Reporter 79

A Message from the President

We’ve spoken a lot about Digital Realities – from what they are to what can be accomplished with them. For every successful project,it’s critical to have a true digital representation of the real world at the core.Let’s take Digital Realities to the next level, though, and integrated technologies for even greater interactions and engagement.

In this edition you can read how Mexico City’s New International Airport, known as the ‘Airport of the Future,’ is a great example of such digital representations made from integrated technologies. The Consortium IUYET, involved in the construction of the airport and a connecting railroad, used a wide array of laser scanning, GNSS and digital measurement tools to produce 3D models resulting in a safer and smarter facility.

ZOM, a leading residential developer in the U.S., discovered how construction documentation from Multivista is a simple and highly efficient process with online accessiblity. For its latest development, a luxury apartment complex in Miami, ZOM was able to digitalise operations and share the valuable progression data to the entire ecosystem of capital partners, architects, contractors, inspectors and other stakeholders involved in the project.

Our HxGN SmartNet, the GNSS correction services built on the world’s largest reference station network, is bringing the construction industry closer to achieving its full digitalisation potential. Recognising efficiency and productivity gains, contractors are able to operate in complete Digital Realities connected to their stakeholders.

With the inspiration and desire to pursue what is possible in the future, you are now empowered to reach that next level of Digital Realities.

Advancing industries. Progressing technologies. Evolving business. This is what we’re dedicated to, and we look forward to having you along with us for this journey. Enjoy your read.


Juergen Dold
President, Hexagon Geosystems


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Harbour to City Scape

From Harbourscape to cityscape

3D machine control in use for the transformation of Aarhus inner harbour from industrial harbour to urban space.

Mountain Calls

The mountain calls

Using an UAV to measure the depth of a lake in Switzerland



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UAV Mines

UAVs in mining

An in-depth look into the use of UAVs in mining environments

Capturing Reality on the go

Capturing reality on the go

Alessandro Nuzzo, Product Line Manager for Mobile Mapping at Leica Geosystems, explains new technology.

Mobile Mapping At High Speed

Mobile mapping at high speed

Surveying a rail network with the Pegasus:Two in the United Kingdom

Concept to Feasibility

From concept to feasibility in aerial mapping

Use of Airborne LIDAR Bathymetry for Coastal Hydrographic Surveying in France

Point cloud and 3d model of a railway bridge with a train

Advancing Mexico's transportation infrastructure

Performing fast and continuous data capture with SiTrack:One in Mexico

Preserving Mankind's Past

Preserving mankind's past from mother nature's quakes

Laser scanning for historical documentation in Uzbekistan

Building a precise Monitoring Network

Building a precise monitoring network

Leica Monitoring Solutions provide precise positioning for critical infrastructure in the United Kingdom

Paper Maps to Laser Scanners

From paper maps to laser scans

Hands-on HDS training while preserving an alma mater’s heritage in the Phillipines

GNSS Netowrks

Force Multiplier

Forward-thinking contractors are signing up for network subscriptions in record numbers

BLK 360

The Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner

Describing the new compact and easy-to-use 3D imaging laser scanner

Overcoming Blues of Construction

Overcoming the BLUes of construction documentation

Construction documentation for the building of multi-family housing in the USA

Going Below to Protect Above

Going below to protect the above

Underground survey for archaeological artefacts using Ground Penetrating Radar in the United Kingdom

Digitalising Construction

Digitalising construction

New cloud solution and web interface helping to digitalise the construction industry

Getting Smarter About Laser Scanners

Getting smarter about laser scanning

New laser scanning software simplifies point cloud processing

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