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Mobile Laser Scanning


Mobile Laser Scanning is the process of capturing geospatial data from a mobile platform, and the fills the gap between terrestrial and aerial laser scanning.


Geocomp International deploys the Sabre Surveys Mobile Mapping System to collected point cloud data and imagery of route corridors such as highway networks, railway systems and urban areas. From the mobile platform, we can capture data while travelling at speeds of up to 70 km per hour and capture high density point clouds from an terrestrial Faro scanner.


The highly flexible 3D mobile mapping system can be mounted on almost any moving vehicle from cars, trolleys (e.g railways) and boats. It comprises of high definition 3D laser scanners and can achieve sub-centimetre accurate geo-referenced survey data. This data can be processed into CAD and GIS systems. The inclusion of 360 degree imagery makes it possible to create 3D models when combined with the point cloud data captured by the laser scanner.


Our mobile mapping surveys are a great fit for road and highway projects (including as-built surveys for refurbishment, new builds and asset management) but can also bring many benefits to:

  • Railway infrastructure

  • Open cut mines and quarries

  • Urban mapping for planning

  • Flood plain studies

  • Coastal area mapping

  • Overhead power transmission line surveys

  • Heavy lift vehicle planning


  • 3D point cloud data

  • Laser intensity mapping

  • 360 degree photography



  • Rapid Laser Scanning data collection at full highway speeds without the need for traffic management or land closure.

  • Portablity of the system allows mobilization to a variety of platforms such as road, off-road, rail or water.

  • All require data point measurements can be captured in one survey, eliminating the need for additional survey costs.

  • Collates survey data faser than traditional terrestrial survey methods.

  • Data can be collected remotely day or night increase safety for project personnel and the general public.

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