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Vehicular Mobile Mapping


Three separate systems to track and record position.



GNSS Satellite Receiver

The Global Navigation Satellite System

precisely records position and altitude.








Inertial Measurement Unit

Accelerometers are used to track motion

in every direction. Improves positional

accuracy when changing speed or direction.







Dual Wheel Encoders

Measure exact velocity and distance

traveled. This allows the cameras to be

triggered at precise distance intervals

when speed is not constant

(driving on urban streets).



Mobile Mapping GPS/GLOANSS GNSS Reciever, 360 degree Ladybug camera, HDL-64 Velodyne LiDAR Laser, and Honeywell HG 1700 IMU Credit: Danno Peters
Mobile Mapping Truck dual frewuwncy GNSS Reciever tracks GPS, GLONASS, WAAS, MSAS, and EGNOS satelites. Credit: Danno Peters
Ford F150 halfton with rear mounted Laser Ranging and Detection (LiDAR) and a Ladybug 360 degree camera. Credit: Danno Peters
Topcon IPS2 Inertial Measurement Unit mounted in back of F150 Mobile Mapping Vehicle with Velodyne 64 Lidar Module. Credit: Danno Peters
Dual Wheel encoders on rear tires of the Integrated Inetial Positioning System High Definition Edition Mobile Mapping Truck Credit: Danno Peters
University of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Building scanned using LiDAR and 360 degree Imagery on a Topcon IPS2 Mobile Mapping Truck
360 degree ladybug camera image of Univeristy of Saskatchewan Health Scienes Building approaching from College Drive Dr. in Sasaktoon, Canada.

Data Collection

HD Imaging and precise LiDAR measurements




A Velodyne eye safe laser is used to

collect 1.3 million 3D points per second

with an accuracy of less than 3

centimeters at up to 100

meters in all directions.





360 Degree Imaging

The Ladybug 360 creates HD

panoramic images that can be used

for Virtural Reality tours or mapped to

the LiDAR point cloud to create

3D models.




64 IR eyesafe Laser Ranging and Detection lasers in the Velodyne system. Combined Laser emitter/transmitter and reciever Credit: Danno Peters
Six 5 MegaPixel (MP) Cameras capture 360 degrees around and above the mobile mapping truck. Credit: Danno Peters

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Our UAVs (Drones) are flown by trained operators, registered with Nav Canada for operations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.


We have a restricted radio operator on staff allowing us to coordinate our operations around air traffic.


All of our aircraft are flown under a Restricted-Complex SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) from Transport Canada, which allows us to operate near airports and within urban areas.



Full spectrum, Infrared and Ultraviolet sensitive camera equipt Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flying near Saskatoon, Canada. Credit: Danno Peters


Three separate systems to track and record position.


GNSS Satellite Receiver

Tracks up to 32 GPS and GLONASS satellites to precisely record position and altitude.



Provides directional data and is used to detect and avoid electromagnetic interference.


Inertial Measurement Units

Are used to stabilize the UAV and camera systems as well as provide information about the motion of the UAV.

DTM of hills in Midland Provintial Park scanned unisng an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UAV. Credit: Danno Peters
Panoramic multispectral 680 nanometer Infrared image of grass, deciduous and coniferous trees, and a building. Credit: Danno Peters
Normalized Density Water Index scan north of College Drive and 25th Street Bridge. Credit: Danno Peters

NDWI Scan of South Saskatchewan River

Multispectral Infrared IR and Ultraviolet UV image of Grand Trunk Railway Bridge crossing the South Saskatchewan River. Credit: Danno Peters

Data Collection

Multi-spectral imagery and 4K video


Our multi-spectral camera is unfiltered allowing it to capture InfraRed (IR), Visual, and UltraViolet (UV) imagery.




Visual Photogrammetry

Photos can be used to create moderately accurate 3D models.

Well suited for initial surveys and mapping aggressive terrain.





InfraRed (IR)

Infrared imagery can be used to assess plant health, vegetation density, and to search for man made objects including metals, plastics, and composites.






Normalized density maps such as Normalized Density Vegetation Index (NDVI), Burn Area Index (BAI), and Normalized Density Water Index (NDWI) may be performed.





UltaViolet (UV)

Ultraviolet imagery can be used to emphasize scratches and surface damage, differentiate between different materials, detect specific plants, and inspect UV coatings on buildings and windows.



Precision Surveying

Data Collection

Precision Laser and GPS position measurements can be used for surveying and enabling the use of Machine Control Equipment.


GPS Surveying

Our GPS survey equiptment is able to track over 200 positioning satelites in the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS constellations. Land Based Transmitters are used to provide calibration data to produce data with centimeter accuracy.




     Batteries are hot swappable, meaning the system can run

     continually with centimeter accuracy.



     Base Stations

     Our Topcon base stations allow us

     to operate in areas without land

     based Brandt Net reception.



Laser Surveying

Can be used to quickly determine grades for small sites or

indoor/underground areas without GPS reception.





GNSS tracks GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS satelites. Surveying east riverbank along South Circle Drive Bridge. Credit: Danno Peters
Topcon Brandtnet Reciever tracks GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS constellations beside Circle Drive in Saskaoton. Credit: Danno Peters

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