Laser scanning specialist 3D Laser Mapping is continuing to advance its mobile mapping systems (MMS) and recently launched the latest system at the 2015 InterGEO Trade Fair and Conference for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management held in September in Stuttgart, in Germany.
Having been in the market for nearly a decade, 3D Laser Mapping’s newest MMS, called the StreetMapperIV, combines premium, purpose made laser scanning sensors with market-leading navigation systems in their simplest form, and employs the most compact design to date, while maintaining survey and engineering grade accuracy, states the company.
The StreetMapperIV can be mounted on cars, boats, helicopters, trams, 4 x 4 vehicles, buggies, railways and camper vans making it a solution for fast, accurate and safe surveying in a number of different environments.
StreetMapperIV can be used in various applications including asset mapping, which comprises roads, grade separations and design. It can also be used in open field surveying, which includes the determining of terrestrial or three-dimensional positioning of points and the distances and angles between them, as well as for engineering planning.
The company highlights that the StreetMapperIV is available in three different configurations or settings all of which can be upgraded at a later stage based on application needs.
The system has an effective measurement rate of 1 000 kHz, and a maximum range of 420 m and a minimum range of 1.2 m. Accuracy is at 4 mm with repeatability at 3 mm.
The StreetMapperIV has a 360° maximum field view, and is able to scan at 250 lines a second and has a Class 1 eye safety rating.
3D Laser Mapping notes that despite there being no minimum or maximum speed limit set for capturing, only the line scan spacing will change as a result of the speed at which the system is used. This will result in a higher or lower point density.
The global company also provides laser mapping and monitoring solutions, and applications for the mining industry, while laser-based products include scanners and various aerial lidar.