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

Supergeo Expands Smart Mobile Solution for Cadastral Mapping

Supergeo has announced the development of an international version of its SuperGIS mobile solution. The Mobile Cadastral app is a land management and cadastral survey work application developed for the Android platform. The international version will not only prepare the localisation on a country-by-country basis but will also provide a more convenient way to preprocess the cadastral data and base map. GIS and GNSS Mobile Cadastral GIS is developed through SuperGIS Runtime SDK for Android, which is designed for cadastral data positioning, query and measurement. Integrating GIS, GNSS and e-Compass technologies, this app assists surveyors in comprehending the current position... (read more)
2016-04-07 10:35:48

64-bit Analyst Software for Terrestrial Mobile Mapping

During Intergeo 2011, Trimble has introduced a new version of its terrestrial mobile mapping office software Trimble Trident Analyst 4.7. The software is designed to effectively manage and interpret high-resolution digital images and large point-clouds, and automatically extract features from Trimble's MX Mobile Mapping and Survey systems. These capabilities allow land mobile data to be transformed into geospatial intelligence.   The software takes advantage of the additional random access memory offered by 64-bit operating systems to enable loading and handling of very large terrestrial mobile mapping datasets, including production-size point cloud data.   The latest version incorporates new quality control... (read more)
2011-09-30 12:00:00

Routescene Presents New 3D Mobile Mapping Solution

Routescene launched a new turnkey 3D mobile mapping solution, the Routescene LidarPod, at Intergeo. With the solution surveyors can save time, achieve more detailed and faster results and address many of the challenges currently facing the surveying industry. The Routescene LidarPod has been developed specifically for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) but can also be fitted onto any mobile platform as required, such as cars and boats. The company is seeing an increasing demand for 3D data, which is taking over from traditional 2D maps and this trend will accelerate in the next few years. Routescene also notices an... (read more)
2014-10-13 09:44:43

3D Mobile Mapping for Highway Management Presentation

Topcon Positioning Systems and Mandli Communications will present a seminar on ‘Building a 3D Mobile Mapping Vehicle for Highway Management Applications,' at the SPAR 2010 conference. The presentation is scheduled for 9th February. The joint presentation by Topcon and Mandli will focus on the core systems involved in mobile mapping data collection. Topcon will detail the functions and operation of their own core positioning components for mobile collection systems. This includes the IP-S2, which consists of a GNSS receiver, an IMU and wheel odometry. Mandli will present the point-of-view of an OEM working with their components, and how they can... (read more)
2010-02-02 09:59:52

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

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

UAV-based Mobile Mapping: Potential, Challenges and Outlook

A Cost-effective Alternative to Airborne and Terrestrial Modalities
Accurate representation and 3D reconstruction of the environment using both active and passive remote sensing systems has become essential for non-traditional mapping applications. Due to the excessive cost as well as the required level of technical expertise, the needs of these applications cannot be satisfied by traditional mapping, which is based on dedicated data acquisition systems designed for mapping purposes (e.g. manned airborne and terrestrial mobile mapping systems). Recent advances in hardware and software development have made it possible to conduct accurate 3D mapping without using costly and high-end data acquisition systems. Low-cost digital cameras, laser scanners and navigation systems... (read more)
2017-08-31 09:28:05

Night-time Mobile Mapping of Road Surface Luminance

Capturing Road Environment Lighting Inventories Using a Luminance-calibrated Mobile Mapping System
Lighting – which is measured in luminance – plays a key role in improving road safety. A new measurement system is now being developed to evaluate night-time road lighting conditions based on luminance-calibrated 3D point cloud data. This new approach integrates imaging photometry, which is commonly used to measure road lighting, with mobile laser scanning techniques, which are mainly used to measure the 3D geometry of the road environment. There are many interesting potential applications of the resulting georeferenced luminance point cloud. In road traffic, the role of illumination is to improve the visibility of the road and the surrounding... (read more)
2019-12-11 10:10:24
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