Velodyne Lidar announced that Techmake Solutions is including the company’s sensors in its Eagle X mapping and surveying system. The lightweight lidar sensor from Velodyne will provide Eagle X unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a high-resolution image that allows users to accurately measure and analyze any landscape.
The Eagle X system is customizable to fit customer requirements for range, accuracy, weight, point cloud density, and budget. It delivers considerable ease of use because the system is controlled, from set-up through operation, via a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
Further, Eagle X provides these devices with a streaming real-time image of a geo-referenced point cloud, while simultaneously generating and saving a map of the area. Users will receive automatic updates by connecting their system to a Wi-Fi network in the future.
Ing. David González P., CEO, Techmake Solutions, commented, “We created a lidar mapping system that integrates several hardware components, including Velodyne sensors, and software we developed. The result is Eagle X, which makes lidar mobile mapping more accessible than ever before in our region.”
Techmake Solutions said that Velodyne’s lidar sensors’ performance, lightweight, and compact form factor has helped them design an easy-to-use system that can be configured to fit a company’s specific mapping needs.
“Industry leaders rely on Velodyne’s rich computer perception data to provide high-performing mapping systems in a compact solution,” said Mike Jellen, President and CCO, Velodyne Lidar. “Techmake has developed a strong and hard-earned reputation for delivering customized projects and has built on this position by providing an exceptional, user-friendly lidar mapping experience with Eagle X.”
The Eagle X system will be introduced in 2019 to address aerial-mapping system needs within the fields of geography, surveying, topography, and natural resource management in Mexico, Central America, and South America.