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‘First-of-its-kind’ mobile 3D mapping system will scan 2 million data points a second

By GeoConnexion - 11th September 2023 - 18:54

The University of Bradford (UK) has taken delivery of the UK’s first Leica TRK700 Evo - a vehicle-mounted mobile mapping system capable of capturing two million data points every second to a resolution of 1mm. The state-of-the-art device will be used to expand Virtual Bradford, the digital twin of the city, which initially covered 1.5 square miles of the historic city center and has been expanded to cover Saltaire. The TRK is one of several new mobile mapping devices bought by the university through the AHRC CapCo scheme which paves a roadmap towards enhanced national capability for conservation and heritage science, amongst other applications. Further capabilities include a ‘BLK2FLY’ autonomous flying laser scanner and a ‘RTC360’ terrestrial laser scanner.

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