Mobile Mapping

The Trimble MX9 mobile mapping system in the field

With demands from industry to provide massive 3D data sets representative of large swaths of infrastructure, Cansel has committed to providing Trimble's premium vehicle-mounted mobile spatial imaging systems. These systems, comprised of high-speed laser scanning and high-resolution imaging, allow the users to collect accurate, geo-referenced spatial data at highway speeds. This safe, frictionless mapping technique will forever transform the way you capture data on large-scale projects. It is a short step from here to create 3D models in Trimble’s ecosystem of collaborative software solutions.

These easy-to-use vehicle-mounted data capture systems, together with a complete field-to-finish workflow, will get your projects done in record time. Cansel’s Professional Services imaging specialists will train you and support your efforts to transform your high-density point clouds into striking and reliable deliverables to meet and exceed your project requirements in any format you require.

Not every project requires the same accuracy, right? With this in mind, there are several Trimble Mobile Mapping Systems from which to choose. So, whether your interest is in capturing immersive imagery to create a mapping-based street view application or you are looking to undertake precise survey and engineering projects, Cansel has a Trimble mobile mapping solution waiting to be discovered.

The Trimble MX9 mounted on a vehicle
Trimble Mobile Imaging


  • Fast deployment, data capture, and analysis
  • Highly efficient, proven analysis workflows
  • Versatile, operational flexibility
  • Optimize staff utilization
  • Outstanding performance, low cost of ownership
  • Field to finish, complete workflows


  • Rapidly collect enormous amounts of highly accurate, geo-referenced spatial data, and transform it into information-rich 3D models
  • Plan, design, build, and maintain modern infrastructure, while maximizing safety and effectiveness
  • Process terabytes of immersive imagery and point clouds for entire cities, highway networks, rail systems and utility corridors collected at highway or railway speeds, often in a single pass

Choose which mobile mapping solution is right for you

Trimble MX7
Trimble MX7
Trimble MX50
Trimble MX50
Trimble MX9
Trimble MX91
System Specification
Weight (Sensor Unit) 11.3 kg 23 kg 37 kg
IP Rating (Sensor Unit) IP65 IP64 IP64
Operating Temperature 0 °C to +35 °C -10 °C to +50 °C 0 °C to +40 °C
Storage 2 TByte SSD 2 TByte SSD2 2x 2 TByte SSD2
Spherical Camera Available Available Available
MP 30 MP (6 x 5 MP) 30 MP (6 x 5 MP) 30 MP (6 x 5 MP)
Field of View 90 % of full sphere 90 % of full sphere 90 % of full sphere
Focal Length 4.4 mm 4.4 mm 4.4 mm
Planar Camera
MP - - 12 MP X each camera
Field of View - - Side cameras: H: 47.6° V: 35.9°
Backward camera: H: 82.9° V: 65.9°
Laser Scanner Not Available Dual Laser System Dual Laser System
Effective Measurement Rate - 320 kHz; 960 kHz 600 kHz, 1 MHz, 2 MHz, 2.5 MHz, 3 MHz, 3.6 MHz
Field of View - 360˚ 360˚
Scan Speed - 240 scan/sec 500 scan/sec
Laser Precision - 2.5 mm @ 30 m 3 mm
Laser Range Accuracy - 2 mm 3 mm
Maximum Range, Target Reflectivity > 80% - 80 m 475 m5
Embedded Trimble GNSS-Inertial System AP15 AP20 AP60 AP60
Accuracy—No GNSS Outages (Post Processed)7        
X, Y Position (m) 0.020 0.020 0.020 0.020
Z Position (m) 0.050 0.050 0.050 0.050
Velocity (m/s) 0.015 0.005 0.005 0.005
Roll and Pitch (deg) 0.025 0.015 0.005 0.005
Heading (deg)8 0.060 0.025 0.015 0.015
Accuracy–60 sec GNSS Outage (Post Processed)7        
X, Y Position (m) 0.800 0.320 0.100 0.100
Z Position (m) 0.200 0.130 0.070 0.070
Roll and Pitch (deg) 0.050 0.020 0.005 0.005
Heading (deg)6 0.200 0.030 0.015 0.015
  1. Table contains parameters that describe Trimble MX9 Dual Head system.
  2. 4 TB SSD is available as an accessory.
  3. Included in a standard Trimble MX50, Dual, AP20, Spherical+. For Trimble MX50, Dual, AP60, Spherical+ GAMS is available as an option.
  4. One sigma values, with DMI option, post-processed using base station data. Typical performance. Actual results are dependent upon satellite configuration, atmospheric conditions and other environmental effects.
  5. At effective measurement rate 300 kHz.
  6. At 300 kHz and 500 kHz Laser Pulse Repetition Rate PRR.
  7. With DMI option.
  8. With GAMS option, 2 m baseline.

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