Mobile Mapping Chez Leica - Leica Mobile Mapping Day 2016

Leica Geosystems mobile mapping day featured the UK release of two new pieces of equipment and a refresh of two others. The day at Milton Keynes was a mix of indoor presentations and outdoor demonstrations, reports Richard Groom. Leica ProScan is a new three-wheeled trolley-based scanning system with a P40 scanner, which can be used indoors or outdoors. Position fixing is by total station tracking and IMU both indoors and outdoors. For outdoor work there is in addition a GNSS receiver. What makes this system special is that, when controlled using total-station tracking, it can achieve a point cloud accuracy... (read more)
2017-01-20 12:28:32

The Latest Mobile Mapping System from 3D Laser Mapping

3D Laser Mapping are turning heads this week at Intergeo, as the new ‘StreetMapperIV’ mobile mapping system is launched. StreetMapper first came onto the market in 2004, driven by client demands to survey roads and structures above the road with unparalleled safety, speed and accuracy. What resulted was a first-of-a-kind system from 3D Laser Mapping, paving the way for mobile mapping systems to come. The original StreetMapper system used four Riegl laser scanners and the best commercially available IMU at the time. The technology was a game-changer for its day, but one which needed to be refined to reach the... (read more)
2017-01-11 11:40:45

GeoSLAM Showcases 3D Mobile Mapping Technology

GeoSLAM is returning to the GEO Business geospatial conference at the Business Design Centre in London this year after doubling its distribution network in 12 months. The company, specialised in ‘go-anywhere’ 3D mobile mapping technology, is demonstrating its new real-time upgrade option for its market-leading ZEB-REVO handheld mobile mapping system. Visitors to the exhibition can see the upgrade in action for the first time. The revised datalogger, which is compatible with all existing standard REVOs, is able to undertake SLAM registration in real time. The results can be displayed as they are captured, as the datalogger features integrated Wi-Fi, and... (read more)
2017-05-19 12:39:25

Leica Geosystems Upgrades Pegasus Mobile Mapping Platform

Leica Geosystems has released the new Leica Pegasus:Two Ultimate, an upgrade to its current mobile mapping platform bringing higher-quality digital reality capture to the market. With the new mobile mapping platform also comes new mobile mapping software. The Leica Pegasus Webviewer is an online platform that visualises all captured data – stored completely in the cloud – from any browser. Users can service new market segments, including Smart City applications by digitising road and rail infrastructures while expanding into new markets in support of autonomous vehicles, with seamless 360 and higher resolution imagery, and increased expansion ports for additional sensors.... (read more)
2018-02-08 10:48:14

ROBIN Mobile Mapping System Scans Highway

Leading geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, has helped surveying specialist, NorthGroup Consulting, streamline a highway upgrade in Australia. To help plan restoration works, multi-platform mapping system, ROBIN, was used to survey a 15km section of the Bruce Highway on the east coast of Queensland. The data captured provided a highly accurate 3D model of the entire road's features and adjoining land, as well as the road surface itself. Following installation and setup, ROBIN was mounted on a vehicle and deployed in under ten minutes. Driving at the same speed as normal road traffic, NorthGroup was able to capture the... (read more)
2018-07-10 10:39:41

NCTech Unveils iSTAR Pulsar for Mobile Mapping

NCTech, a developer of reality imaging systems, has announced the availability of iSTAR Pulsar, a professional edge-to-cloud big data system, optimised for capture on the move. iSTAR Pulsar is designed to capture 360° data while mounted on a vehicle, drone or on foot. The system is designed for ease of use and does not require any photography experience or even a computer to operate. The app provides the ability to plan routes, as well as to view and share content online. iSTAR Pulsar is designed specifically for the task of capturing moving 360-degree data, and was developed in association with... (read more)
2018-05-22 12:27:08

Trimble Announces MX9 Mobile Mapping System

Trimble Geospatial has announced the release of the MX9 mobile mapping solution which combines a vehicle-mounted mobile lidar system, multi-camera imaging and field software for efficient, precise and high-volume data capture for a broad range of mobile mapping applications such as road surveys, topographic mapping, 3D-modelling and asset management. The MX9 captures dense point cloud data along with 360 degree immersive geo-referenced imagery using an industry-leading spherical camera, GNSS/INS technology and dual-head laser scanning sensors. The lightweight design facilitates easy installation and setup on a variety of vehicles. Spatial data can be captured at highway speeds from inside the vehicle... (read more)
2018-02-07 11:00:21

Bluesky Granted Innovation Funding for Mobile Phone Mapping Project

Bluesky has secured funding from the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to investigate the potential of mobile phones for capturing accurate 3D spatial information. Designed to reduce the costs of monitoring and managing essential infrastructure, such as overhead electricity cables, and mitigate the effects of potentially damaging vegetation, the Bluesky led study will assess the feasibility of extracting 3D measurements from standard smartphone video footage. Working in partnership with ADAS, an environmental consultancy, the co-funded project will utilise a wealth of experience gained through previous data capture and management projects with electricity Distribution Network Operator (DNO) companies in the... (read more)
2017-02-13 04:29:56

Gexcel Presents New HERON Indoor Mobile Mapping Systems

The HERON AC-2 and HERON MS-2 (rugged devices for underground mines or difficult indoor environments) have been released and added to Gexcel’s portfolio. Both devices are available in the Colour configuration. With these releases, HERON has become a powerful tool for geospatial data mining to digitally document, collect and geo-reference large datasets and information for indoor environments when integrated with OrbitGT packages. Benefits to customers include: Great value for facility management, geospatial applications, digital 3D documentation, digital twins for remote planning and project, revamping projects of industrial plants, etc. The GoBlueprint free tool (fast point clouds 2D visualisation), which HERON users can easily... (read more)
2019-01-03 10:06:41
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