Leica Geosystems Launches Mapping UAV Based on DJI M600

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has introduced the Leica Aibot, a mapping unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based on the DJI M600 Pro drone platform.

The new technology, developed in partnership with DJI, is designed for professional industrial applications, such as surveying, mapping and construction.

With high-definition imagery and 3D mapping, the new drone allows users to process and analyze millions of gathered data points and visualize the data to provide actionable information. The drone data can be combined with existing survey technologies, such as TPS, GPS and laser scanning, providing a more complete set of information.

“We are very excited to offer our robust and reliable DJI M600 Pro, along with our developer tools, to Leica Geosystems to empower survey professionals to get a truly efficient solution workflow with the best results and accuracy,” says Jan Gasparic, head of DJI Enterprise.

Throughout a project lifecycle of planning, designing and construction, Aibot provides easier access to critical information to perform volume calculations and monitor site progress, says Leica Geosystems. It is designed to provide a more transparent view of site progression and volume calculations to keep projects on schedule, the company adds.

“The Leica Aibot opens tremendous amounts of opportunity and helps the customers to speed up digitization of processes and to automate existing workflows,” says Valentin Fuchs, Leica Geosystems’ UAV product manager. “It enables customers to run businesses that are more efficient than their predecessors and be more profitable.”

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