Topcon has a unique new solution for GIS data collection with their new 3D Mobile Mapping solution, the IP-S2. This new system incorporates 360 degree panoramic images with point cloud data. This application allows the user to collect data from within the spherical view of the image while snapping to the precise point cloud data captured from the scanner.
Data collected in the form of shapefiles can be imported into your ArcGIS database. Shapefiles can also be imported into the Topcon software to view within the image and scan data to validate existing locations.IP-S2 features:
- High definition mobile 3D mapping
- Dual frequency GNSS tracking
- High Accuracy 6-Axis IMU Integration
- Odometry inputs from on-board vehicle CAN bus or wheel encoders
- Supports multiple laser scanner models for operator and application flexibility
- Roadway Management
- Paved Surface Inspection
- Roadside Feature Inventory
- Photo Logs
- Linear Infrastructure
- Pipeline Inspection
- Railway Survey
- Utility Corridor Mapping
- Disaster Planning and Response
- Homeland Security
- 3D Street-view city mapping
IP-S2 System features
A web-based processing service with desktop PC interface is included as part of the IP-S2 system. Vehicle position and sensor output are integrated seamlessly into one continuous three-dimensional data stream that can be exported as industry-standard formats. GNSS data can be post processed for higher accuracy. The desktop software also includes a viewer enabling the user to review point clouds generated from LiDAR scanners and make linear measurements.
The IP-S2 provides fast, high accuracy data and dynamic imaging for any linear mapping project. The vehicle-mounted system can map data at normal travel speeds for roadway surface condition assessments and roadside feature inventories. Safety is increased by removing pedestrians from the travelled lanes. Other applications include pipelines, railways, utility corridors, and waterways. Homeland security and disaster management are critically important to our health, safety and welfare. The IP-S2 is perfect for 3D street-view city mapping and provides essential information for these applications
Integrated Positioning System
Topcon’s IP-S2 Mobile Mapping System overcomes the challenges of mapping linear features to a high level of accuracy. Accurate vehicle positions are obtained using three redundant technologies: a dual frequency GNSS receiver establishes a geospatial position; an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) tracks vehicle posse; and connection to the vehicle CAN bus or external wheel encoders obtains odometry information. These three technologies work together to sustain a highly accurate 3D position for the vehicle even in locations where satellite signals can be blocked by obstructions such as buildings, bridges, or tree lines.