2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

Terrestrial 3D Mobile Mapping

Steve Hatfield, GeoShack Ohio

Dave Henderson, Topcon

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 8:30 AM - Track 2

Join us for this exciting and informative presentation which describes a new revolutionary way to collect accurate GIS data quickly and safely from a vehicle. Using a plug and play combination of sensors including LIDAR, GNSS tracking and positioning, digital imaging and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) technology, this flexible IP-S2 system from Topcon acquires accurate 3D “point cloud” data combined with a colorful digital image of the site. The position data is accurately time stamped and georeferenced and can be used to assign GIS attribute information or make calculations from the comfort of your office. Measure distances between features or the lengths and widths of features on the screen. With the IP-S2, field re-visits are eliminated and field personnel are safe as all data is mapped from inside the vehicle. Data can be exported to a GIS database and taken back into the field on handheld devices for periodical field update and maintenance. The IP-S2 maintains accurate positioning in obstructed areas such as under bridges and through tunnels. Applications include asset management and engineering. Come and see what this system can do for you!

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