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Maptek previews I-Site 8820 at AIMS conference

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Maptek has previewed the soon-to-be-released I-Site 8820 long-range laser scanner on the first day of the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) conference in Sydney, Australia.

The Maptek I-Site 8820 long-range laser scanner increases the range, data acquisition speed by 20% and range accuracy by 25% on the previous model, as well as featuring a new modular design that means the system can be configured to match site survey requirement.

An integrated high-resolution panoramic digital camera is included for geotechnical and geological mapping, while an in-built survey grade telescope allows for traditional backsight workflow. The new modular design allows customers to save on these options if they are not essential to their survey requirements.

The scanner is controlled from a wirelessly connected tablet PC, which allows users to define scan parameters, resolution and scan rate, as well as set up and define naming using conventional survey standards. Multiple scans can be queued for maximum efficiency – a feature Maptak calls a “real advantage for geotechnical applications”.

The controller also records all of the data, enabling the user to preview and validate, as well as identify any gaps in, the data.

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