FIT ESIC and FIT CONSEIL, leading players in the French geographic information market, have purchased a StreetMapper mobile mapping system. Following extensive market research and system trials the companies, with divisions specialising in surveying and engineering, selected the StreetMapper system for its accuracy, reliability and flexibility. Developed by UK based 3D Laser Mapping the StreetMapper technology will help FIT ESIC and FIT CONSEIL develop their core businesses filling the surveying gap left by existing systems and solutions.
‘We have tested a number of mobile mapping systems over the past two years and conducted a detailed technical analysis of each one,’ commented Marc Daeffler, Director of the Engineering Division at FIT ESIC. ‘From this we have concluded that StreetMapper is undoubtedly the most accurate, stable and flexible system on offer.’
He continued, ‘Due to the size of our companies and our leading position, offering our clients this technology was a necessity not an option. StreetMapper will fill the gap between the other technologies and instruments we already use, for example airborne laser scanners and digital cameras, terrestrial laser scanners, GPS systems and total stations.’
The StreetMapper technology purchased by FIT ESIC and FIT CONSEIL will be used in a wide variety of applications including urban mapping projects, road, rail and air surveys as well as facility network mapping, asset inventories and monitoring. It is expected the high productivity of data collection, which allows extensive survey projects to be completed in relatively short time frames, will strengthen the company’s position within the engineering and surveying markets and open up many new opportunities.
Daeffler concluded, ‘In addition to our own market research we liaised with other users of mobile mapping systems. This has emphasised not only the technical expertise of the 3D Laser Mapping team but also their willingness to get involved, supporting clients when undertaking original or challenging survey projects. As new users of StreetMapper this gives operational advantages and peace of mind.’
StreetMapper has been specifically designed for the rapid 3D mapping of highways, runways, railways, infrastructure and buildings. Using vehicle-mounted lasers offering a 360-degree field of view, StreetMapper enables high precision mapping to a range of 300 metres, a capacity of 550,000 measurements per second per sensor and recorded accuracies in independent real world projects of better than 10 millimetres.
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