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 the 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 providing the highest resolution to visualise every corner of the city. With a new generation 2 MHz pulse rate LiDAR, this sensor breaks all conventional barriers of urban mapping.
The newly developed Leica MFC150 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 increase the shutter speed and decrease the aircraft speed to control image blur.
- Two nadir 150 MP cameras (RGB & NIR)
- Four oblique 150 MP cameras at 45° (RGB)
- Backside illumination (BSI) CMOS chip
- Mechanical forward-motion-compensation (FMC)
- Customised low-distortion lenses
- A choice of three focal lengths for low, 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
The CityMapper-2 is the best equipped airborne solution in the market for highly-productive creation of 3D digital twins of cities. The sensor transforms how we digitise the world we live in and allows you to create the most detailed geospatial base layer including 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.