Hexa­gon’s geosys­tems divi­sion announced the intro­duc­tion of the Leica Con­tentMap­per, an inno­v­a­tive and high-per­for­mance sen­sor for large-scale geospa­tial map­ping. This sen­sor is the lat­est gen­er­a­tion cam­era with a band­width of 40,000 pix­els, deliv­er­ing supe­ri­or per­for­mance by cap­tur­ing high-res­o­lu­tion images at unprece­dent­ed speed.

This Leica Geosys­tems air­borne sen­sor was com­mis­sioned by the HxGN Con­tent Pro­gram, the world’s largest library of aer­i­al imagery and ele­va­tion mod­els, to ensure max­i­mum aer­i­al image col­lec­tion effi­cien­cy. The new cam­era deliv­ers twice the res­o­lu­tion at the same flight para­me­ters as pre­vi­ous sys­tems and main­tains top flight speeds, pro­duc­ing high­ly accu­rate and detailed images even in chal­leng­ing light­ing con­di­tions.

Con­tentMap­per uses the inno­v­a­tive Leica MFC150 opti­cal sys­tem in a cus­tom con­fig­u­ra­tion. A high-per­for­mance met­ric CMOS cam­era deliv­ers greater accu­ra­cy with cal­i­brat­ed, pur­pose-built lens­es for RGB and near infrared (NIR) oper­a­tion. Each of the inte­grat­ed opti­cal units has inde­pen­dent mechan­i­cal trans­la­tion­al com­pen­sa­tion (FMC) and takes advan­tage of Leica Geosys­tems’ lat­est advances in selec­tive sharp­en­ing and auto­mat­ic col­or cor­rec­tion.

“We are build­ing the fun­da­men­tal high-tech aer­i­al and LiDAR imag­ing com­po­nents and data ecosys­tem that will pro­vide our cus­tomers with more capa­bil­i­ties to meet today’s and tomor­row’s require­ments,” said Leighton Hobbs, Direc­tor of Aer­i­al Pho­tog­ra­phy Prod­uct Line at Leica Geosys­tems.

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