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February 29, 2024

Mosaic and Movella Announce Groundbreaking Integration to Transform Mobile Mapping and Geospatial Analysis

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In a significant leap forward for the geospatial and mapping industries, Mosaic, a pioneer in mobile mapping camera systems, has joined forces with Movella, a renowned company in high precision inertial sensor solutions, to introduce a revolutionary integration that promises to redefine precision and efficiency in mapping and 3D reconstruction projects.

This collaboration merges Mosaic's cutting-edge Mosaic 51 and Mosaic X camera systems with Movella's XVN, enhancing GIS platform integration and supporting extensive 3D reconstruction with unprecedented precision.

By utilizing precise IMU data generated by XVN and connecting it directly to the OBD port for enhanced positioning accuracy, this integration marks a significant milestone in mobile mapping technology.

The XVN, fully integrated with Mosaic cameras, not only boosts GNSS precision with centimeter level accuracy using RTK, but also incorporates orientation information, eliminating the need for additional post-processing steps to achieve high precision positioning. The seamless georeferencing of stitched images, including the embedding of orientation data, is automatically executed as part of the stitching process.

Mosaic Camera Systems - High Resolution and Reliable

Mosaic stands at the forefront of mobile mapping innovation with its advanced Mosaic 51 and Mosaic X camera systems, which redefine the standards for high-resolution, 360º street view imagery. The Mosaic 51 system is celebrated for its durability and superior imaging capabilities, capturing up to 12K resolution even in the most challenging environments, while the Mosaic X extends these capabilities, demonstrating unparalleled performance in extreme conditions and integrating seamlessly with photogrammetry technologies for comprehensive mapping at highway speeds. Together, these systems represent Mosaic's commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that empower industries to efficiently collect and utilize high-precision geospatial data, driving forward the capabilities of urban planning, infrastructure maintenance, and beyond.

A Dual RTK GNSS/INS and Vision-Enabled Navigation Unit Like No Other

Movella's Vision Navigator stands out as a dual RTK GNSS/INS and vision-enabled navigation unit, adept at tracking accurate 3D position, velocity, and orientation in challenging outdoor and GNSS-denied environments. Supported by Visual Inertial Odometry technology, this innovation is set to empower users with capabilities previously unseen in the industry.

Jeffrey Martin, Mosaic’s CEO, explains thusly: "The XVN has significantly improved our 3D scanning and photogrammetry workflow, allowing us to achieve centimeter level accuracy measured in millimeters, even in challenging environments. This allows us to better automate our photogrammetry pipeline, even for large datasets.”

Speaking about the partnership, Rick Huiskamp, Account Executive, Movella, said,
"Through our collaboration with Mosaic, we're proud to introduce a groundbreaking integration that combines our expertise in precise motion tracking with Mosaic's cutting-edge mobile mapping cameras. This integration not only sets new standards for accuracy and efficiency in mapping and 3D reconstruction but also opens doors to innovative applications across industries. Together, we're pioneering new horizons in geospatial analysis and unlocking untapped potentials for our clients worldwide.”

Mosaic and Movella: Pioneering New Horizons Together

Mosaic has carved a niche in the market with its mobile mapping cameras, capturing 360º street view imagery with GPS coordinates and timestamps. The company's ambition to venture into gaming, animation for video games, VFX, and the film industry aligns perfectly with Movella's expertise and product innovations.

Movella brings to the table a 20-year legacy of innovation, particularly in IMU sensor technology, catering to a diverse range of sectors including entertainment, health, sports, and automation. The company's recent ventures into the surveying and mapping industry, complemented by Mosaic's technological prowess, set the stage for a partnership that promises to unlock new potentials across various industries.

Early Success and Future Prospects

The integration has already seen early success, with users lauding the enhanced capabilities for precise mapping and surveying applications. As both companies eye expansion into new markets, this partnership is poised to not only meet the current demands of the surveying and mapping industry but also explore untapped opportunities in entertainment, health, and beyond.

Source: Mosaic

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