Topcon to Add 3D Mobile Mapping System to Product Lineup

October 8, 2014  - By
The IP-S3 3D mobile mapping system, by Topcon.

The IP-S3 3D mobile mapping system, by Topcon.

Topcon Positioning Group will add the IP-S3 to its line of 3D mobile mapping systems by the end of this year. The fully integrated high-density digital imaging system is more compact, lightweight, and designed to scan at a rate up to five times faster than previous models.

Scanning at 700,000 points-per-second, the system is designed to offer data-rich results with its 30 MP panoramic imagery. Weighing 18 kg (39 lb.), the IP-S3 is engineered to offer simplified installation.

“The IP-S3 is a mobile mapping powerhouse,” said Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Group. “It bundles years of mobile mapping experience to glean a high-density and high-resolution camera in a unit that is much smaller than its predecessors. It is so lightweight that a single person could mount it on a vehicle without assistance from anyone else.”

The system pairs with Topcon Mobile Master Office software to perform all post-processing functions in a single application.

“Mobile Master Office software offers a complete workflow in a single package, turning raw sensor data collected by the IP-S3 system into rich and precise point clouds and images,” said Rihner.

The system is planned for release in late 2014.

This is posted in GIS News, Mapping, Mobile Devices, Technology

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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