Intelligent Robot for Mapping Applications in 3D

Motivated by the increasing need for rapid characterisation of environments in 3D, a German university has designed a robot system that automates the work of an operator of terrestrial laser scanners. The system makes it possible to work without markers or targets, saving surveyors more than 75% of the time spent on site. Another impulse for developing the platform was the demand for a remote inspection tool. The robot is capable of surveying remote sites or danger areas, such as plants, underground mines, tunnels, caves or channels. The availability of the robotic platform further enables the study of mobile laser... (read more)
2013-10-28 11:40:55

Airbus to Deliver 3D Urban Mapping Solution to PASCO

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second-largest space company, has signed a contract with PASCO, Japan, for the installation of the Street Factory 3D urban mapping solution at one of its Japanese production facilities, thereby completing PASCO’s Pixel Factory processing suite. Launched in July 2012, Street Factory is a fully integrated solution enabling rapid and fully automatic processing of images from any aerial or street camera for the generation of a 3D textured database. These realistic and precise 3D data are used in 3D modelling and visualisation in fields including urban planning, risk management, defence and telecommunications. Street Factory helps... (read more)
2014-04-16 09:13:31

3D Laser Mapping and GeoSLAM Merge as One Company

Leading UK laser scanning and monitoring companies 3D Laser Mapping Ltd and GeoSLAM Ltd have merged to create one mobile mapping and monitoring technology provider. 3D Laser Mapping is a world-leading geospatial technology supplier and innovator that works alongside Working governments, universities, blue-chip firms and operators of highways, power lines and railways. They help their customers to capture and understand the world in 3D. GeoSLAM is a global market leader in 3D handheld mobile mapping technology solutions. Their “go-anywhere” technology is adaptable to all environments especially spaces that are indoor, underground or difficult to access, providing accurate 3D mobile mapping... (read more)
2018-07-20 12:46:08

Orbit GT and 3D Laser Mapping Sign Reseller Agreement

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies has announced that 3D Laser Mapping has been appointed as reseller of Orbit GT mobile mapping software products. The agreement was signed during the combined SPAR Europe and European Lidar Mapping Forum conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Peter Bonne, vice president business development of Orbit GT stated he is very happy to have signed a reseller agreement with 3D Laser Mapping, a leading provider of mobile mapping solutions worldwide. Their excellent reputation, worldwide presence and state of the art solutions, makes 3D Laser Mapping a natural partner to Orbit GT in a growing mobile mapping business. Bonne... (read more)
2013-11-13 11:37:50

3D UAS Mapping of a Copper Mine

Capturing Geospatial Data under Challenging Circumstances
In May 2018, the Erdenet Mine in the north of Mongolia was mapped in just three days. The open pit mine measures 5km by 2km and has an elevation difference of 200 metres. The dusty and complex circumstances called for the use of an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Despite the strong wind and extremely variable weather conditions, a single UAS quickly captured the geospatial output necessary for the management of one of Asia’s – and the world’s – largest copper mines, as described in this article. The big data gathered and processed by the Czech firm UpVision provided a perfect... (read more)
2018-08-23 11:51:25

3D Laser Mapping Arms Robots with Laser Vision

3D Laser Mapping (UK) is helping pioneer research into intelligent field mapping robots. The firm's laser scanning technology can create highly detailed 3D visualisations of the surroundings so that robots can make intelligent decisions in virtual real time. As a result of a partnership with Reutech Radar Systems, 3D Laser Mapping has supplied the advanced laser scanning system to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, one of the world's leading research, development and implementation organisations. The system will assist the CSIR with research into intelligent field robotics for studies relating to perception, mobility and navigation.... (read more)
2008-06-11 03:14:39

Exploring Aboriginal Caves with Mobile 3D Laser Mapping System

ZEB1, a truly mobile handheld rapid laser mapping system, has been used to explore Aboriginal cave markings in South Australia. Using the ZEB1 handheld mobile mapping system, researchers have been able to create a detailed 3D survey of the cave system. This 3D survey data, combined with high-resolution photographs and analysis of the flutings, can be analysed by archaeologists from the SA Museum. The strange markings, called finger flutings, were thought to have been left in the Koonalda Cave between about 30,000 and 10,000 years ago. Created by hands being dragged along established grooves in the soft limestone walls, the... (read more)
2013-03-20 02:19:49

3D Laser Mapping Announces Lidar Workshop Series

3D Laser Mapping, UK, has announced a programme of educational workshops, beginning in Malaysia at the end of March 2012. Designed to educate potential users of laser scanned data the ‘Lidar Applications Workshops' will provide a thorough overview of data collection methods, explore data processing and extraction methodologies and present examples of real world projects. By presenting the benefits of this popular technology, it is hoped the events will attract practitioners and professionals from the fields of highways design and maintenance, urban design, drainage, hydrography and mapping.   Organised by 3D Laser Mapping in partnership with local surveying company Jalal... (read more)
2012-02-23 03:01:19

3D Mapping Technology to Locate Sunken Vessels

A team of shipwreck hunters have turned to advanced 3D mapping technology to locate sunken vessels along the South Australian coastline without getting their feet wet. A group of shipwreck hunters are aiming to uncover these long-forgotten hulks by using GIS technology from partners Esri Australia to create digital 3D reconstructions of the ocean floor. More than 800 shipwrecks lie entombed along the state’s coast – particularly beneath the treacherous seas off Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu and Yorke Peninsulas –  victims of raging gales, careless captains and, in some cases, foul play. ShipShapeSearchers archaeologist Alex Moss said the 3D... (read more)
2013-07-31 08:45:00

IP-S2 Compact+ 3D Mobile Mapping System

Topcon Europe Positioning, The Netherlands, introduces the IP-S2 Compact+, a mobile mapping system to measure objects even in adverse weather conditions and enclosed job sites such as tunnels and mines. The Compact+ system is available in two configurations: a three-scanner standard model or a five-scanner system. The three-scanner gives a 360° vertical field of view. The five-scanner system increases cloud density, minimises scanning shades, and collects 150,000 points per second with a range of 40-50m. The IP-S2 Compact+ can be purchased with a high-accuracy commercial grade or a tactical grade IMU. The commercial grade IMU is a non-ITAR restricted device... (read more)
2012-10-10 02:22:57
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