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Woolpert acquires AAM to increase global mapping and geospatial data capabilities

Press Release 15 Sep 2021 - 11:56 SAST

Woolpert acquires AAM to increase global mapping and geospatial data capabilities

Press Release 15 Sep 2021 - 11:56 SAST

By Woolpert and AAM Group

Woolpert has acquired AAM, a global geospatial services company that specialises in aerial mapping, surveying, GIS, and the development of geospatial processes and technologies.

AAM is headquartered in Australia and has offices across New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Woolpert is a US-based architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm with 44 offices in three countries.

The acquisition almost doubles Woolpert’s presence in Africa. In South Africa, where Woolpert acquired Southern Mapping in 2019 and where AAM has offices, the firms will collaborate on key technologies to improve operational reach and capacity to the African region.

The companies will combine their mapping and cloud-based geospatial data capabilities, as well as their technologies and best practices to serve clients globally.

Woolpert and AAM plan to create additional subscription service products to address spatial digital twins, 3D GIS content, and building information modelling (BIM) integration with GIS and engineering workflows. Both companies have developed data sharing and operational tools. These include AAM’s LiDARnetics, which automates aerial mapping workflows, Geocirrus, which supports aggregation of spatial data to help clients make more informed decisions, and Woolpert’s STREAM:RASTER and SmartView, which help clients view and interact with their data.