Mobile Mapping

Mobile mapping system 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 stories, ranging from mobile mapping using cars to other platforms such as a backpack.

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Laser Scanner in a Backpack

Laser Scanner in a Backpack

Laser scanning systems have gone through a major evolution in the past decade. After the initial breakthrough of airborne laser scanners (ALS), other types of laser scanning system...

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Building a Global 3D Routing Map

Building a Global 3D Routing Map

Mapping company HERE, co-owned by German automotive companies Audi, BMW, and Daimler, uses a fleet of more than 200 cars to collect dense point cloud data about roads around the wo...

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Column: 3D Mobile Mapping

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 o...

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Semantically Enriching Point Clouds

Semantically Enriching Point Clouds

Students in their second - and hence final - year of the Master in Geomatics programme at Delft University of Technology embarked on a ten-week Geomatics Synthesis Project as...

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Mobile Road Mapping in Cameroon

Mobile Road Mapping in Cameroon

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...

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Road Maintenance with an MMS

Road Maintenance with an MMS

A mobile mapping system (MMS) enables laser data and images of a road and its vicinity to be collected from a van or other moving platform. Here, the author describes data collecti...

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Modelling Facade Geometry

Modelling Facade Geometry

Due to the rapid changes of urbanisation, up-to-date, complex and realistic building models enriched with facade features are increasingly in demand in many countries. The Mobile L...

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Laser Scanning on the Go

Laser Scanning on the Go

As the world's population keeps growing and changes in buildings and infrastructures become more rapid, there is an increasing need to document this growth and these changes....

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