COWI Selects ZEB1 Handheld Mapper

International consulting group COWI has added the mobile, handheld, rapid laser mapping system ZEB1 to its surveying equipment portfolio. COWI purchased the ZEB1 system from 3D Laser Mapping. With more than 6,000 employees worldwide, COWI is a Danish company involved in more than 17,000 projects at any given point in time. ZEB1 will be deployed both on shore and off shore for a wide range of infrastructure projects and building consultancy services. Where time is a limiting factor and speed of data capture is important ZEB1 is a powerful solution, commented Morten Thoft, surveyor and senior specialist in the survey... (read more)
2014-06-12 09:30:52

ZEB1 Mobile Scanner Puts New Zealand Start-up on the Map

A ZEB1 mobile mapping system is proving to be an integral tool for a business start-up in New Zealand. Qntfi is a new company specialising in building replacement reports and contract scanning services. Purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, UK, the ZEB1 is already bolstering market perception of the fledgling company. The solution – a mobile handheld rapid laser mapping system – has also been successfully deployed on a number of projects achieving higher accuracies, faster rates of data capture and more practical operating procedures than traditional surveying techniques. Managing director and founder of Qntfi, Jonathan Daley, said he would describe... (read more)
2013-12-13 08:30:00

ZEB1 Mobile Mapper Declared as a Game Changer

Specialist land and property surveying company Formby Surveys, UK, has declared the ZEB1 mobile mapping system as a ‘game changer’. Following a trial of the world’s first truly mobile, hand-held rapid laser mapping system, undertaken in partnership with 3D Laser Mapping, the UK-based precision measurement company reported significant time savings achieved in the scanning of existing buildings, compared to more traditional technologies and techniques. Once you understand the operating procedures, ZEB1 ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’, commented managing director Andy Roberts. It’s simple, fast and offers excellent value for money; this makes it a potential ‘game changer’... (read more)
2013-11-28 09:16:08

Formula 1 and Geomatics

Lidar on Track at Grand Prix
During the month of May, the narrow, winding, bumpy streets of the city centre of Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco turn into a 3.34-kilometre racing circuit for the annual Formula 1 competition. Since 1929 the world's fastest cars have been competing on these public roads along a 263-kilometre trajectory. The ‘Monaco F1 Grand Prix' is widely considered one of the most prestigious car races in the world. Together with the ‘Indianapolis 500 mile' and the ‘24-hour Le Mans', it forms the Triple Crown of the three most famous motor races, comparable with the ‘Grand Slam' in tennis. Only... (read more)
2011-05-25 04:54:16

Terrametrix Uses New ZEB1 Mobile Mapping System

ZEB1, 3D Laser Mapping’s new handheld mobile mapping system, has been successfully used by service provider Terrametrix on a project in the Midwest of the United States. ZEB1 is specifically designed for use in areas of limited satellite reception, including indoors, underground and in high-density landscapes such as urban environments and forests. Terrametrix, an Omaha, Nebraska-based professional survey company, stretched the limits of the ZEB1’s capabilities in an outdoor overhead utilities application and has become one of the first commercial organisations to adopt this new technology.   Terrametrix selected ZEB1 following extensive field trials. It is intended to complement other... (read more)
2013-04-22 09:15:53

3D Laser Mapping Launches Mobile Mapping Data Logger

3D Laser Mapping, a UK-based developer of laser scanning solutions, has made the ZEB1 mobile mapping system easier to use, more portable and more reliable by including a special data recording system. ZEB1 was introduced in 2012 and is a mobile, handheld, rapid laser mapping system. The ZEB-DL2600 data logger uses state-of-the-art data storage and access technology and is designed to make the ZEB1 even easier to use in the field, eliminating the need for a separate laptop and power supply. ZEB1 already allows for fast data capture, without complex set-up or the requirement for lengthy data processing, commented Dr... (read more)
2013-08-23 08:30:00

MMT2015 Extends Abstract Deadline

The 9th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology (MMT 2015), to be hosted by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, will take place in the harbour side city of Sydney, Australia, from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 December 2015. The organisation has extended the deadline for abstracts, industry case studies and panel discussions to 6 August. Over the past 20 years, the MMT Symposium has been the primary event jointly sponsored by the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). In addition, for the... (read more)
2015-07-28 03:09:47

Column: 3D Mobile Mapping

Over the last few years street-level mobile mapping and reality capturing has quietly become one of the most important geospatial mapping technologies. There are already hundreds of mapping vehicles collecting vast amounts of geospatial data. But what we see today is only the start, believes Stephan Nebiker from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).   In the future, accurate and dense 3D representations of the urban environment along traffic corridors and within buildings will be captured and created fully automatically and upated regularly if not in real-time. These digital realities will serve a multitude of purposes, including... (read more)
2016-07-17 05:10:16

Hexagon Takes Flight with Wichmann Innovations Awards

Hexagon was recently awarded the first and second prizes in the Wichmann Innovations Award programme held during the Intergeo conference and trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. Honours went to Leica Pegasus:Backpack – the wearable reality-capturing sensor platform combining cameras and Lidar profilers – and Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure's (SG&I) new Green GIS initiative. The Wichmann Innovations Awards are presented by publisher Wichmann Verlag, well known for its professional magazines and specialist books for geodesy and geomatics. Companies from around the globe submitted products and applications to participate in the competition. From hundreds of submissions, a jury of industry leaders... (read more)
2015-10-08 10:19:26

Mobile Handheld Competes with Terrestrial Laser Scanning

The ZEB1 mobile handheld laser mapping system has been proven to be able to outperform traditional terrestrial laser scanning during field tests in Chile. Supplied by 3D Laser Mapping and operated by Chilean company GEOCOM, the ZEB1 was used to conduct a survey of a stockpile in a covered mining facility. The same area was scanned using a terrestrial laser scanner and the results were compared. Data capture with the ZEB1 was found to be around 5 times faster while automatic data processing, via 3D Laser Mapping’s secure server facility, took less than 5 minutes. Data accuracies and definitions were... (read more)
2014-04-09 09:06:27
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