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50 T he 25th InterGeo trade show took place at the Messe Stuttgart in September 2019, with 705 exhibitors from 42 countries attracting more than 20,000 international attendees seeking geo-information and land management solutions. A host of new product launches and updates for unmanned vehicles, as well as mapping and navigation systems, were unveiled, reflecting the healthy and growing size of this sector. YellowScan attended the show to launch its new Fly & Drive integrated Lidar payload, for aerial and ground vehicles engaged in mobile 3D mapping and geo-referencing operations. The creation of the new system was spurred by end-user requests for a version of the company’s previous YellowScan Surveyor product for UAV- based 3D mapping that could be mounted on a car or similar vehicle, as well as a UAV. It was designed in partnership with MicroGeo, an Italian UAV topography group and equipment reseller which (among other contributions) designed the shell to allow the integration with a vehicle. “As well as fitting a specialised mounting bracket designed for quick installation on road vehicles with integrated shock absorbers, the dynamic modelling firmware in the IMU has been changed to one we selected for mobile mapping with the vehicles, multi-rotors and fixed-wing aircraft,” said Julien Bernard. “The GNSS antenna has also been upgraded, because land vehicles are more susceptible than UAVs to a loss of signal from and visibility of satellites, owing to their use amid trees and in urban canyons. So we went from a GPS/ GLONASS-compatible antenna to one December/January 2020 | Unmanned Systems Technology Map makers Various new solutions for unmanned aerial and ground-based survey were present at the Messe Stuttgart for InterGeo 2019 As this major show continues to grow in size and importance, Rory Jackson highlights some of the technology on display this year