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Sanborn Advances Indoor Mapping

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Monday, April 14th 2014
Sanborn | Colorado Springs, Colorado


Sanborn Advances Indoor Mapping

SPIN Robotic Mapper a Leap Forward for Highly Accurate 2-D and 3-D Building Interior Mapping

April 11, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO - Move over R2-D2! Designed exclusively for indoor mapping applications, the robotic Sanborn Platform for Indoor Mapping (SPIN) is a compact, easy-to-use, self-navigating system that generates preregistered spatial data in near real time.

SPIN delivers better than 3cm accuracy with a resolution as fine as 1cm as it records more than 200,000 measurements per second. With a 270-degree field of view, the LiDAR-based system generates unprecedented 3-D detail while maintaining a Class 1 Eye Safety Rating.

“Indoor environments pose unique challenges for laser scanning with traditional static systems,” says Sharad Oberoi, Ph.D., Sanborn technical development manager and head of the R&D team that designed and built SPIN. “SPIN navigates autonomously in close-quarter environments and yields highly accurate results 20 times faster than a static system.”

SPIN overcomes the time- and resource-consuming constraints of static systems by traveling at speeds of up to 50cm per second. The platform generates 2-D floor plans and 3-D models of unknown indoor environments without preplanned trajectory programming. It can avoid obstacles—including humans—in real time without intervention, and requires no targets within the scene.

Processing time for a 2-D floor layout is approximately equivalent to scanning time, while 3-D point cloud processing requires approximately 2.5 times scanning time. Dual LiDAR sensors synchronize with an onboard 3-axis digital gyroscope, odometer and integrated depth camera to produce superior 3-D scene models. The output product is delivered in standard formats—LAS, ASCII and BIN.

Sanborn will demonstrate the SPIN platform next week, April 15-17, at the annual SPAR International 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference at the Broadmoor Hotel & Resort, Colorado Springs, Colo. Visit booth 611 to learn more.

About The Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn is a preeminent leader in the exploding geospatial industry, delivering state-of-the-art aerial and 3-D mapping solutions to customers worldwide. Using cutting-edge technology, Sanborn specializes in high-quality aerial, mobile and indoor LiDAR mapping, aerial orthophotography, 3-D modeling and visualization, oblique aerial imagery, image processing and software development. The firm currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft across the United States. Sanborn’s technology advantage, innovative image processing expertise, a local presence nationwide and project management proficiency deliver unmatched value to its global customers.

Image: Sanborn will demonstrate SPIN at the SPAR International 3D Measurement and Imaging Conference during exhibit hours April 15-17 (Broadmoor Hotel & Resort,

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