UK, November 29, 2006 – 3D Laser Mapping has launched StreetMapper 2, a new modular vehicle-mounted system for rapid 3D mapping on and off road. The portable system uses lasers to 3D map assets and the landscape to millimeter accuracy at speeds of up to 70 km an hour.
When fitted to a standard 4 wheel drive vehicle, StreetMapper 2 allows surveying off road, extending the scope of use beyond the highway. It features easy-fit rack mounting and a roof rack suitable for any 4×4.
The data collected by StreetMapper 2 is used to create a highly detailed 3D model of the environment with every detail along a street corridor including overhead features. The information can be used for a wide range of applications including road surface and safety inspections, landscape mapping, street asset recording, bridge height surveys and road width mapping for entire routes.
The latest version has also been developed in partnership with German firm IGI, a specialist in navigation and precise positioning for aerial survey.
StreetMapper technology involves a series of lasers that measure the position of features relative to the vehicle with an onboard computer that can process over 40,000 points per second. The system is calibrated so that each laser transmits its optical pulse at a known angle and uses satellite technology to calculate the exact real world position.
StreetMapper 2 is the latest addition to 3D Laser Mapping’s product portfolio that includes both terrestrial and airborne laser scanning solutions. 3D Laser Mapping integrates laser scanner hardware systems with their own software and peripherals to create robust solutions for mapping, mining and manufacturing and civil engineering.
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