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Fly when you can. Drive when you must.

A multi-platform LiDAR for geospatial survey scanning from air to ground.

The Fly & Drive is a versatile, land vehicle or UAV-mounted, mobile mapping system that combines high-resolution laser scanning and precise positioning to collect geo-referenced pointclouds.

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  • Precision3 cm
  • Accuracy2.5 cm
  • Typ. flight speed10 m/s
  • Max. AGL altitude140 m
  • Laser rangeSurveyor Ultra: Up to 300m
  • Laser scannerSurveyor Ultra: Hesai XT32M2X
  • GNSS-Inertial solutionSurveyor Ultra: SBG Quanta Micro
  • Scanner field-of-viewSurveyor Ultra: 360° x 40.3°
  • Echoes per shotSurveyor Ultra: Up to 3
  • Shots per secondSurveyor Ultra: Up to 640 000
  • Scanning frequencySurveyor Ultra: Up to 20 Hz
  • WeightSurveyor Ultra: 0.98 kg (2.2 lbs) batt. excl.
  • SizeSurveyor Ultra: L 153 x W 113 x H 117 mm
  • AutonomySurveyor Ultra: 1.2 hour typ.
  • Power consumptionSurveyor Ultra: 20 W
  • Operating temperatureSurveyor Ultra: -10 to +40 °C
  • Typ. driving speed25-50 km/h

A variety of mission profiles

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Multi-scope mobile (ground) and UAV (airborne) mapping systems

The system can be deployed rapidly on road vehicles as well as on all types of UAV (multicopter, traditional, and VTOL fixed-wing).
This flexibility allows you to expand your range of applications (e.g. vertical elements or no-fly zones), which will increase your return on investment and thereby decrease the system’s payback period.
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Mobile mapping & aerial survey using the same LiDAR

Here’s what’s included

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Fly&Drive knowledge base

Discover our solutions by reading about our users’ experience in the field.

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LiDAR point clouds basics
LiDAR Point Cloud Basics

This article explains what LiDAR point clouds are and how they are used for 3D mapping applications. Learn the basics of LiDAR point clouds!

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Understanding LiDAR Scanners

LiDAR scanners are used for capturing 3D point clouds. But how do they work? This and more are explained in the article below, which covers the operating principle of different LiDAR scanners and explains how distance measurements are transformed and combined into 3D point clouds. These provide the basis for many 3D mapping products used for different industry applications.

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Easy swapping from land vehicle to UAV

The Fly & Drive car pod can be mounted to most land vehicles. The specially designed bracket allows for smooth and quick swapping from the car pod to any UAV. Thanks to predefined configurations, go from UAV to mobile mapping in 2 clicks.

Data generation in a few clicks

Handle your pointclouds with our own, all-in-one software solution. Extract, process, and display data immediately after flight acquisition.


Increase your productivity with our software suite

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A helping hand every step of the way

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Advanced calibration

All our systems are calibrated before shipment and come with a calibration certificate. The system is also pre-configured for Drive mode. Be ready to fly your system as soon as you receive it!

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On-site training

YellowScan delivers complete training to new customers. The training is provided over 2 days and can take place at your premises or online.

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Technical support

Our 1 year unlimited technical support from our experts enables you to confidently undertake your projects, whether you are new or experienced in the field.

Technical support

A high-frequency laser scanner for high point density

The new and improved second-generation Surveyor Ultra integrates Hesai’s XT32M2X scanner, ideally suited for high-speed and long-range needs due to its high-density specifications.

Discover our Surveyor Ultra

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Precision positioning using high-end GNSS and IMU coupled system

The YellowScan Surveyor Ultra integrates the Applanix APX-15 IMU, a high-performance Direct Georeferencing solution for improved efficiency and accuracy.


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