Trimble has created a next-generation Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution (TIMMS) that produces fast and accurate maps of the more difficult-to-navigate indoor spaces. It translates them directly into 2D and 3D models of structured interiors.
"The new Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution has been designed with greater emphasis on ease of use. It is very easy to maneuver, lift, ship and operate,” says Louis Nastro, director of land products at Applanix, a Trimble Company. “Our extensive experience with a broad range of projects with the previous generation TIMMS has led to a number of enhancements in data collection, processing and workflow management — making an indoor mapping project a seamless experience for users both pre- and post-mission."
TIMMS 2 provides both LiDAR and spherical video, enabling the creation of accurate, real-life representations of interior spaces and all of their contents. The maps are geo-located, meaning the real world positions of each area of the building, and its contents are known and can be easily placed and oriented in a wide area model.
The new generation is smaller, lighter and more easily maneuverable than its predecessor. It can negotiate even the tightest of corners, closets and catwalks and can be easily carried up and down staircases where no elevator is available for travel between building levels. Fully compatible with POSPac MMS, Applanix’ market-leading post-processing suite, TIMMS data can be presented in a variety of ways, including integration into Trimble Business Center and many other infrastructure management or CAD packages.
Because of its increased efficiency, speed and ease-of-use, TIMMS 2 is a high-productivity indoor mapping solution for large or small areas, multi-level, industrial or commercial spaces. Users can obtain holistic 3D indoor geospatial views of all kinds of infrastructure including public buildings, industrial facilities, transportation hubs, retail spaces, entertainment venues, and residential property.
Maps and models of the spaces can be used for activities including revenue management and space planning, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, and historical building conservation and preservation. In addition, the base map provides a platform on which building owners and managers can serve location-based services.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.