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New LiDAR System Expands Mobile Mapping Portfolio for Highway and Road Inspection

Trimble added to its mobile mapping portfolio with its new MX50 mobile mapping system for asset management and mapping. The vehicle-mounted mobile LiDAR system is a mid-range option for first-time mobile mapping users and experienced providers to expand their equipment fleet with precise, high-volume data capture technology that works in conjunction with Trimble’s geospatial software solutions.

Trimble MX50 Mounted
Trimble MX50 Mounted

The device is designed for highway and road inspection and maintenance organizations; city, state and local governments; public utilities; contractors; and survey companies wanting to expand their service capabilities. It provides clean and accurate data of ground surfaces.

The MX50 features profiling lasers for high-accuracy data collection, a 360-degree panoramic camera and a GNSS/IMU positioning system from Applanix. The system produces dense point clouds and immersive imagery for surveying and mapping accuracy, and works with Applanix POSPac, Trimble Business Center and the Trimble MX software suite. The MX50 also expands the company’s mobile mapping portfolio, which includes the widely adopted Trimble MX9 system for large scanning and mapping missions and the highly portable Trimble MX7 for capturing precisely positioned street-level imagery.

MX50 Visualisation_Back Perspective

“The Trimble MX50 reduces the complexity of mobile mapping while enabling users to be more productive and efficient in mapping and managing assets, and maintaining highways and roads,” said Jacek Pietruczanis, business area Director for Mobile Mapping, Trimble Geospatial. “Combined with Trimble’s complete software field-to-finish workflow, the MX50 enables users to take control of the data they have captured from the comfort and safety of their vehicle.”