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Indoor Mapping

Indoor Mapping

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The Trimble Indoor Mapping Solution (TIMMS) is the optimal fusion of technologies for capturing spatial data of indoor and other GNSS denied areas of all sizes and locations. It provides both LiDAR and spherical video of a facility, enabling the creation of accurate, real-life representations (maps, models) of interior spaces and all of its contents; every object in the interior space, including desks, chairs, stairs, and doors appear in the plan. The maps created are geo-located, meaning that the real world positions of each area of the building and its contents are known.

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Trimble Indoor Mapping Solution (TIMMS) is a high-efficiency, easy-to-use, end-to-end solution that provides tremendous flexibility in collecting, accessing, displaying, and analyzing 360° spherical imagery and LiDAR data. No matter what the specific application, the benefits are numerous:

  • Efficient, high-accuracy data acquisition of georeferenced spherical imagery and LiDAR data
  • Lower data acquisition cost for as-builts
  • Eliminated data re-acquisition costs
  • Reduced infringement on operations: Map over 75,000 square feet in a single day
  • Full customization available
  • Flexible Pricing Model: By selecting the right plan for your needs, your cost of acquiring facilities data is optimized. Options include:
    • Data-Only Option: Trimble, as a service partner, will collect, process, and deliver the facility data to you.
    • Lease: For users who require the system for a fixed period of time.
  • Numerous technical advantages, including:
    • Little or no LIDAR shadowing
    • Extended range of operations
    • Able to start mission anywhere… indoors or out, no need for GNSS.
    • Simple workflow
    • Long battery life
    • Extended modeling capabilities
    • Fully Customizable
    • Perform wide area mapping
    • Data can be leveraged with existing enterprise GIS systems

Interior Maps

Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution creates an excellent 2D floor plan which contains a level of detail previously unavailable. The 2D floor plans are accurate; precise measurements can be made, distances, angles, areas, and volumes can be exactly computed. TIMMS 2D floor plans are a snapshot of interior space at a given time. It has been specially designed to be maneuverable, enabling all interior spaces to be captured, allowing floor plans to be as complete as possible. The Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution is more than a 2D system. All data is acquired for 3D representation and modeling. Data can be rendered in a 3D viewer and the user can be immersed in the interior space.

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Spherical Maps

The Trimble Indoor Mobile Mapping Solution is optionally equipped with a spherical camera. The camera system cycles once per meter, thereby immersing a building in photographic images. All 360 degree image data is geo-referenced. Situational awareness for building security and event planning is greatly enhanced when the spherical camera data is made available to regional GIS data bases. 360 degree views of any interior space can be controlled by the user, enabling any perspective desired. The user can be immersed in a room and take in the surrounding area much the same way as if they were really there.

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Wide Area Indoor Mapping

The Trimble Indoor Mapping Solution provides the optimal method for obtaining detailed and comprehensive, georeferenced map data for private and public facilities with wide spatial extent.

With the Trimble Indoor Mapping solution it is possible to effectively collect and visualize large indoor spaces which extend over several city blocks. This provides federal, state, city, and private stakeholders a holistic, 3D indoor geospatial view of busy urban areas such as:

  • Airports, train stations and other transportation facilities.
  • Music halls, theaters, auditoriums and other public event spaces.
  • Government buildings.
  • High rise office and residential buildings.
  • Plant and factory facilities.
  • Above and below ground covered pedestrian concourses with platforms, corridors, stair locations and ramps.
  • Ingress and egress points.
  • Emergency accesses.
  • Connections between buildings and building levels.
  • Millions of square feet of interior space extending over entire cities.

Deliverables from TIMMS for urban mapping include:

  • A 3D LIDAR point cloud that is dimensionally accurate in real-world coordinates.
  • A 3D geo-referenced spherical camera data set for the entire captured area.
  • A set of in-building floor maps of the captured areas.
  • Easy intuitive map access for individual buildings and building spaces.

The result is a comprehensive 'common operational view' that enables increased effectiveness in the areas of facility management, public safety and real property issues in and around a complex infrastructure of buildings and surrounding areas. Never before has it been possible to aggregate so much interior urban data in a single view with drill-down capability.

Urban mapping for critical infrastructure such as airports, train stations, government buildings or other or public facilities can be created quickly and cost effectively; enabling managers across organizational departments from capital planning to emergency management personnel, as well as stakeholders such as transportation authorities, to leverage existing enterprise GIS systems and to make more effective decisions.

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