Velodyne LiDAR, Yellowscan Roll out Real-Time Drone Mapping
Users can watch 3D maps generate in real time
Velodyne LiDAR Inc. and YellowScan are collaborating to bring the VLP-16 Puck and VLP-16 Puck Lite LiDAR sensors into YellowScan’s Surveyor. The partnership offers geospatial professionals a turnkey LiDAR system for UAV projects.
“YellowScan is known for its commitment to providing reliable and easy-to-use sensing solutions for the UAV industry, which make the VLP-16 Puck sensors an easy choice for the Surveyor system,” says Erich Smidt, executive director Europe at Velodyne LiDAR. “The VLP-16 Pucks are some of our newest offerings, with significant effort put into reducing weight while maintaining the resolution and reliability expected of Velodyne’s industry-leading LiDAR sensors."
By combining its LiveStation app with the real-time 3D data capture capabilities of Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors — both featuring a 360-degree horizontal field of view (FoV), 100-meter range, and weights of 830 grams and 590 grams respectively — YellowScan delivers a turnkey Surveyor system that can be mounted to any drone for short-time data processing needs. The result is a real-time, in-flight LiDAR monitoring platform. Users can see how the final map is being generated in real time during the drone mission, and the basic map datasets available immediately after the mission.
“YellowScan Surveyor, the turn-key LiDAR solution integrating Velodyne’s advanced VLP-16 sensor, enables mapping professionals to do more in less time thanks to tremendously high density and accurate measurements acquired from UAVs,” says Tristan Allouis, CTO at YellowScan.
About Velodyne LiDAR
Founded in 1983 and based in California’s Silicon Valley, Velodyne LiDAR Inc. is a technology company that specializes in real-time LiDAR sensors. Since 2007, Velodyne LiDAR has emerged as a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of real-time LiDAR sensor technology used in a variety of commercial applications including autonomous vehicles, vehicle safety systems, 3D mobile mapping, 3D aerial mapping and security.
YellowScan designs, develops and produces UAV mapping solutions for professional applications. Fully integrated, ultra-light and easy to use, the automated data collection tools are used by customers around the world in fields such as surveying, forestry, environmental research, archeology, corridor mapping, civil engineering and mining.