Rapid, long-range mobile mapping for outdoor and large-scale interior applications
Kaarta Stencil 2 is a low cost, customizable mobile mapping platform for rapid mobile scanning; a computer small enough to fit in your hand but powerful enough to process and view any of the data it captures. Stencil 2’s integrated 3D mapping and real-time position estimation allows capabilities not possible with terrestrial laser scanning systems. Stencil 2 accurately maps exterior and large interior spaces quickly and easily with a range of up to 100 meters.
Kaarta Stencil 2-16 is a versatile low cost mobile mapping platform with a range of 100 meters and a data rate of 300,000 points per second. Stencil 2-16 can be hand carried, vehicle mounted or drone mounted for use across a wide variety of exterior and large interior applications.
Stencil 2-32 accurately scans ground level surfaces, mapping items such as curbs, manholes, signs, poles, and other features at a fraction of the cost of a Mobile Mapping System (MMS). Stencil 2-32’s integrated 3D mapping and real-time position estimation rapidly captures and processes data with a range of 100 meters and a data rate of 720,000 points per second.
Remotely control and view scanning operations
Stencil 2’s user interface and on-screen keyboard accessed on the included tablet makes real time operation easy, organized, and intuitive; giving users better control over scanning operations, parameter input, and file management.
Confidence Metrics provide immediate feedback on the quality of scans by signaling whether new scan data is registered properly in the existing map, estimating the likelihood of errors and allowing the user to increase the level of confidence by adjusting data collection techniques or adjusting parameters. Automated Floor Leveling/Sectioning algorithms identify floor structures and smart-scan leveling for better scans and reduced post-processing time. Floor Planner levels, rotates, and generates 2D images of slices of a point cloud.
Map without GNSS or other infrastructure…
Scanning beneath tree canopies, inside buildings, or in areas where GNSS is obscured? No problem. Stencil 2 doesn’t need GNSS or other infrastructure for fast, accurate, and low-cost 3D real-time simultaneous localization and mapping.
…or correct for drift across large areas with the aid of GNSS
Stencil 2 also records GNSS data for use in loop closure to georegister and geolocate datasets, correcting for drift and further enhancing the fidelity of large area scans.
Kaarta provides an optional GNSS receiver and bracket kit and integrates with other NMEA 0183 GNSS systems
Stencil In Action
At the heart of Stencil 2 is Kaarta Engine, Kaarta’s patent-pending advanced 3D mapping and localization algorithms. Kaarta Engine’s proprietary approach surpasses the drift error of alternative SLAM systems by an order of magnitude.
30° (+15° to -15°) vertical FOV
1600g (3.5lbs with lidar)
40° (+10° to -30°) vertical FOV
1800g (4lbs with lidar)