mapKITE: EGNOS-GPS/GALILEO-based high-resolution terrestrial-aerial sensing system

Updated: Aug 13, 2016

Project details

Acronym: 
mapKITE
Total Cost: 
1 530 269 €
EU Contributions: 
872 192 €
Contract Number: 
641518
Project Call: 
H2020-GALILEO-2014-1
Start Date: 
01/03/2015
End Date: 
28/02/2017
Duration: 
24
Project Type: 
Innovation Action

Contact

Coordinator: 
Marta Blázquez
GeoNumerics
Josep Pla 82
08019 Barcelona
Spain
Scientific Officer: 
Alina Hriscu
Objectives: 

The first objective of mapKITE project is to build a mature EGNSS enabled prototype of a novel tandem terrestrial-aerial mapping system based on a terrestrial vehicle (TV) and on an unmanned aircraft (UA), both equipped with remote sensing payloads. The UA will follow the TV at a constant flying height above ground while geodata are acquired simultaneously from the TV and the UA. The final product is high resolution, oriented, calibrated and integrated images of a corridor and its environment.

The second objective is to demonstrate services; i.e., the technical/commercial feasibility of the concept.

The third objective is to develop the market: at the end of the project, contracts or negotiations shall be in place so the prototype can be used in operational conditions. MapKITE targets corridor mapping.

Publications: 

mapKITE Brochure (click to download)

Partners: 
AT
  • GRID-IT GmbH
BR
  • Engemap
  • Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
CH
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
DE
  • TopScan GmbH
ES
  • ALTAIS SL Cartografia y Urbanismo
  • CATUAV
PT
  • DEIMOS Engenharia
  • UAVision