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Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd.
  • 400-411 Legget Dr.
  • Kanata, ON
  • K2K3C9

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Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd.

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Kongsberg Geospatial creates precision real-time software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness. Their technology has been tried and proven in solutions for air-traffic control, ISR, and air defense. The company is also an industry leader in the research and development of new technologies for Beyond Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) AUV platforms and Augmented Reality applications. With nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Every day, thousands of military personnel, air traffic controllers, first-responders, and ordinary users rely on the software that they provide, as a key component of systems and platforms for Command-and-Control, air defense, air-traffic control, and search and rescue.


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