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Leica Unveils TerrainMapper-3 Sensor for Airborne LiDAR Mapping

HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, Mar 4, 2024 – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, introduces the Leica TerrainMapper-3 airborne LiDAR sensor, featuring new scan pattern configurability to support the widest variety of applications and requirements in a single system.

Building upon Leica Geosystems’ legacy of LiDAR efficiency, the TerrainMapper-3 provides three scan patterns for superior productivity and to customize the sensor’s performance to specific applications. Circle scan patterns enhance 3D modelling of urban areas or steep terrains, while ellipse scan patterns optimize data capture for more traditional mapping applications. Skew ellipse scan patterns improve point density for infrastructures and corridor mapping applications.

The sensor’s higher scan speed rate allows customers to fly the aircraft faster while maintaining the highest data quality, and the 60-degrees adjustable field of view maximises data collection with fewer flight lines. The TerrainMapper-3 is further complemented by the Leica MFC150 4-band camera, operating with the same 60-degree field of view coverage as the LiDAR for exact data consistency.

Thanks to reduced beam divergence, the TerrainMapper-3 provides improved planimetric accuracy, while new MPiA (Multiple Pulses in Air) handling guarantees more consistent data acquisition, even in steep terrain, providing users with unparalleled reliability and precision. The new system introduces possibilities for real-time full waveform recording at maximum pulse rate, opening new opportunities for advanced and automated point classification.

The TerrainMapper-3 seamlessly integrates with Leica HxMap end-to-end processing workflow, supporting users from mission planning to product generation to extract the greatest value from the collected data.

“We recognised the critical need for an efficient, fully configurable solution to support multiple LiDAR applications in a single system,” said Layton Hobbs, Airborne Product Line Director at Leica Geosystems. “With its exceptional accuracy and versatility, and cutting-edge technology, the Leica TerrainMapper-3 opens up a world of possibilities and it’s a game-changer for a data-driven future.”

About Leica Geosystems

With more than 200 years of history, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, is the trusted supplier of premium sensors, software and services. Delivering value every day to professionals in surveying, construction, infrastructure, mining, mapping and other geospatial content-dependent industries, Leica Geosystems leads the industry with innovative solutions to empower our autonomous future.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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