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Topcon offers new mobile mapping, survey system
Posted By Equipment World Staff On July 16, 2009 @ 4:40 pm In In the Magazine | No Comments
Topcon Positioning Systems’ new IP-S2 mobile 3D precision mapping and survey system allows users to get accurate measurement data, even in difficult conditions.
The vehicle-mounted IP-S2 combines dual-frequency GNSS signal tracking and positioning and inertial measurement to integrate laser scanning and digital imaging. Using 3D laser scanners, LIDAR and cameras, the data collected is integrated, time-stamped and geo-referenced. Users then combine LIDAR “point cloud” and digital imaging data to build 3D models of the area.
The IP-S2 offers high accuracy scanning and inertial measurement capabilities that support a variety of sensors. Its 360-degree hemispherical digital video camera system allows users to gather accurate information and measurements, even in difficult conditions such as inside tunnels, under bridges and in heavily wooded areas.
The IP-S2 system includes three high-resolution LIDAR scanners that cover the vehicle path at ground level and sweep the adjacent areas to a distance of 30 meters. The IP-S2 provides location and geo-referencing with survey accuracy of visible utilities, traffic signals and roadways. It also allows inventory and 360-degree digital images to catalog surroundings in real time.
For more information on the IP-S2 hardware and software, visit Topcon’s website. 
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