Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response

The world is seeing an increase in the frequency of major disasters. Whether of natural or man-made origin, a major re-think and re-evaluation is taking place on how to best manage the risks of such events. New technologies influence innovative emergency and crisis management concepts. Federal and local government agencies and private organisations require access to new solutions and reliable data to provide a quick response to disasters or security threats.

Our solutions support the day-to-day work of incident and rescue units as well as disaster control and management institutions helping to respond and minimise the risk and vulnerability to organisations, communities, and whole countries.



Preparedness and prevention

The first step towards emergency response planning is identifying and assessing the possible emergencies a country, region or organisation may face. The goal is to prevent serious disruption of the functioning of a community or society, because when a disaster hits, immediate response actions are required to prevent loss of life and analyse what happened. The ability to set up and quickly document an incident in minutes is critical to preparing response strategies, preserving life and preventing further damage.

With our 3D laser scanner, the Leica RTC360, incident response teams can capture entire environments and create accurate digital models of buildings and surroundings in a 130-metre range. The RTC360 solution creates a digital representation of the place in a few minutes and provides complete 3D documentation and visualisation. With the Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 software is possible to visualise environments in 3D onsite.


Protective actions for life safety

Hazardous and life-threatening situations can be mitigated when a proper plan is in place before they occur. Every country, community and facility should develop and implement an emergency plan for protecting civilians, rescue teams and anyone else, the so-called “protective actions for life safety” plan.

The Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 Quick Plan, the in-field tool can quickly create floor plans and models based on data captured with your scanners and Cyclone FIELD 360 software. This data can help, for example, the incident response teams with the building evacuation or finding shelters from severe weather, airborne hazards, such as a chemical release or possible acts of violence. The priority of all actions is always protecting lives.


Response and recovery in challenging conditions

When an emergency occurs, the priority is protecting lives. The second priority is the stabilisation and documentation of the incident even in adverse weather conditions and difficult to access terrain.

HxGN Content Program offers large-area aerial data being continuously updated and available 24/7 for streaming. For emergency and incident managers and commands, this means having the best available birds-eye view imagery to make the most informed decisions in emergency situations.

The Leica Pegasus:Backpack already proved many times to be an invaluable wearable mobile mapping solution to quickly, safely and easily capture inaccessible disaster areas in 3D on foot, therefore reducing the working time in the dangerous area. The BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner can be flexibly used by the emergency response teams indoors or outdoors. The BLK2GO creates a 3D digital twin while you walk through a space. It is one of the fastest and easiest ways to scan a large building, structure or even an environment helping a rescue and recovery action.


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Fast, agile, and precise 3D reality capture solution to create a digital twin of the environment




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Capture the scene with the Leica RTC360 and Leica Cyclone FIELD 360

With the RTC360 3D laser scanner any location can be captured at up to 2 million points per second in less than two minutes and pre-registered at the scene. With the Double Scan feature enabled on the RTC 360, automatically remove moving objects such as people or vehicles in your final point data.

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Manage and deliver the data with Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 and Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360

Captured scan data is visualised and pre-registered directly in the field in real-time with the Cyclone FIELD 360 app, allowing users to perform quality control and assurance of the data.

Quickly post-process 3D environments in the office with Cyclone REGISTER 360 software.

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Enable collaboration with Leica TruView

TruView point cloud visualisation software allows users to measure, integrate and collaborate based on the data or other evidence captured. Project collaborators can explore environments captured information captured with laser scanners presented as point cloud data, design models, mark-ups, and more.

 

Handheld 3D laser scanner with LiDAR and SLAM spatial awareness technology for capturing locations and incident scenes as you walk




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Capture scenes in 3D as you move with the Leica BLK2GO

The BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner is a lightweight, easy-to-use mobile mapping solution that’s ideal for building documentation or rapid-deployment disaster response. It combines two-axis LiDAR with SLAM spatial awareness technology and Visual Inertial System (VIS) technology to accurately track the scanner’s movement and simultaneously unify point clouds while recreating complex spaces with unprecedented speed.

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Manage and deliver the data with integrated BLK2GO software

Send your data into point cloud compatible software and create models, highly accurate 2D floorplans, perspectives and vantage points and other deliverables specific to your work. With the integrated Cyclone REGISTER 360 (BLK Edition) with automatic registration, precise visual alignment, easy clean-up, and multiple visualisation and export options, you can view, inspect, fly through your 3D point clouds, and deliver immersive visualisation of your projects.

 

Versatile and wearable mobile mapping solution for gathering location intelligence




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Wearable mobile mapping platform for indoor and outdoor 3D documentation

The Pegasus:Backpack is a disruptive wearable system enabling to capture realities faster, spending less time in the field and makes the data capture efficient. Capture critical point cloud data with high-resolution imagery in centimetre accuracy to make faster, well-informed decisions, increasing chances of survival and aiding reconstruction.

Use the point clouds and imagery to produce centimetre-accurate 3D models and maps of streets and buildings; floor plans and elevation models; 2D and 3D data of existing evacuation/egress routes, and more. These deliverables can be used in the analysis of existing above and underground emergency evacuation procedures and scenarios.

 

High-quality multispectral aerial imagery




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Leverage industry’s best sensor technologies and access the largest library of high-resolution aerial imagery with the HxGN Content Program

Our aerial imagery is continuously updated and available 24/7 for download or streaming, helping you to make the most informed decisions in emergencies. Use professional-grade cloud-free imagery for your assessment teams to ensure the right resources move quickly into action.

With high-quality imagery of 15 cm resolution in covered urban areas, operators can work with the best base map to help them make fast decisions, understand the best routes to dispatch an emergency crew and know where critical assets are located. Whether modelling floods or assessing damages, professional-grade aerial imagery provides a better understanding of the affected areas. Subscribe to the HxGN Content Program streaming services to access updated data based on a planned refresh schedule.

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Training first responders, paramedics, nursing staff, crisis management teams in VR

Discover how the German Red Cross is making digital training a reality using the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner and the Pegasus:Backpack mobile mapping solution.
Discover how the German Red Cross is making digital training a reality using the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner and the Pegasus:Backpack mobile mapping solution.

Protecting the Alpine Rhine Valley from flooding

Learn how 3D terrain modelling with the Leica Scan Stations P20 and Leica Total Station TS02 helped Swiss engineers and disaster risk managers to simulate scenarios and prevent flooding in the Alpine Rhine Valley.
Learn how 3D terrain modelling with the Leica Scan Stations P20 and Leica Total Station TS02 helped Swiss engineers and disaster risk managers to simulate scenarios and prevent flooding in the Alpine Rhine Valley.

Assessing earthquake damages with wearable reality capture

Mexico’s disaster management agency navigated, analysed and collaborated through the processed images and point clouds of collapsed buildings from an earthquake. See how data was captured and processed on the same day with the Pegasus:Backpack.
Mexico’s disaster management agency navigated, analysed and collaborated through the processed images and point clouds of collapsed buildings from an earthquake. See how data was captured and processed on the same day with the Pegasus:Backpack.

Why choose us

Peer-to-peer advice, consultancy and practical assistance. We are a partner trusted by public and private sector organisations, offering the broadest portfolio of geospatial tools, reliable service, and expertise.
Peer-to-peer advice, consultancy and practical assistance. We are a partner trusted by public and private sector organisations, offering the broadest portfolio of geospatial tools, reliable service, and expertise.

Applications

Our know-how serves Public Safety professionals worldwide and redefines the way law enforcement personnel manage incident and scene investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic mapping.
Our know-how serves Public Safety professionals worldwide and redefines the way law enforcement personnel manage incident and scene investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic mapping.

Solutions

Our solutions for reality capture, scene investigation or reconstruction, precise positioning and location intelligence give you the edge in creating your Forensic Digital Twin.
Our solutions for reality capture, scene investigation or reconstruction, precise positioning and location intelligence give you the edge in creating your Forensic Digital Twin.

Learning centre

Whether looking to move beyond traditional documentation methods or master your technology, our training resources support you in every step of your day-to-day job.
Whether looking to move beyond traditional documentation methods or master your technology, our training resources support you in every step of your day-to-day job.