation, dedication and creativity of commissioned surveyors across the country.
"We're proud to be nominated for an award considered a symbol of excellence in our field," said Daniel Lachance, President, Altus Geomatics. "Our team recognized a need for further innovation to facilitate the often complex survey process - and responded to it with a robust, value-added solution. Since its initial launch in 2010, LSDNav is making a positive difference for thousands of users, helping them perform daily work safely and efficiently, while giving them a unique competitive advantage."
Award winners will be announced during a gala ceremony at the upcoming National Surveyors Conference in Regina on June 8, 2012.
About Altus Geomatics
From extensive mapping services to site surveys, Altus Geomatics is the market leader in advanced, customized solutions for a wide variety of consulting projects. Utilizing innovative and proprietary technology that not only makes research-gathering more efficient and less costly, but also ensures accurate, effective geographical data, our experts facilitate complex decision-making for businesses, communities, governments and industries. Our complementary and diversified range of service offerings includes Mapping, Construction Surveys, Legal/Municipal Land Surveys, Land Development, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), 3D Laser Scanning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Environmental & Forestry. Altus Geomatics is strategically positioned in all four western provinces, as well as New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, to deliver the service and expertise that guarantees results, and mitigates risk, across all project phases, regardless of sector, scope or region.
About Altus Group Limited
Altus leads the global real estate industry in offering professional real estate advisory services, data solutions and intelligence about an organization's assets, generating a wealth of knowledge and insight. With a staff of over 1,700, Altus has a network of over 60 offices in 14 countries worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and the United States. We operate five interrelated Business Units, bringing years of experience and a broad range of expertise together into one comprehensive platform: Research, Valuation and Advisory; Cost Consulting and Project Management; Realty Tax Consulting, Geomatics and ARGUS Software. Altus' clients include banks, financial institutions, governments, pension funds, asset and fund managers, developers and landlords and companies engaged in the oil and gas industry.
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