Australia: Maptek previewed its soon-to-be-released I-Site 8820 long range laser scanner on the inaugural day of the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) conference in Sydney, Australia.
I-Site 8820 laser scanner can be configured to match site survey requirements. All the controls are built-in and the laser scanner is light enough to be carried single-handed. The new model features a 20% increase in range, twice the data acquisition speed, 25% improvement in range accuracy and a new modular design.
An integrated high resolution panoramic digital camera is included for geotechnical and geological mapping. An in-built survey grade telescope allows for traditional backsight workflow. The new modular design allows customers to save on these options if they are not essential to their survey requirements.
The wirelessly connected rugged tablet PC allows users to define scan parameters, resolution and scan rate, as well as set up and define naming using conventional survey standards. It also offers to queue-up multiple scans for geotechnical applications. All data is recorded on the controller where it is available for preview and validation. Gaps in the data can be immediately noticed and rectified.
“Our new modular approach acknowledges that customers have different survey needs. The quality and range accuracy of I-Site laser scanners are well-known. Standard features include on-board controls, inbuilt compass and GPS,” said Athy Kalatzis, Manager Laser Imaging Solutions for Maptek. “We also provide flexibility for configuring to specific applications.”
The company has also said that a new solution will be announced on Day 2 for real-time surface change detection.