Topcon Positioning Group has launched two new mapping kits for its Sirius Pro fixed-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS). The kits are designed to produce accurate solutions for automated mapping of construction sites, building facades, mines, quarries and disaster areas without regard to terrain.

Both systems include an enhanced MAVinci Desktop Flight Planning software upgrade.

The first new package, Sirius UAS City Mapping Kit, includes a Fuji X-M1 8-millimeter lens designed to better capture urban surroundings. “It allows the image capture of vertical facades such as buildings, infrastructure and construction sites,” says Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. “The upgraded flight planning software optimizes the planning, preparation and processing to automatically produce a textured 3D model. Additionally, the kit allows the acquisition of 3D models and orthophotos when flying below 50-meter altitude.”

The second new package, the Sirius UAS High Resolution Mapping Kit, comes with a Fuji X-M1 27-millimeter lens. “This package allows the collection of images at the highest possible resolution for applications such as construction site monitoring, survey and mapping topography,” Rihner says. “It allows operators to obtain higher resolution images at the same altitude as compared with a standard lens.”

About Topcon Positioning Group

Headquartered in Livermore, Calif., Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. Parent Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.