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NavVis sets new standard in SLAM precision

By [email protected] - 21st March 2018 - 09:29

NavVis has announced new mapping software that significantly improves the accuracy of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology in indoor environments, such as long corridors. The software update will be available for users of the NavVis M3 Trolley and will significantly improve the accuracy of the resulting maps and point clouds. NavVis’ mobile mapping system, the M3 Trolley, builds upon SLAM to increase speed and efficiency when scanning buildings. SLAM is a technique originally developed by the robotics industry that is now increasingly being used in surveying and autonomous driving technologies. The innovative NavVis Precision SLAM technology significantly reduces drift error and improves the SLAM accuracy. This is particularly evident in cases where complementary techniques such as loop closures cannot be deployed if, for example, the building’s layout does not allow for it. Precision SLAM even improves accuracy when SLAM anchors are used to incorporate ground control points into the mapping process.