Fully Integrated High Density 3D Laser Scanning and Digital Imagery Mobile Mapping System

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IP-S2 HD Mapper Features:

  • High Density, Long Range LiDAR sensor for ultimate visual detail
  • High Accuracy IMU and DMI Odometry for positional accuracy and reliability
  • Geo-referenced, Time-Stamped, Point Clouds and Imagery
  • 360 Camera for Spherical Image Capture
  • Powered Retractable Mounting System

Sample 360 IP-S2 Image

Integrated Positioning System

Topcon’s IP-S2 HD Mobile Mapping System overcomes the challenges of mapping linear features to a high level of accuracy. Accurate vehicle positions are obtained using three technologies: a dual frequency GNSS receiver establishes a geospatial position; an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) tracks vehicle attitude; and connection to external wheel encoders obtains odometry information. These three technologies work together to sustain a highly accurate 3D position for the vehicle even in locations where satellite signals can be blocked by obstructions such as buildings, bridges, or tree lines.

IP-S2 HD components

IP-S2 HD Mapper Components

The IP-S2 HD Mapper features a rotating LiDAR sensor with 64 internal lasers that capture targets up to a range of 100 meters. The sensor's 360 horizontal field of view provides full coverage of scan areas with a 30 vertical field of view to minimize laser shadowing. A six-lens digital camera system produces 360 degree spherical images at user-defined time or distance intervals. Five optional single-frame cameras can be added for focused, forward-facing views. Topcon's High Density HD Mapper system produces the highest-density point cloud available in mobile mapping systems today.

IP-S2 Software


Spatial Collect software is supplied with the IP-S2 systems to control data collection operations. The vehicle operator can clearly see his path and on a geographic map. Spatial Collect also provides status information about all system components.

Geoclean Workstation integrates data  from the inertial measurement unit (IMU), the GNSS receiver, and the wheel encoders of  IP-S2 systems. GPS post processing with local base or reference station data can be performed for high-accuracy trajectory computation.

Optional software is available for a variety of applications such as:

  • Roadway Asset Management
  • DTM and Contouring
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Volumes
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Telecommunications
  • Pipelines
  • Railways
  • Homeland Security
  • Disaster Management

The following deliverable files can be created:

  • DXF,DWG, PLS-CADD and ESRI Shape Files
  • Photo Digital Images

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The IP-S2 HD Mapper provides fast, high accuracy, high density data and dynamic imaging for any linear mapping project. The vehicle-mounted system collects data at normal roadway travel speeds. Safety is improved by removing data collection personnel from vehicular travel areas.


IP-s2 HD Specifications
Tracking 40 satellites, all-in-view, L1
Low Signal Tracking Down to 30 dBHz
Cold Start < 60 sec
Warm Start < 10 sec
Reacquisition < 1 sec
Advanced Firmware Function Up to 30 g’s of dynamic multipath mitigation Co-Op tracking
Real Time Position & Raw Data Up to 20 Hz update rate
RTCM SC104 v2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.0 Input/Output
NMEA 0183 v2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 3.0 Output
Type Honeywell HG1700
Data Rate 100MHz
Gyro Bias/Drift Rate 1°/hr, 3°/hr
Input Supply Voltage Continuous 12-14 VDC with approximately 50 amp draw.
System power consumption Approximately 300W
Size 56 x 27.5 x 49 in (1422 x 699 x 1245 mm)
Weight approx 180 lbs.
Operating Temperature -10 C to + 40C
Encoder TTL quadrature input
Ethernet 100 Base-T
USB 2.0 Host input/output
RS-232-/422 Up to 2 Mb/s
High-speed Digital I/O (x4) LVDS 400 Mb/s
360 degree spherical IEEEE-1394b digital video camera system
Imaging Sensor Six (6) ICX204AQ 1/3” 1024x768 progressive scan CCDs
Data Output 15 FPS uncompressed 8bpp Bayer-tiled data
30 FPS JPEG compressed 8bpp Bayer-tiled data
Frame Rates 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 FPS
Optics Six (6) 2.5mm focal length high quality micro lenses
Gain Automatic/Manual Gain modes, 0 to 26dB
Shutter Automatic/Manual Shutter modes, 0.06ms to 33.3ms @ 30 FPS
Resolution 4.7 megapixels



Promotional Videos

3:20 min.

Data-collection at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK for the CyArk 500 project

0:51 min.

See where reality meets the road – Here's an animated demonstration of data collected by the IP-S2 in downtown San Francisco.

2:01 min.

Fast-paced promotional video highlighting the main features of Topcon’s mobile mapping system, the IP-S2.

2:50 min.

IP-S2 mounted on an ATV and used to map a golf course.

Product Videos

4:19 min.

See how Topcon’s IP-S2 has changed the face of mass data collection as it drives through streets collecting millions of points a second, allowing you to do survey work right from your desktop.

6:38 min.

Topcon's visionaries map out the future of mobile data collection.


7:47 min.

Until now, it’s been nearly impossible to accurately map electric utilities in rural America.  See how GeoNav used the IP-S2 to collect data rural Colorado.



IP-S2 HD Brochure
August 01 2012

Data Sheets

Asset Inventory Management from Mobile Mapping - Data Sheet
December 03 2012

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