Orbit GT Releases Two Mobile Mapping Solutions

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies has announced the release of two new products within its mobile mapping portfolio: Mobile Mapping Manager 10.5 and ArcGIS Mobile Mapping. The mobile mapping solution for ArcGIS is being launched at the 2013 Esri User Conference in San Diego, USA. Mobile Mapping Explorer is a new product in Orbit’s broad portfolio aiming to open up the use of complex Mobile Mapping content to the many, said Peter Bonne of Orbit GT. The Orbit Mobile Mapping Explorer provides all data producers and service providers to cross the bridge and finally deliver any kind of mobile mapping content to... (read more)
2013-07-05 10:07:32

New Mobile Indoor Mapping System Launched

The Zebedee hand-held mapping device is designed to be used both indoors and outdoors for applications where GPS cannot be used, such as forestry. 3D Laser Mapping is licensing the technology – which was initially developed by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO – from the UK-based start-up GeoSLAM. Zebedee evolved from CSIRO's need to map a set of caves, explained Elliot Duff, an expert in robotics at the Australian agency. Faced with the inconvenience of having to abseil into the cave system carrying bulky equipment including a motor, battery and computer on a trolley, he and his colleagues developed a... (read more)
2012-12-31 10:52:47

First Zebedee 3D Mobile Mapping Project

Australian researchers are using the novel mobile laser 3D mapping system called Zebedee to preserve some of the country’s oldest and most culturally significant heritage sites. The handheld 3D mapping system is developed by CSIRO and can scan an environment as an operator walks through it. The new joint research initiative between CSIRO and The University of Queensland aims to collect detailed 3D maps of historic sites of Moreton Bay. With the assistance of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, the research team have collected data from a number of heritage sites including the 19th-century Brisbane River defences at Fort Lytton... (read more)
2013-04-18 08:30:00

New V-Mapper Mobile Mapping System Launched

3D Laser Mapping, the company behind the renowned mobile mapping system StreetMapper, has launched a brand new addition to their portfolio of mobile mapping solutions. Developed by 3D Laser Mapping, in partnership with IGI, V-Mapper is a dynamic, vehicle mounted, 3D mapping system comprising of a precision navigation system, state of the art laser scanning technology and an integrated spherical imaging system. Innovative system design ensures V-Mapper is highly portable; packing down into two ruggedized cases for transport as checked in baggage, and easy to assemble; with mounting and calibration onto a new host vehicle, using standard roof bars, in... (read more)
2013-11-13 10:15:13

Mobile Mapping Feature Extraction Portfolio v11.1

Orbit GT is releasing an upgrade to its Feature Extraction portfolio. It includes an improvement of the viewing engine and measuring features, such as auto-rectification of a snapshot image. The Orbit Mobile Mapping Feature Extraction portfolio contains a series of products aimed at exploiting raw Mobile mapping content as actionable data. From low threshold Feature Extraction, to workflow-assisted Asset Inventory, this portfolio is available both in stand-alone and in a client-server setup.  In combination with Orbit’s Content manager, the huge datasets of mobile mapping can now be accessed instantly and without any delay.   (read more)
2015-07-16 02:53:39

Mobile Mapping Helps Italian Railways Inspection Project

On behalf of the Emilia Romagna Railways (Ferrovie Emilia Romagna), Siteco is carrying out a verification project of the clearance outlines of the railways in this region of Italy. For the railway inspection, Siteco used the Road-Scanner 4 mobile mapping system associated with the Rail-SIT software application, expressly developed to optimize the analysis and inspection activities typical of this sector. The combination of hardware and software allowed Siteco to provide the regional body with a complete solution. Mobile mapping systems (MMS), which are increasingly implemented and exploited in the railway sector with success, allow track detection in a short time,... (read more)
2019-05-17 10:40:11

Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power Kaarta Mobile Mapping Solutions

Velodyne Lidar recently announced that Kaarta has included Velodyne’s smart, powerful Lidar technology in Kaarta’s new Stencil 2-32 ground surface mapping solution. Equipped with Velodyne Lidar, Stencil 2-32 accurately scans ground-level surfaces, mapping items such as kerbs, manholes, signs, poles and other features at a fraction of the cost of traditional mobile mapping systems. The Stencil platform helps enable city planning for infrastructure improvements as well as parking and traffic management. The 3D data generated by Stencil 2-32 can be utilized for a range of applications including BIM modelling, geospatial data analytics, and cataloging tools. For example, Allvision uses Stencil... (read more)
2019-07-29 11:37:27

Trimble Releases New MX9 Mobile Mapping System

Trimble has launched the Trimble MX9 mobile mapping solution. The Trimble MX9 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 modeling and asset management. The Trimble MX9 captures dense point cloud data along with 360 degree immersive georeferenced imagery using an industry-leading spherical camera, GNSS/INS technology and dual-head laser scanning sensors. The system's innovative and lightweight design facilitates easy installation and setup on a variety of vehicles. Spatial data can be captured at highway speeds from... (read more)
2018-02-06 08:49:20

Mobile Mapping and the Role of the Geomatics Specialist

The demand for detailed, up-to-date 3D maps of cities, roads and large buildings is steadily growing. This demand is nourished by the ongoing exponential decrease in the cost of collecting point clouds (PCs). A major source of PCs are mobile mapping systems (MMSs), usually mounted on a car, van or other vehicle that can travel at the normal speed of traffic on roads and highways. An MMS usually consists of a positioning and orientation system, one or more laser scanners, one or more digital cameras and a control unit. However, the ongoing miniaturisation of sensors and electronics is leading to... (read more)
2018-08-16 10:29:25

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
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