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August 30, 2011

GeoShack acquires mobile mapping system

DALLAS – GeoShack North America announced this week it is now offering Integrated High Accuracy 3D Mobile Mapping services with its new Topcon IP-S2 HD Mobile Mapper, a “fully integrated positioning and data collection solution for land-based vehicles.”

According to GeoShack, Topcon’s IP-S2 HD 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 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, according to the company.

GeoShack values the IP-S2 HD Mapper for its “fast, high-accuracy, high-density data and dynamic imaging for any linear mapping project.” The system collects data at normal roadway travel speeds and there is the added benefit, GeoShack said, of improved safety, as mobile mapping removes data collection personnel from vehicular travel areas.

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