Getmapping, through its South African subsidiary Geosense, has launched Mobile Mapping surveys to the southern African market.
Geosense, based in Cape Town, provides world class survey services across sub-Saharan Africa and has undertaken imagery and LiDAR projects in numerous countries including; Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho, all in addition to their core base in South Africa.
Its range of survey solutions has recently been extended with the addition of a Leica Pegasus:Two Mobile Mapping System which enables the rapid and simultaneous collection of both high-resolution panoramic imagery and high-density point cloud data from a moving vehicle. As the system is vehicle independent it can easily be mounted on cars, trains and boats - its versatility makes it a competent mapping solution across multiple applications.
The Pegasus Two enables Geosense to carry out high quality, extensive topographical surveys, with no traffic management required, which significantly reduces the risk to staff. As the system is vehicle mounted, surveys are also undertaken at a higher speed than those undertaken by foot. This means the survey can be carried out in less time and at a fraction of the cost of a tradition survey. The captured 3D geospatial data has far reaching uses across numerous sectors within southern Africa including infrastructure, mining, utilities and local government.
“In conjunction with our aerial survey capabilities, Geosense is in the position to offer our clients across southern Africa the latest in mobile mapping technology to assist with planning decisions for the future, whether this be for asset management, or large-scale transportation, utility and infrastructure projects”.Matt Murphy, Managing Director, Geosense