Positioning and Measurement
Positioning and measurement solutions to maximise productivity and accuracy.
Hexagon’s positioning and measurement solutions maximise productivity and accuracy. As an innovation leader, we tailor the latest technologies to various industries, providing the best results. A digital-first approach guarantees all users stay ahead of the curve.
For positioning and measurement activities, a fit-for-purpose solution is required. Hexagon provides several technologies that can improve productivity by adopting a digital-first approach.
Hexagon offers a complete portfolio of positioning and measurement solutions ranging from total stations, GPS/GNSS equipment to 3D laser scanning, mobile mapping and utility mapping and detection solutions and associated software. Our unrivalled product portfolio guarantees that a solution is available to embrace digitalisation.
Hexagons’ end-to-end workflow solutions help users process, report and share information more efficiently and accurately. Our positioning, measurement and reality capture technology can dramatically improve the way data is collected, managed, visualised and shared.
For over two centuries, Hexagon has pioneered innovation in optical instruments leading to today’s total stations. Functionality and productivity have progressed by leaps and bounds through continued innovations that fuse technologies.
From standard to the highest accuracy and from manually operated to fully automated, a total station is available for all applications. Over the years, measuring with a total station has progressed from measuring discrete points to measuring images and point clouds. With easy-to-use yet powerful onboard software and complementary office software, the total station is the most versatile and reliable measurement and positioning instrument.
Never has the choice of total stations been so plentiful. A fit-for-purpose total station is available for all, from the highest accuracy Leica TS60 for surveying applications to the Leica iCON iCB50 for construction layout that everyone on-site can use.
From the beginnings of GPS with post-processed data to the current multi-constellation GNSS and real-time results via HxGN SmartNet correction service, Hexagon has always provided positioning and measurement solutions.
Continuous innovation, productivity and versatility of GNSS systems have increased exponentially. As an innovation leader in GNSS sensor fusion, Hexagon developed the original GNSS antenna with integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to deliver true tilt compensation for measurement and positioning. We created the world’s first GNSS sensor with integrated IMU and camera that enables visual measurements of points that can’t be reached with the pole tip.
Modern measurement equipment represents a significant investment. The lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) is of great importance when deciding to invest. Lowest purchase cost doesn’t always represent the best value for the user or the entire company. Hexagon provides a fit-for-purpose, high-value GNSS for everyone.
3D laser scanning technology replicates the physical world and turns it into a digital twin or a virtual environment. Hexagon has a broad range of 3D laser scanners: the Leica ScanStation P-Series for highest survey-grade accuracy and longest range, the Leica RTC360 for highest productivity and the Leica BLK360 for tight locations and interiors.
Hexagon's focus on autonomy also extends to laser scanning with the autonomous flying laser scanner, the Leica BLK2FLY, and the autonomous laser scanning module for robots, the BLK ARC.
A 3D laser scanning solution is available to fit the needs of any project, creating a digital twin of the physical world that can be kept up to date with real-time information from sensors and artificial intelligence.
Once a digital twin has been created with outstanding speed and the highest quality, the twin can be optimised with office software like Leica Cyclone, TruView and CloudWorx to visualise, extract, analyse, collaborate and share, enabling you to get the most out of high-value deliverables.
Hexagon’s mobile mapping solutions are positioned for applications that require long- and short-range mobile mapping, delivering the highest levels of detail in data collection for digital twin creation.
The solutions are designed for asset management and construction of road, rail and critical infrastructure, the oil, gas, electricity and mining industries, smart city and building modelling and simulation applications, as well as for environmental monitoring of coastal erosion and canals.
With several years of experience, Hexagon’s innovative mobile mapping technologies have converged into a unique product line covering multiple platforms for many application scenarios and use cases. Leica Pegasus TRK Neo, the vehicle-based system, is complemented by the wearable Leica Pegasus:Backpack and the revolutionary hand-held Leica BLK2GO.
We’re climbing the automation curve
Our transition to Intelligent automation is accelerating. Ultimately, our innovations will give rise to new technologies and applications - many of which we’ve yet to imagine. Today, every Hexagon solution is mapped and tagged according to its level of automation, so customers can clearly track our progress towards the freedom of autonomy.
Human performs all tasks, no data being used
Human is in charge of performing tasks but certain functions are automated to simplify control
Some tasks are automated so that operation can be autonomous for short periods (or within specific circumstances)
Autonomous operation is possible within certain bounds, but human intervention may be necessary at short notice
Designed to complete required tasks autonomously, but may require human intervention if circumstances change beyond specific bounds
Control tasks automated under all conditions, but human may request to take over; can complete all expected tasks without human intervention
Our sustainability influence
Our solutions create meaningful improvements in quality, efficiency, productivity, and safety – the antidotes to the status quo of waste, pollution, diminishing margins, and increased risk. Explore the highlighted products helping industry address environmental challenges in land, air and water.
Products that make an environmental impact in forest monitoring, material reusability, farming or water usage.
Products that make an environmental impact in renewable energy, noise pollution elimination and e-mobility.
Products that make an environmental impact in saving our oceans, reducing pollution and increasing access to clean water.