CHC Navigation introduces Alpha3D mobile mapper

November 12, 2018  - By 0 Comments
Photo: CHC Navigation

Photo: CHC Navigation

CHC Navigation has launched the Alpha3D Mobile Mapping solution, which provides a combination of sensor technologies and the company’s core GNSS expertise.

The Alpha3D is a high-performance, vehicle-independent mobile mapping solution that can capture mass data in continuously changing world environments, enabling geospatial professionals to get work done quickly and more accurately to increase their return on investment, the company said.

The Alpha3D can be mounted on a variety of platforms, including different type of vehicles, trains, railway trolleys and boats. According to CHC Navigation, it rapidly and efficiently collects high density, accurate point clouds and powerful image data. It also adds extra information from additional sensors, such as a high-resolution camera, thermal camera, echo sounder or extra profiler.

The Alpha3D combines high-performance hardware — including a long range, ultra-high speed, precise laser scanner, high-resolution HDR panoramic camera in combination with an advanced GNSS receiver and high-precision inertial measurement unit — in one instrument in a light weight, compact yet rugged design, said George Zhao, CEO of CHC Navigation.

“All theses features keep Alpha3D as one of most innovative system in market today,” Zhao said.

“With Alpha3D, users can collect more data faster and reduce time in the field more than 40 percent compared to traditional surveying instruments,” said Andrei Gobb, product manager of Mobile Mapping Solutions. “By combination of point clouds and high-resolution images, as well as information from additional sensors, there is no need to return to site for remeasurement.”

Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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