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18-Apr-2012

StreetMapper

StreetMapper Aids Abnormal Load Navigation

The transportation of abnormal loads on UK roads causes average delays per vehicle of 15-25 minutes and the resulting congestion can cost up to a £1600 ($2500) per mile. Planning of suitable routes is now being made easier following a development by IGI & 3D Laser Mapping. Using StreetMapper – a mobile laser mapping system – together with advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, it is possible to create real world 3D visualisations of proposed routes modelling the clearance envelope of the vehicle and its proximity to possible obstructions. The StreetMapper ‘Clearance Detection Module’ simulates the abnormal loads’ progress along the route identifying height and width restrictions and highlighting potential collision objects...

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26-Mar-2012

GISCafé

Five StreetMapper’s take to the roads in Japan

StreetMapper, the mobile laser mapping system, has announced delivery of its fifth system to Japan in less than a year. The StreetMapper equipped vehicles enable 3D laser scan surveys to be undertaken at normal road traffic speeds and are being used for a range of mapping projects across Japan. StreetMapper, a joint development between the German navigation specialist IGI and UK’s 3D Laser Mapping, is distributed by Japanese company Mirukuru...

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08-Mar-2012

GeoCommunity

StreetMapper Cuts Cost of Highway Surveying Projects by 50 Percent

Dutch surveying company Geomaat is capturing millimetre accurate measurements in record times to support a range of highway design, construction and maintenance projects. Using the mobile laser mapping system StreetMapper, and specially developed point cloud software, Geomaat can calculate highly accurate cutting, milling and asphalt figures, create as built models and undertake change detection. “In the past these types of measurement were undertaken using total stations which was time consuming, and therefore costly, and had a big impact on other road users,” commented Jolle Jelle de Vries, Managing Director of Geomaat. “For example a 10km stretch of highway would have taken at least 20 nights to survey, each night requiring extensive traffic management or road closures. The resulting measurements would then have taken about a week to process. Using StreetMapper we can deliver a new design, from start to finish, in less than a week!”...

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04-Nov-2011

GEOconnexion International

Picture Perfect!

With aerial photographic surveys yielding images of ever greater accuracy and clarity, and with corresponding advances in image manipulation techniques, near-perfect 3D landscape and city models – available online and in real-time – are opening up new applications everywhere...3D RealityMaps has developed a procedure that automatically texturises buildings captured and recontructed in 3D from oblique imagery captured by a DLR camera or a commercial aerial camera such as the Quattro DigiCAM Oblique...

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31-Oct-2011

GISCafé

StreetMapper Laser Surveys Australia’s Coastal Highway

October 31, 2011 -- StreetMapper, the vehicle-based laser mapping system, has completed a survey along the North West Coastal Highway in Western Australia. Travelling at normal traffic speeds, the StreetMapper system captured survey grade data achieving millimetre accurate measurements of the road surface and roadside features. StreetMapper mobile surveys replace the need for surveyors using tripod mounted lasers along the highway making it a much faster and safer process, as well as reducing disruption for other road users...

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12-Oct-2011

AEROoffice

AEROoffice & TERRAoffice v5.3 released

IGI, a leading guidance and navigation specialist, has recently announced a new major release of its leading post-processing software AEROoffice & TERRAoffice - version 5.3. TERRAoffice is a branch of AEROoffice and corporates special features for StreetMapper & RailMapper users...

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25-Aug-2011

GIM International

StreetMapper 3D Laser Survey of Japanese Earthquake Damage

The vehicle-based laser mapping system StreetMapper is being used to assess the structural damage caused by the Japanese earthquake of 11 March 2011. The mobile mapping system, purchased from Mirukuru and operated by Asia Air Survey, has been used to capture highly detailed 3D survey data. This data will also be used to survey the effects of soil liquefaction (loss of strength from saturated soil) which is an important factor in the disaster-hit area where much of the land is reclaimed from the sea...

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02-Jun-2011

GEO Community

StreetMapper Laser Surveying Takes to the Streets of Malaysia

StreetMapper, the vehicle-based laser mapping system, has successfully completed high speed surveying trials in Malaysia. StreetMapper conducted a detailed engineering survey of the Univerisiti Teknologi Malaysia in a challenge, set by surveying company Jalal Johari Consultants, to compare StreetMapper’s performance against traditional total station surveying. Collecting 2.7 billion highly accurate measurements in just a matter of hours StreetMapper came out on top for speed of data capture, surveyor safety and ease of use. A 3D animation of the StreetMapper survey of the University campus in Johor, created using Pointools point cloud software, can be viewed at...

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