SLAM: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) is a mobile mapping system developed during the 1980s. Today’s SLAM systems deliver survey-grade point cloud quality and enable high quality mapping of construction sites and buildings. SLAM technology enables rapid data and imagery acquisition in indoor spaces with excellent results. Martinez Geospatial uses the NavVis VLX 2nd Generation wearable mobile LiDAR system to ensure high-quality indoor scans that enable precision mapping.

Maneuverable and Precise Simultaneous Localization and Mapping

Simultaneous localization and mapping systems such as the NavVis VLX used by Martinez Geospatial offers many benefits.

Using the SLAM system, we can:

  1. Map indoor areas where traditional terrestrial laser scanning equipment encounters problems
  2. Preserve details while removing noise
  3. Detect and remove dynamic objects
  4. Create 2d drawings and 3d models
  5. Prevent the equipment operator from entering the field of vision
Technician wearing SLAM Mobile LiDAR

SLAM offers an excellent option to traditional scanning for indoor areas. The final output provided by Martinez Geospatial offers photorealistic mapping of the project environment. These deliverables are easy to measure as well as intuitive to navigate and explore.

“Bridging the gap between the physical and digital world, NavVis enables service providers and enterprises to capture and share the built environment as photorealistic digital twins.”
Source: NavVis product sheet

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Choose Martinez Geospatial for Experienced, Client-Focused Project Deliverables

Some spaces are easier to scan than others. Choose Martinez Geospatial when experience matters. We offer fast, portable, and accurate interior laser scanning and mobile mapping services for architectural, engineering, construction, and facility management projects.

Martinez Geospatial excels at producing innovative solutions tailored to your project needs. Our experts provide high-quality, detailed, and accurate 3D digital models. Using the NavVis system ensures that our models are easy to measure and navigate.

Our client-centered philosophy follows a consultation approach to determining project needs and client expectations. While you may have the NavVis system in mind for your project, let’s talk further about your specific project goals. We may have other technologies that can meet project requirements and exceed your expectations.

Features of the NavVis VLX SLAM System

  • Relative accuracy of point cloud 8mm
  • Control point support
  • Range Max. 100m
  • Points per second 2 x 300,000
  • Image resolution 4 x 20 megapixel
  • Indoor use

When Is the NavVis SLAM System a Good Choice?

The NavVis SLAM system is a good option for mapping indoor spaces where traditional laser scanning faces challenges.

These applications include:

Construction projects such as building renovations, historic building preservation, as-built record drawings of MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) components and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, construction site monitoring, and facility management.

Energy and utility projects, including mapping and modeling power generation plants, boilers/chillers, wastewater treatment plants, and mines.

Transportation projects, including airports, bridges, transit stations, and maintenance facilities.

Forestry projects, including tree inventories.

Ready to explore how the NavVis VLX system can add exceptional 2D drawings and 3D models to your project?

Contact Martinez Geospatial to learn more about NavVis laser scanning and receive a project price quotation.

Martinez Geospatial

2915 Waters Road, Suite 100
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-686-8424
Fax: 651-686-8389