Mosaic partners with Movella to redefine mobile mapping and geospatial analysis

Mosaic partners with Movella to redefine mobile mapping and geospatial analysis

Mosaic has partnered with Movella aimed at redefining precision and efficiency in mapping and 3D reconstruction projects. Mosaic is specialized in mobile mapping camera systems, while Movella is a renowned provider of high-precision inertial sensor solutions. This collaboration combines Mosaic’s Mosaic 51 and Mosaic X camera systems with Movella’s XVN, bolstering GIS platform integration and enabling extensive 3D reconstruction with unparalleled precision. By harnessing precise IMU data generated by XVN and directly connecting it to the OBD port for enhanced positioning accuracy, this integration represents a significant milestone in mobile mapping technology.

The XVN, fully integrated with Mosaic cameras, boosts GNSS precision with centimetre-level accuracy using RTK, and incorporates orientation information, eliminating the need for additional post-processing steps to achieve high-precision positioning. The seamless georeferencing of stitched images, including the embedding of orientation data, is automatically executed as part of the stitching process.

High-precision geospatial data

Mosaic is known for its mobile mapping capabilities with its Mosaic 51 and Mosaic X camera systems, which redefine the standards for high-resolution, 360⁰ street view imagery. The Mosaic 51 system can capture up to 12K resolution, including in challenging environments. The Mosaic X extends these capabilities, demonstrating high performance in extreme conditions and integrating seamlessly with photogrammetry technologies for comprehensive mapping at highway speeds. Together, these systems represent Mosaic’s commitment to delivering solutions that empower industries to efficiently collect and utilize high-precision geospatial data.

Movella’s Vision Navigator stands out as a dual RTK GNSS/INS and vision-enabled navigation unit, adept at tracking accurate 3D position, velocity and orientation in challenging outdoor and GNSS-denied environments. The solution is supported by innovative Visual Inertial Odometry technology.

“The XVN has significantly improved our 3D scanning and photogrammetry workflow, allowing us to achieve centimetre-level accuracy measured in millimetres, even in challenging environments. This allows us to better automate our photogrammetry pipeline, even for large datasets,” says Jeffrey Martin, Mosaic’s CEO.

Speaking about the partnership, Rick Huiskamp, account executive at Movella, states: “Through our collaboration with Mosaic, we’re proud to introduce a groundbreaking integration that combines our expertise in precise motion tracking with Mosaic’s cutting-edge mobile mapping cameras. This integration not only sets new standards for accuracy and efficiency in mapping and 3D reconstruction but also opens doors to innovative applications across industries. Together, we’re pioneering new horizons in geospatial analysis and unlocking untapped potentials for our clients worldwide.”

The integration has already shown early success, receiving positive feedback from users who appreciate the enhanced capabilities for precise mapping and surveying applications. As both companies aim to penetrate new markets, this partnership is positioned not only to meet the current demands of the surveying and mapping industry, but also to explore untapped potential in sectors such as entertainment and health.

Creoplan, a UK-based company specializing in Network Planning, leverages the Mosaic X 360° camera and Movella’s XVN technology to efficiently deliver precise data at an accelerated pace. (Image courtesy: Mosaic)
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