Mobile Mapping

What is Mobile Mapping?

Mobile mapping refers to the collection of geospatial data using mapping sensors mounted on moving platforms such as cars, marine vessels or airplanes.

Mobile mapping systems utilize GNSS technology combined with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) to enable the rapid and accurate calculation of continuous 3D position, velocity and attitude (roll, pitch and yaw). It is critical that all GNSS position and INS attitude data is time synchronized to the mapping sensors to enable the direct and precise mapping of landscapes, objects or features.

NovAtel’s tightly coupled SPAN® GNSS/INS technology is utilized by many in the mobile mapping industry to ensure that the highest quality GNSS + INS data is available for reliable, highly accurate 3D position, attitude and velocity measurements at data rates up to 200 Hz. 

Waypoint® Inertial Explorer® is well integrated with NovAtel SPAN products and maximizes the performance of your GNSS/INS hardware by ensuring you get the position, velocity and attitude accuracy your application requires. Inertial Explorer also supports processing with third party IMU data and comes preconfigured with aerial, ground vehicle, pedestrian, and marine processing profiles. Inertial Explorer supports an external DMI, heading updates, external coordinate and velocity updates along with gyro stabilized mounts.