3D Point Cloud Mapping Software

About MAP IV Engine

MAP IV Engine is an advanced 3D point cloud mapping software that employs our proprietary SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) algorithm. This software can create highly accurate and realistic real-world representations in the form of 3D point clouds using data collected from 3D LiDAR sensors. In addition, we designed the MAP IV Engine to integrate and combine data from RTK-GNSS and IMU technologies to aid in public surveying efforts. With its cutting-edge capabilities, MAP IV Engine offers a valuable tool for businesses and academic researchers looking to create detailed and accurate 3D maps of real-world environments.

3D Map in Kinshicho powered by SEAMS and Map IV Engine

Applications of 3D Point Cloud Maps

3D point cloud maps are used in a wide range of applications due to their superior ability to represent real-world shapes compared to traditional 2D maps. Here are some notable uses:

Autonomous Driving and Industrial Robotics

Used for high-precision self-positioning, environmental sensing and motion planning. 3D point cloud maps enable reliable autonomous mobility in diverse environments such as roads, factories and offices.

Smart Cities and Urban Planning

Used as a digital foundation for 3D environments, helping smart cities realize more complex objectives.

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Manage pre- and post-construction surveys and track construction progress using 3D point clouds.

Infrastructure and Asset Maintenance

Used to monitor public infrastructure such as roads, tunnels, railways, power lines and industrial facilities such as pipelines and storage tanks.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

Incorporating 3D maps into Extended Reality (XR) applications elevates the user experience, delivering interactive content that resonates with the real world.

The Process of 3D Map Creation

Creating a 3D map involves two key steps, namely data collection and map creation, which are performed sequentially in a post-processing manner. The data collection phase is a critical process component and requires great attention to detail. We recommend using SEAMS, our comprehensive data collection system, designed to collect high-quality, multi-sensor synchronized data. By leveraging this system, users can ensure that their 3D maps are accurate, reliable, and of the highest quality.

3D Data Measurement System ‘SEAMS’
Alongside the ‘MAP IV Engine’, we offer our ‘SEAMS’ 3D Data Measurement System, designed to seamlessly complement its capabilities for thorough 3D data acquisition.

3D Data Measurement System ‘SEAMS’

Equipped with 3D LiDAR, GNSS, IMU and cameras, ‘SEAMS” reliably captures the essential real-world sensor data for 3D map generation.

3D Point Cloud Mapping Software ‘MAP IV Engine’

By processing the collected sensor data, it accurately converts real-world  environments into 3D point cloud data.

Key Features

Competitive Cost-Performance

Despite using relatively low-cost measurement systems, our “MAP IV Engine” mapping software offers accuracy that rivals that of Mobile Mapping Systems (MMS). It can generate maps compliant with Map Information Level 250 standards, which require a horizontal position standard deviation of 0.12m or less.

*The system’s accuracy may vary depending on sensor configuration and system operating conditions.

High Robustness Across Various Environments

With the integration of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), and vehicle speed odometry, it is feasible to generate exact 3D point cloud maps, even in challenging scenarios where traditional Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) systems would often degrade or fail, such as featureless open areas and places with monotonous landscapes like tunnels and staircases.

Rapid Point Cloud Processing

Leveraging the power of parallel computing with multi-threading and GPU acceleration, our system can process point clouds as quickly as the data is captured.

Measured data : 600sec / Processing time : 282sec

User-Friendly Interface

Designed for simplicity, our interface ensures easy operations, enabling users to generate 3D maps effortlessly without any specialized expertise.

Compatible with Various Measurement Methods

MAP IV Engine can process data acquired from multiple measurement platforms, such as vehicles, mobile robots, backpacks, drones, and other customized measuring systems. This versatility enables users to accomplish a broad range of use cases.

Delivery Methods

Licence Agreement

We provide annual licenses for on-premises deployment. Cloud-based services are currently under development. Trial versions are also available; please feel free to contact us.

Support System

Technical Support

Throughout the license duration, we provide comprehensive technical support for software usage.

Hardware Bundle Discount

Benefit from a bundle discount when purchasing both the MAP IV Engine and SEAMS together.

Key Features Overview

  • 3D Map Generation

    Generate 3D point clouds from measurement data of the environments. If GNSS data is available, it can also perform Geo-referencing to convert the resulting 3D point cloud maps to absolute coordinates such as MGRS and JGD2011.

  • Map merging

    Generate a consistent 3D point cloud map from data collected from multiple runs.

  • Map Update

    In dynamic environments where structures constantly change, our system identifies discrepancies between existing map data and newly acquired data, ensuring the map remains updated.

  • Point Cloud Coloring

    Apply RGB information from calibrated camera images to point cloud maps.

  • Automatic Point Cloud Noise Removal

    Utilizing point cloud segmentation, our system automatically filters out dynamic objects like vehicles and pedestrians that are considered noise from the point cloud maps.

  • Conversion from 3D to 2D Maps

    Slice a section of the 3D map at a specified height and convert it to a 2D map, which can be used in several applications such as indoor mobile robots.

  • Ground Control Point (GCP) Correction

    Incorporate coordinate data from high-precision measurement systems as constraint points to enhance the 3D map's accuracy. By refining the trajectory during data collection using these constraints, exceptionally precise maps can be generated.

  • Point Cloud Semantic Assignment

    MAP IV Engine can automatically categorize and assign significant attributes to individual data points, enabling it to detect and identify various features, such as road markings and objects, within a 3D environment. This powerful software tool is designed to streamline data analysis and enhance the accuracy and efficiency of complex mapping projects. By leveraging its advanced capabilities, organizations can extract valuable insights from large-scale datasets, making better-informed decisions and improving operational success.

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