On September 26, 2017, a public lecture and ERDAS software grant from Leica Geosystems Indonesia to the UGM Geodetic Engineering Department was held. A total of 500 software licenses consisting of three leading products of ERDAS, Geomedia Desktop 2016, ERDAS Foundation 2016 and ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 are distributed free of charge to UGM Geodetic Engineering Department students interested in using GIS, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing software.
Along with the symbolic software license submission, a public lecture by Bpk. Badruszaman and Bpk. Arvy Fachrully as representative of Leica Geosystems Indonesia. In his general lecture, Mr. Badruszaman explained about the progress of survey and mapping technology in Indonesia, especially on airborne mapping for photogrammetry, LiDAR and hydrography. Students who attend seem interested in following the explanation delivered, as evidenced by the many questions asked to the presenters about the presentation submitted. The public lecture and licensing ceremony was then ended by doorprice-sharing from Leica Geosystems to some of the lucky students.