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Create clean, georeferenced point clouds automatically with GeoSLAM Connect

Powered by the world’s leading SLAM algorithm alongside 3D visualization of your data, additional processing and filtering, workflow automation tools and integration into third party software applications. With the press of one button, your data will be automatically processed in GeoSLAM Connect, saved in a folder of your choice, and prepared for the next step of your workflow.

GeoSLAM Connect Features

What’s included in our software platform

RGB Colourization

RGB colourization is achieved using the ZEB Vision accessory with the ZEB Horizon. The workflow is divided into four simple processes: Process SLAM, Image Stitching, Image Positioning, and Colourization. These procedures can be completed within the GeoSLAM Connect interface without the need for separate geoscripts.

Point Cloud Measurements

Distances between individual points can be measured within the Connect Viewer. This feature is a standard tool on the interface and can be used on any dataset.

Data Classifiers

GeoSLAM Connect has a range of filtering tools to help users get the best results from their data. These include outlier removal, surface noise reduction and removal of unwanted points, all of which make point clouds look cleaner and more defined. All of these tools are accessible within the Connect interface and can be applied to any dataset.

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Automated Workflows
Data Import
Data Filtering
Data Management
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SLAM Environmental Pre-sets

Common data capture scenarios, such as UAV, outdoor, indoor, linear, and vehicle, have been characterized in Connect and data processing pre-sets for each environment have been defined. These can be selected at the beginning of the data processing stage allowing this process to be highly simplified.

GeoSLAM Connect - Stop and Go Georeferencing

Stop and Go Georeferencing

Known control points are captured during a scan and automatically compared and matched to the associated coordinates during the processing stage in Connect. A rigid and/or a non-rigid adjustment can be made to the dataset and an accuracy report is exported, highlighting how successful the transformation was.

GeoSLAM Connect - Open & Closed Loop

Closed and Open Loop Georeferencing

Both methods match the scan data from a ZEB Locate system with the GPS data collected from the antenna to georeference the point cloud. When a scan starts and ends in the same place, this is classed as “closed loop”. “Open loop” is when the start and end position of a scan are in different locations. Standard SLAM practices apply to both methods of data collection.

Open Loop SLAM for the ZEB Locate is available on request – let’s talk about it.

Stop and Go Alignment

Common static points are captured during several scans meaning that these datasets can be automatically aligned. A single point cloud is then exported as if the data was captured in a single scan.

There’s more to GeoSLAM Connect

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GeoSLAM Connect and Care come as standard with every ZEB laser scanner

With every ZEB sold, GeoSLAM Connect is part of the package.

The after sales package to get the most from your ZEB products. GeoSLAM Care comes as standard with every ZEB where you’ll be entitled to:

  • Hardware Support – Up to 3 years hardware warranty to ensure your ZEB is always performing at its best.
  • Remote Software Support – Unlimited software support from our expert engineers.
  • Software Updates – Access to new software releases and all the latest features.

Introducing GeoSLAM Beam

The next generation SLAM algorithm powering GeoSLAM Connect

What is SLAM?

Simultaneous Localization And Mapping – it’s essentially complex algorithms that map an unknown environment. SLAM means the data doesn’t need to use GPS co-ordinates, and so places that are traditionally hard to reach with GPS (like inside buildings and underground) are easy with GeoSLAM.

What makes our SLAM the best?

The SLAM technology used inside GeoSLAM products is developed and continually enhanced by some of the smartest people on the planet.

Our mobile LiDAR scanners make it really simple to scan – whether it’s outdoor to indoor or outdoor to underground, transitioning between environments is easy. Once your data is captured, it is then processed using GeoSLAM Beam.

What you can expect from GeoSLAM Beam

  • Accuracy – Our SLAM algorithm enables GeoSLAM scanners to achieve a level of accuracy that meets mapping requirements and exceeds other SLAM based mapping systems using the Velodyne VLP-16 sensor. Take a look at the Accuracy Report to learn more.
  • GeoSLAM Beam – The next generation SLAM algorithm that powers Connect.
  • Robust and reliable – Tried and tested in the hardest to scan environments. Indoors, outdoors and underground.
  • Data quality enhancements Tools and filters to automatically create clean, accurate point clouds.
  • The most successful SLAM for mapping Used by thousands of businesses around the world, it won’t let you down.
  • Powerful software Connect is next generation SLAM software with new features and filters and comes as standard with any new ZEB product or GeoSLAM Care subscription.
  • Environment pre-sets Optimized SLAM processing to suit your capture environment.
  • Pushing the boundaries of SLAM – Do more with your ZEB with open loop data capture now possible and easier than ever to georeference your data. GeoSLAM Beam performs well walking, on robots, cars, scooters, bikes and even boats. Try it for yourself.

Accuracy Report

We investigate the accuracy of GeoSLAM ZEB handheld laser scanners by determining differences in point cloud measurements. We use two methods to determine accuracy. The first method involves point-to-point measurements, and the second method compares the complete point clouds.

The results show that GeoSLAM systems compare favorably in comparison to stationary measurements with traditional LiDAR based survey instruments and exceeds other SLAM based mapping systems using the Velodyne VLP-16 sensor.

Meet the ZEB family of LiDAR scanners

GeoSLAM Connect and Beam comes as standard with each new ZEB purchase and is compatible
with the entire ZEB family current range of mapping solutions.


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Need help with GeoSLAM Connect?

If you need help getting started with Connect, you can find lots of help and information on GeoSLAM Academy and Knowledge Base which can be accessed through My GeoSLAM.

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