Quanergy Systems Inc., a provider of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors and smart sensing solutions, says GeoCue Group Inc., a provider of LiDAR mapping solutions, has selected the M8 as the LiDAR sensor for GeoCue’s True View 410 drone mapping system.
Unveiled in June 2019, the True View 410 is a drone LiDAR/video fusion sensor that includes all software required for data post-processing, as well as final-product creation. Featuring Quanergy’s M8 LiDAR sensor, dual GeoCue mapping cameras, and an Applanix position and orientation system (POS), the drone produces high-accuracy 3D colorized LiDAR point clouds.
“Quanergy and GeoCue have developed one of the most sophisticated mapping systems on the market,” says Enzo Signore, CMO of Quanergy. “This dual LiDAR and camera mapping technology has the capability to produce detailed 3D color map images that rival photographs, yet provide surveyors with the 3D data points needed to make informed decisions.”
In testing multiple sensors for the True View system, GeoCue selected the M8 Ultra because of its superiority in range, point cloud density and accuracy. The sensor has a 120-degree field of view, and the True View Evo software system has a processing time of eight minutes for a typical 50-acre site from data-ingest to final 3D colorized point cloud. Data collected from the True View system were generated from three returns at 70 meters and clipped to +/- 40 degrees in the air with an accuracy of better than 5cm RMSE.
“We evaluated a series of sensors from LiDAR manufacturers for our general-purpose 3D imaging sensor, and none provided the range and accuracy that we saw from the Quanergy M8,” says Lewis Graham, president and CTO of GeoCue. “The M8 gives GeoCue’s True View system a clear advantage within the industry, and has allowed us to offer our customers the ability to capture incredible detail, from layout to elevation, for their mapping projects.”
The True View system is currently available for purchase or through a subscription-based rental program.