Geoscan 401 Lidar

Geoscan 401 Lidar
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Geoscan 401 Lidar

The unmanned aerial system provides prompt digital terrain models development — even for forested areas

Flight endurance
Flight endurance
up to 40 minutes
Survey area per flight
Survey area per flight
0,74–1,7 km2


Geoscan 401 Lidar system with an AGM-MS laser scanner and a Sony A6000 camera

System description

The Geoscan 401 Lidar system is designed for laser scanning and upcoming development of digital terrain models or models of particular objects. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can take off from a 5 m radius site, operate within confined space and accurately bend round terrain. It carries an AGM-MS laser scanner with inbuilt GNSS-receiver and an option of connecting up the Sony A6000 camera. Such combination gives an opportunity of simultaneous carrying out the aerial photographic surveying and laser scanning. In order to increase accuracy and detail of 3D objects, dense point clouds created on the basis of both survey method can be compounded.


Геоскан 401 Лидар


High productivity

System is able to be airborne for 40 minutes and develop a speed of 50 km\h. UAV performs aerial photo survey of 1,7 km2. per one flight.


Lidar effectively generates dense point cloud even within forestry area and guarantees accurate terrain reconstruction. Simultaneous work of photo camera and lidar provide creating highly detailed 3D models.

Convenient operating

Specialized well-adjusted autopilot developed by Geoscan arranges customer’s tasks fulfillment requiring no alignment or refining. Software makes operation easy and safe.


Manoeuvring system follows any complicated route providing accurate bending round the terrain and steers the course even at wind speed 12 m/sec in fully-automatic mode.


Vertical launch and landing make drone suitable for using in a tight city space or in a thick forest. Smart battery covered with special shell guarantees fail-safe operating at temperature range from – 40 to +40 °С (arctic option).

Key application fields

  1. Engineering and geodetic surveying
  2. infrastructure facilities modeling
  3. conditioning of roads and railways
  4. Data generation for geoinformation and computer-aided engineering systems of various purpose

The Geoscan 401 Lidar system effectively carries out the aerial survey of vertical surfaces (building faces), forests, areas with large-statured trees or high level difference (cast mines, mountainous areas). Laser scanning in accordance with designated route is performed automatically. Survey data can be used for developing geotagged orthophotomaps, 3D and digital models of terrain.

Depending on client’s goals complex can be equipped with AGM-MS1 or AGM-MS3 laser scanner.

AGM-MS1 laser scanner

Cost-effective highly precise laser scanner used on UAV can be operated together with external photo camera or thermal imaging camera.

  • Data acquisition rate: up to 600 kHz;
  • Range: up to 200 m;
  • Range accuracy: 3 cm;
  • Spatial accuracy: 3–5 cm;
  • Operating temperature: -10 ... +55 °C.

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AGM-MS1 laser scanner

AGM-MS3 laser scanner

Highly precise laser scanner used on UAV can be operated together with external photo camera or thermal imaging camera.

  • Data acquisition rate: up to 600 kHz;
  • Range: up to 200 m;
  • Range accuracy: 3 cm;
  • Spatial accuracy: 3–5 cm;
  • Operating temperature: -10 ... +60 °C.

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AGM-MS3 laser scanner

Geoscan 401 Lidar
equipped with AGM-MS3 laser scanner

Этапы работ

Work stages

  • Aerial survey using laser scanner and photo camera
  • UAV flight kinematics processing
  • Balancing point clouds on the air route
  • point cloud classification; orthophotomap and digital terrain model developing
  • Analysis, topographic maps and 3D models construction
Geoscan Planner


  • Agisoft Metashape
  • Terra Solid, GloudCompare and other
  • Navatel Inertional Explorer, AGM PosWorks Web
  • ScanWorks

Geoscan Planner. Software for flight assignment planning

Plan flights in a couple of clicks and use various flight modes. Just select flight area or upload it from the file. The program plans the flight assignment automatically, sends it to UAV during pre-launch preparation and monitors flight accuracy after the start.

Flight in automatic mode requires no permanent connection with laptop or direct involvement of operator. It guarantees task performance even if connection is lost and removes the human factor.

Output data examples

UAV specifications

Flight time
Flight endurance:

up to 40 min

Survey area
Survey area:

0,74–1,7 km2

Maximum wind speed
Maximum survival wind speed:

12 m/s

Flight speed
Flight speed:

up to 50 km/h


Folded: 71 × 20 × 19 cm
Unfolded: 150 × 150 × 56 cm

Minimum safe flight altitude
Minimum flying safety altitude:

from 25 m

Most efficient flight altitude
Most efficient flight altitude:

up to 160 m

Operating temperature
Operating temperature:

from -20 to +40 °С
(extra option extends operating temperature range to -40 °С)


electric / 4 pcs

Take-off / landing
Take-off / landing:

vertical, automatic, 5 m radius site

Laser scanner operating temperature
Laser scanner operating temperature:

from -10 to +60 °С

Laser scanner technical specifications

Model AGM-MS3.200 AGM-MS3.100 AGM-MS1.200
Scanning frequency Up to 600 kHz 300 kHz Up to 600 kHz
Maximum range Up to 200 m Up to 100 m Up to 200 m
Working long range Up to 160 m Up to 70 m Up to 160 m
Angle of view Up to 360 degrees Up to 360 degrees Up to 360 degrees
Scanning mirror rotation speed Up to 20 rps Up to 20 rps Up to 20 rps
Range accuracy 3 cm 3 cm 3 cm
Coordinate determination accuracy 3–5 cm 3–5 cm 3–5 cm
Sensor unit dimensions From 124 × 124 × 130 mm From 124 × 124 × 130 mm From 120 × 116 × 112 mm
Sensor unit weight From 1.25 Kg From 1.25 Kg From 1.1 Kg
Use temperature -10...+50 °c -10...+60 °c -10...+50 °c
Discreteness of GNSS receiver 20 Hz 20 Hz 20 Hz
Camera control from the system Geoscan/AGM Geoscan/AGM Geoscan/AGM
Measuring Instrument Certificate Yes Yes In progress

Default kit

  • Geoscan 401 Lidar UAV
  • AGM laser scanner (selected modification)
  • ScanWorks software for scanner data processing
  • 2 rechargeable batteries for Geoscan 401
  • Charger suitable for charging two batteries at once

Consultation on operating the complex is provided by Geoscan Support Service ([email protected]). Laser scanner service support is carried out by AGM Systems ([email protected]).


  • Sony A6000 20 mm camera with bracing to the AGM laser scanner
  • Double-axis mount with improved Sony DSC-RX1RM2 camera
  • Detailed consultation on applying software in office data processing (Agisoft Metashape Pro, Magnet Office tools). Consultation takes 2 working days
  • Data processing in Novatel Inertional Explorer, AGM PosWorks Web software

Equipment warranty

  • Warranty 1 year / 80 flights

Geoscan 401 is a multifunctional platform for various useful loads that provide wide range of system application fields.

UAV can be equipped with:
  1. AGM-MS1 or AGM-MS3 laser scanner

    — Laser scanning of areas or particular objects.

  2. Improved Sony DSC-RX1RM2 and DSC-RX1 RII cameras

    — Detailed aerial photo survey with GNSS georeferencing and capability of shots overlap adjustment with a view to later processing.

  3. Magnetometer Geoshark

    — Magnetic survey tagged to terrain features. Highly productive inspection of areas inaccessible for foot exploration.

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