Leica adds visual positioning to GS18 rover

By on 25 August, 2020

Leica Geosystems has rolled out the Leica GS18 I, a versatile, GNSS RTK rover with visual positioning.

According to Leica, the GS18 I allows users to capture points of interest from a distance and then measure points from the images in the field or the office.

Visual positioning technology combines GNSS, IMU and a camera. Leica says that it allows users to reach previously inaccessible or obstructed points safely and efficiently, and that due to its near real-time data processing, it allows surveyors to check the quality of their data while on site.

“GS18 I can help fill the data gaps common with traditional GNSS systems that often require supplemental field locations with a total station to complete an area being surveyed,” said Donald Smith, P.L.S., senior project manager and principal at BL Companies.

“Now you can have one piece of equipment to carry out several jobs onsite with fewer equipment setups,” he said.

In addition to visual point positioning, the GS18 I inherits all the functionalities of the GS18 T, including the ability to map and stake out points with either tilted or levelled pole.

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