Promap has been acquired by Getmapping Plc, a leading provider of aerial photography, LiDAR, digital mapping and web based services across Europe and Africa. Getmapping has offices in Hartley Wintney, UK, Cape Town and Centurion in South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.
The acquisition complements Getmapping’s existing wholly owned African subsidiary, Geosense, by increasing the aerial LiDAR survey capacity within the group. The acquisition of Promap also adds a fixed-wing survey aircraft plus large format LiDAR and an established ground survey team to the group’s capabilities.
All fixed wing operations and the ground survey team will continue to work out of Pretoria as Promap. The Getmapping Group now has four offices in Africa - Cape Town, Centurion, Pretoria and Nairobi.
“The acquisition of Promap considerably increases Getmapping's capacity and reach across Africa. Promap has been operating since 1996 and has extensive experience in Southern Africa, which will help us to expand our market reach. It also adds fixed wing aerial and ground survey services to our in-house capabilities. We now provide a complete survey solution with a mix of helicopter, fixed wing and ground survey, and this acquisition increases both our capability and capacity. We now have a large and experienced team in place to take our South African operations to the next level.” Dave Horner, Managing Director, Getmapping