Mobile Mapping Trends and Insights

Data Analysis by Geomares
Mobile mapping technology is on the rise worldwide. Industry specialist Geomares – publisher of 'GIM International' among other things – has analysed the user data and behaviour of thousands of members of the global geospatial community. This article presents the findings from that analysis, identifying the latest trends and sharing insights into the future outlook for mobile mapping. Recent advances in mobile mapping technology are enabling new capabilities and complementing – or even replacing – traditional survey methods of topographical surveying. Futhermore, widespread investment in city planning and ‘smart city’ projects is expected to further accelerate the adoption of mobile... (read more)
2018-07-05 01:59:36

Asset Management for Mobile Mapping

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies has released Orbit Asset Inventory Management for Mobile Mapping. This tool facilitates access and deliver mobile mapping data and includes extract features, overlay content, document objects and more. "This new release might well be the first multi-user production environment based on a variety of mobile mapping systems and directly integrated in GIS", says Peter Bonne, VP Business Development and senior product manager at Orbit GT. By abstracting the Mobile Mapping production systems and managing all content centrally, users can view, overlay, extract, share and integrate on the desktop, internet and mobile devices.   (read more)
2011-05-17 09:47:39

The Best Mobile Mapping Articles

Collecting geospatial data from a moving platform is known as ‘mobile mapping’. Mobile mapping systems are often equipped with a variety of photographic, radar, Lidar or other types of remote sensing systems. 'GIM International' has picked a selection of the best mobile mapping articles, ranging from mobile mapping using cars to other platforms such as a backpack.  Go to the mobile mapping theme page here. (read more)
2018-04-05 11:42:46

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

Inertial Navigation for Mobile Mapping

IXSEA announced a series of deliveries of LANDINS, the high-end INS positioning system specifically designed for mobile mapping and route mapping applications in dense urban areas, where GPS quality is often poor and the need for geo-referenced information is most critical.   LANDINS combines a high-grade Inertial Navigation System, highly accurate position, precise timing and a very fast output rate in one box and provides data for real-time mobile scanning engineering survey. M3DM, based in the Netherlands has ordered LANDINS INS. M3DM's road survey system provides absolute accuracy close to conventional static road measurements. LANDINS compensates the vehicle motion and... (read more)
2009-05-01 12:07:36

Orbit Announces Mobile Mapping Application

Orbit GT has announced the availability of its mobile mapping application Orbit AIM3 version 10.4. The update is immediately available for download. This upgrade is notable since it marks the integration of Orbit’s 3D virtual world viewer within its mobile mapping portfolio. Peter Bonne, VP business development and senior product manager at ORBIT GT, said this is a major step ahead for all those trying to get the most out of mobile mapping. Real-time browsing and measuring in huge point cloud databases is a major achievement in the Lidar world, he added. Bonne stated Orbit GT is pleased to present... (read more)
2013-01-14 09:15:00

Mobile Road Mapping in Cameroon

Supporting Water Utilities Renewal
In Yaoundé, Cameroon, little cartographic data of the road network, public assets and utilities is available. To efficiently renovate the city’s drinking water network, mobile mapping technology was used, taking extra care to ensure planimetric accuracy near the equator. It provided the GIS data for the road maps needed for the project planning. The experimental methodology used – with GIS and web suites integrated in the network construction project at all stages – was a good fit with the current African context and offers promising potential for future projects. The Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation and Water Cameroonian are jointly in... (read more)
2016-11-17 09:46:32

Mobile Mapping Resolve Property Claims

Forty-nine Ashtech MobileMapper 6 GPS/GIS field terminals have been purchased by two key Republic of Kosovo agencies, the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) and the Kosovo Cadastre Agency (KCA), to map property boundaries to help resolve private property claims. While the KPA is specialised in solving property and juridical conflicts, the KCA on the other hand needs to collect GIS attributes associated with meter-accuracy positions for the local cadastral offices. Following Serbian occupation more than 20,000 property claims requiring legal confirmation have been filed by returning war refugees. The restoration of legal rights and physical possession of properties is an essential... (read more)
2010-12-02 10:43:01

Advancements in Mobile Mapping Research

3D Laser Mapping has been selected to supply its StreetMapper technology as part of a futuristic project to advance mobile mapping. StratAG, based at the University of Ireland, brings together researchers from across Ireland and is focussed around the generic theme of Geospatial Monitoring and Early Warning.   Using Riegl laser scanners supplied by 3D Laser Mapping, StratAG are designing a new generation mobile mapping system, incorporating multispectral cameras, which will be used for tasks including safety risk assessment and environmental impact of road networks, 3D city modelling and environmental monitoring including landslide and flooding.    The Riegl VQ-250 laser... (read more)
2009-04-16 03:27:14

Mobile Mapping Content for Web and Mobile Devices

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies has announced the release and availability of the Orbit Mobile Mapping Publisher version 10.3. Peter Bonne, VP Business Development and senior product manager at Orbit GT, describes the Mobile Mapping Publisher release as "a breakthrough for all mobile mapping data producers". He continues: "For the first time, mobile mapping content such as panoramic imagery and point cloud can be published to the web and to mobile devices, regardless of the system one uses for collection of the data. It will revolutionise the emerging mobile mapping business and make its content accessible for all.” The Orbit Mobile Mapping Publisher is a... (read more)
2012-09-06 05:26:14
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