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Applanix introduces complete shoreline mapping solution
Date: Thursday, May 06, 2010 @ 10:00:00 EDT

Applanix introduces complete shoreline mapping solutionApplanix introduced today the latest LANDMark Marine mobile mapping solution, fully integrated to the industry leading POS MV and POSPac MMS georeferencing and motion compensation suite. LANDMark Marine enables the creation of seamless models of near shore environments by providing a highly accurate georeferenced point cloud which integrates with equivalent multibeam sonar data.

"This is a very significant advance for Applanix and our marine customers," said Peter Stewart, Product Manager of Marine Systems for Applanix. "Ports, harbours and other organizations involved in bathymetry and charting have long utilized multibeam sonar in order to measure, image and analyze the surface below the waterline. Using proven LiDAR capability, LANDMark Marine produces a point cloud which complements that multibeam sonar with proven LiDAR capability, enabling our customers to produce exceptionally accurate and seamless models of both above and below the waterline, all at a fraction of the cost and time of static methods. And, where access to the shoreline is difficult or dangerous, LANDMark Marine allows the acquisition of precisely georeferenced information from a safe and secure platform."
LANDMark Marine is a complete, integrated solution that comes ready to mount and operate on any marine vessel. Key components include a 2 axis laser scanner with built-in digital camera, complete control software for Windows-CE or XP / Vista, a boresighting software module for accurately and repeatedly measuring IMU to LiDAR misalignment angles, as well as a data extraction and coordinate system conversion utility for outputting point cloud data.

In order to capture detailed information regarding an area of particular interest, LANDMark Marine offers a unique "stop and stare" capability where, with the vessel held nominally static, a raster scan is carried out over a period of a few minutes, producing a particularly dense point cloud to enable detailed analysis.

The solution has application in a wide variety of scenarios including:

• Environmental monitoring (erosion, disaster mapping, change detection, habitat)
• Structural analysis (docks, vessels, bridges, O&G Platforms)
• Charting
• Port and Harbour Security
• As built surveys
• Coastal zone management
• GIS Source Data

LANDMark Marine is available immediately through the Applanix sales network.

This article comes from ROVworld Subsea Information

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