Leica CityMapper-2 High-Performance Urban Mapping Sensor
For fast and efficient digitisation of cities, this hybrid oblique imaging and LiDAR solution provides the highest productivity and unmatched data accuracy
The need for accurate aerial data in metropolitan areas goes beyond traditional data products because the fast-changing urban environments require more frequent and hence more efficient updates of geospatial base layers.
The Leica CityMapper-2 is specifically designed for airborne urban mapping and offers twice the data collection performance to addresses this urgent need for 3D data. The world’s only hybrid oblique imaging and LiDAR airborne sensors, captures two nadir (RGB/NIR) and four oblique 150 MP images every 0.9 seconds offering highest resolution to visualise every corner of the city. Together with a new generation 2 MHz pulse rate LiDAR, this sensor breaks all conventional barriers of urban mapping.
The newly developed optical system is equipped with Leica Geosystem’s unique mechanical forward-motion-compensation (FMC), which allows to capture high quality imagery even in difficult lighting conditions with no reduction in efficiency, unlike traditional camera systems that have to decrease shutter and aircraft speeds to control image blur.
- Two 150 MP nadir cameras (RGB & NIR)
- Four oblique 45° RGB cameras
- Backside illumination (BSI) CMOS chip
- Mechanical forward-motion-compensation (FMC)
- Customised low-distortion lenses
- A choice of two focal lengths for standard and high-altitude operation
- 2 MHz pulse repetition frequency
- Gateless Multiple-Pulses-in-the-Air (MPiA)
- 3 cm range accuracy
- Oblique scan pattern
- Even point distribution across data set
- USGS LiDAR quality Level 0 data from up to 2 km altitude
CityMapper-2 is the best equipped airborne sensor in the market for highly-productive creation of 3D digital twins of cities, transforming the way the industry enables the digitisation of the world we live in and allowing you to create the most detailed geospatial base layers such as orthophotos, point clouds, 3D building models and meshes, all from one single flight.
Newly developed hybrid oblique imaging and LiDAR sensor for highly-productive creation of 3D digital twins.
Hear John Welter, President of Geospatial Content Solutions at Hexagon, talk about the key benefits of the Leica CityMapper-2.