Our latest drone, the DJI Matrice 300 RTK shown here with the Emesent Hovermap SLAM based LiDAR.  Hovermap’s smooth integration with the latest DJI Matrice 300 RTK allows our team to extend the capabilities of the drone significantly, providing robust collision avoidance and accurate LiDAR mapping.
ForestTECH 2020 Conference Rotorua - Hovermap

Hovermap is a smart mobile scanning unit which can be handheld or mounted to a drone to provide autonomous mapping in challenging inaccessible areas. Equally capable above ground or underground, indoors or out, Hovermap is our complete mobile LiDAR mapping solution.  Hovermap’s quick-release mechanism makes it easy to switch from drone to handheld use, enabling the collection of critical data both in the air and on the ground, with the ability to automatically merge the results. With this powerful combination, you’ll be on your way to capturing LiDAR data like never before.   Here is an example of capture over our head office here in Rotorua, New Zealand.  Colourisation of the LiDAR scan also provides greater insights across a variety of applications, revealing previously hidden details in your critical infrastructure.

The Hovermap using Emesent’s world-leading Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) allowing mobile mapping even when GPS is unavailable.  Drones usually rely on GPS for localisation, navigation and flight control. Interpine’s Hovermap uses LiDAR data and advanced algorithms on-board in real-time to provide reliable and accurate localisation and navigation without the need for GPS.  This allows drones to fly autonomously in GPS-denied environments, enabling a host of new applications such as flying and mapping in underground mines, inside warehouses or industrial sites, inspecting underneath bridges, and within dense forest environments. Where GPS is available the data is georeferenced using the RTK system on the DJI Matrice 300 RTK.

Interpine's Hovermap Velodyne LiDAR

Hovermap LiDAR Specifications:

  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) based LiDAR mapping: +/- 0.03% drift
  • LiDAR range: 0.4-100m
  • LiDAR accuracy: +/- 30mm
  • Mapping accuracy:  +/- 20 mm in general environments, +/- 15 mm in typical underground and indoor environments, +/- 5 mm for close-range scanning
  • Angular field of view: 360° x 360°
  • LiDAR data acquisition speed: 300,000 points/sec
  • Maximum data capture travelling speed: Vehicle: 40km/hr  Drone: 5m/s  Underground: 2m/s
  • Outputs: las, laz, ply, dxf full resolution point clouds, decimated point clouds, trajectory with intensity, range, time, return number and ring number, (and RGB when processed with colourisation module).
  • Laser safety: class 1 eye-safe
  • Operating temperature: 0-50 degrees celsius

Reach out to our team and start collecting LiDAR over your assets in challenging environments.