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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