Mobile Laser Scanning System RIEGL

Mobile Laser Scanning System (MLS) designates the acquisition of 3D data by means of one or several laser scanners mounted on a mobile platform. The goal of mobile laser scanning is the recording of 3D data of object surfaces by taking the following requirements into account:

  • time-efficient data acquisition in expanded target areas
  • automatic registration of 3D data in a common coordinate system
  • high resolution and high accuracy of the registered data




Riegl VMQ-1HA


Riegl VMX-2HA






In general, a Mobile Laser Scanning System comprises:

  • at least one Laser Scanner, providing a 2D line scan mode
  • an IMU/GPS System which measures the position and orientation of the mobile platform within the world geodetic system WGS84. The differential GPS System consists of a stationary base station and a so-called rover on the mobile platform
  • a Software aimed at merging the geometric profile information (laser scan data) with the position and orientation data of the scanning platform
  • a rigid and shock absorbing Mobile Platform
  • optional synchronized digital photo camera(s), mounted on the same platform




Riegl VMZ


Riegl VMX-Rail






Both RIEGL 2D and 3D laser scanners are ideally suited for mobile mapping applications. In order to register scan data acquired from moving platforms, such as boats, trains, road and off-road vehicles, the laser scanner is supplemented by position and attitude sensors, for example GPS (Global Positioning System) and IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). All RIEGL scanners are rugged and fully portable instruments, tested under strict conditions for a reliable performance even under highly demanding environmental conditions.




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