Tuck Mapping Partners with Vexcel Imaging and RIEGL for New Airborne Solution




Press Release


For Immediate Release


March 15, 2018




        Tuck Mapping Partners with Vexcel Imaging and RIEGL for New Airborne Solution!





Tuck Mapping has created a new airborne mapping solution using components from Vexcel Imaging and RIEGL!


Tuck Mapping has paired their new RIEGL VQ-780i with the Vexcel Imaging UltraCam Falcon Mark 2 to create a high resolution/high accuracy product that allows Tuck Mapping’s clients the best of both worlds: simultaneous photogrammetry and LiDAR scanning.


The RIEGL VQ-780i is a high performance, rugged, lightweight, and compact airborne mapping sensor. This versatile system is designed for high efficient data acquisition at low, mid, and high altitudes, covering a variety of different airborne laser scanning applications from high density to ultra wide area mapping. The system provides clutter-free LiDAR point clouds with high accuracy, excellent vertical target resolution, calibrated reflectance readings, and pulse shape deviation for unsurpassed information content on each single measurement.





The RIEGL VQ-780i



The Vexcel Imaging UltraCam Falcon Mark 2 is a large format digital aerial camera system that delivers optimized productivity and superior image quality. The system is ideal for capturing big areas in a short time by offering customers a versatile platform for their diverse aerial imaging projects. This is done through the choice of two focal lengths and the integration of all system components into the sensor head. This camera system is ideal for projects requiring high forward overlap at higher aircraft speed, is highly reliable, and produces highly detailed, accurate and stunning photogrammetric images.



The Vexcel Imaging UltraCam Falcon Mark 2



The combination of the two systems from the manufacturing partners will enable Tuck Mapping to meet the specifications of both the imagery and point density while flying at one altitude—simply put, the best solution to meet the needs of their clients. This new system developed by Tuck Mapping has shown their creativity and forethought in anticipating and meeting their clients’ needs, as well as again proving that they are a leader in adopting the newest cutting-edge technology for the mapping industry.



About Tuck Mapping:


For over 30 years, Tuck Mapping Solutions, Inc. (TMSI) has been a leader in the aerial mapping industry, recognized for innovation and creativity in providing solutions to meet needs of their clients. TMSI provides surveying and mapping solutions with an emphasis on aerial applications. Their staff of trained professionals has successfully completed tens-of-thousands of projects since the company’s formation in 1985, delivering services such as digital and conventional aerial photography, orthophotography, LiDAR acquisition and processing, LiDAR classification, volumetric calculations, conventional and GPS surveys, cross-section surveys, aerial triangulation, and digital eleva
tion models. TMSI epitomizes their Appalachian heritage through hard work and an unwavering focus on quality and customer satisfaction. TMSI professionals are trained to anticipate client needs, to offer valuable advice, and to provide strategic solutions. Their company culture fosters an environment of innovation and individual success. Although TMSI has significant capacity and capabilities, it has official designation as a Virginia “small business” and is located in a Small Business Administration certified HUBZone area.


About Vexcel Imaging:


Vexcel Imaging Inc. is a leading provider of geospatial data and services and mapping products. At the core of the business is the industry-leading line of UltraCam digital aerial and terrestrial camera systems widely adopted by aerial mapping firms worldwide. The UltraCam portfolio provides a range of imaging systems including photogrammetric nadir camera systems, combined nadir and oblique image capture systems, and high-altitude wide-area mapping systems. For terrestrial collection, the vehicle-based UltraCam Mustang mobile mapping system captures a street-level perspective, and the UltraCam Panther collects high-resolution imagery, video and LiDAR via a portable 3D reality mapping system. Vexcel’s aerial and terrestrial systems, coupled with the UltraMap workflow software, offer geospatial data organizations and geospatial data users with highly accurate but cost-effective nadir, oblique and streetside data.


About RIEGL:


RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions.


RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for almost 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.


RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.


RIEGL’s various 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing ”Innovation in 3D” for the LiDAR industry.


From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.


Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria, main offices in the USA, Japan, and China, and by a worldwide network of representatives covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa.