Kaarta Hi-Res mobile mapping

  • June 10, 2020
  • imc

Pittsburgh based mobile 3D specialist Kaarta has launched a professional-grade mobile mapping platform, Stencil Pro. The platform is designed to map challenging environments at high speed and accuracy. Intended uses include road and rail mapping, and the system can be mounted on vehicles, locamotives, and ATVs.

Simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) allow it to operate in GNSS-denied areas such as underground, under canopy, or in urban canyons. It also incorporates GNSS to increase accuracy of street, corridor and rail mapping.

The system integrates the Trimble BD-990 receiver, AV-28 antenna and a range of other third-party GNSS antennas.

It supports positioning accuracy enhancements through live RTK/NTRIP processing as well as PPK corrections based on data provided by the NOAA CORS network or a user-supplied base station. GNSS positioning data is used to align and geo-register data, enhancing large area scans and long, linear scan paths.