LIVERMORE, Calif. – Topcon Positioning Systems announced that it recently signed a data license agreement with Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
The agreement authorizes Autodesk to use Topcon’s IP-S2 3D Mobile
Mapping System data sets in the advertising, marketing, training and
distribution of their software where desired. The IP-S2 datasets are in the form
of extensive geo-referenced, colorized point clouds.
Topcon is a member
of the Autodesk Developer Network, and provides sample data to assist in
targeted software product development.
The IP-S2 features dual-frequency
GNSS tracking, high-accuracy IMU integration and odometry for fast, safe data
collection at a cost well below conventional ground mapping
Typical applications of the IP-S2 are:
-- 3D Mobile
mapping and surveying;
-- Roadway condition assessments;
Railways, Utility Corridors, Waterways;
-- Homeland Security; and
Charles Rihner, vice president of Topcon’s Emerging
Business Unit, said, “We are excited to provide the IP-S2 datasets to Autodesk
as we believe it enables them to highlight the many features of their software
in a way that reflects their customer’s current and future
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
(TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and
solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil
engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. TPS’
parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange – 7732), was founded in
Topcon Provides IP-S2 3D Dataset to Autodesk for Promotion
March 2, 2010