TOPODRONE advances airborne bathymetric surveying with AQUAMAPPER launch at INTERGEO 2022 – sUAS Information – The Enterprise of Drones


Montreux, Switzerland – TOPODRONE, a Swiss based mostly designer and producer of high-precision LiDAR gear for set up on drones, autos and backpacks, launches AQUAMAPPER, a UAV-based resolution for bathymetric surveying and marine building. The brand new multitasking information gathering system and TOPODRONE LiDAR ULTRA gear have been efficiently used collectively for airborne surveying at a freeway building challenge in Romania, EU to ship a full digital twin of a studied space. 

AQUAMAPPER is a model new {hardware} developed in-house by TOPODRONE and contributes to an entire set of photogrammetry, LiDAR and bathymetry surveying options. This new product mounted on a UAV supplies a mixture of excessive velocity effectivity (as much as 14 km/h) and accuracy. It’s a PPK prepared resolution, suitable with DJI Matrice 300 RTK. The applying areas embody however are usually not restricted to an open sea bathymetric survey as much as 100m depth, amount survey and calculation of sediments, periodic upkeep survey of storage swimming pools. 

 TOPODRONE AQUAMAPPER and LIDAR ULTRA have been used for airborne surveying at “Autostrada Sibiu – Pitești, Secțiunea 2: Boița – Cornetu”, a European highway building challenge. It goals at constructing a freeway in one of many hardest terrain in Romania and contains 7 tunnels, 24 bridges and 18 viaducts. The drone LiDAR hall and bathymetric survey was carried out by Romanian GRAPHEIN TOPO SA firm to offer correct maps and up-to-date details about terrain stage, buildings, roads, energy line networks, cadastral boundaries and so on in addition to rivers. TOPODRPONE LIDAR ULTRA on board DJI M300 drone was used to seize laser scanning information from 100 – 120 meters altitude over rugged terrain forest space to cowl 32 km lengthy and 400 meters width hall inside 14 flights whereas AQUAMAPPER related to the identical DJI M300 drone carried out bathymetry survey over 6 river crossing. 

“The important thing benefit of the brand new bathymetric gear from TOPODRONE is the flexibility to seize a riverbed with centimeters stage accuracy with excessive velocity in absolutely automated mode and with out utilizing any boat. It permits us to work in onerous to entry and shallow water areas. The identical drone provider can be utilized for each LiDAR & bathymetry surveys. The mix of an echosounder, GNSS and Inertial measurement system helps to get correct outcomes after information publish processing,” Andrei Sueran, GRAPHEIN TOPO SA, explains. 

AQUAMAPPER is showcased at INTERGEO 2022. To study extra concerning the resolution go to stand #F2.029 in Corridor 2, October, 18-20, Essen or go to the web site


TOPODRONE ( is a Swiss based mostly designer and producer of high-precision lidar gear for set up on drones, autos and backpacks. TOPODRONE’s lidar options are used for mapping and 3D modeling in addition to forest and agricultural monitoring. Their superior post-processing software program supplies customers with easy-to-use progressive information processing workflows for automated information technology, georeferencing and alignment utilizing GNSS and IMU information publish processing, and SLAM algorithms.


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