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June 5th, 2013
Leica GeoMoS 6.0 Scanning: Absolute Control in Deformation Monitoring

Leica GeoMoS Scanning is the world’s first automatic scanning solution and is fully integrated into Leica GeoMoS Monitoring Solution. This ensures fast integration with existing Leica GeoMoS projects and an easy start for new users. In addition to total stations, GNSS, tilt and geotechnical sensors, highly detailed scanning can now be added to the automated measurement cycle. The new scanning module is easy to configure and provides the complete workflow for automatic acquisition and processing of the data to visualize deformations and to notify key personnel in the case of an event. With Leica GeoMoS Web, the data can be accessed anywhere at any time. 

Detailed monitoring of inaccessible locations with new Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation

Leica GeoMoS 6.0 enhances conventional monitoring methods with automatic scanning of surfaces with the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation. Used for inaccessible places or locations where prisms cannot be installed, e.g. a road cover, a roof, a pipeline or a natural structure, Leica GeoMoS real-time scanning solution monitors any deformation and makes sure that no movement is undetected. The big advantage of using the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation is that it combines laser scanning and prism monitoring, and therefore the measurements to stable control points guarantee highly accurate setup corrections, including orientation and translations.

Additional imaging functionality complements the set by providing yet another information source for better deformation analysis. The implemented scan wizard allows the image-assisted definition of scan areas using different parameter settings and different scan result types. Once defined, the scan area can be scanned manually and via the automatic measurement cycle.

Powerful 3D visualization and decision making with point clouds
The new scanning feature uses all current automatic functionalities such as automatic measurement cycle scheduling, real-time notification via e.g. SMS/email, automatic limit level check, etc. In addition, the embedded point cloud and image viewer assures powerful 3D visualization of all results using color-coded deformation clouds with a fully traceable history of deformations of the scanned area.

n.Vec – automatic and reliable processing of scan data

The new n.Vec technology in Leica GeoMoS 6.0 provides automatic scan cloud processing to deliver the real-time information about deformations. The data can quickly and easily be interpreted for informed decisions. Leica Geosystems’ unique n.Vec processing technology uses normal vectors to determine movements in man-made and natural structures through color-coded deformation maps. The deformation maps are created by comparing normal vectors from a reference epoch and the current epoch. To ensure maximum deformation interpretation quality, in an iterative and fully automatic procedure, n.Vec removes non-surface related scan artifacts to ensure uncontaminated surfaces and hence correct normal vectors.

Leica Nova TS50 total station and TM50 monitoring sensor speed up measurements to prisms

For conventional monitoring tasks the new Leica Nova TS50 and TM50 provide highest angle accuracy and offer short measurement cycles through high speed Piezo drives and a fast, high accurate EDM. The Leica Nova TM50 can measure up to 3’000 meters, which makes it the ideal sensor for monitoring tasks in e.g. mines, landslides, etc. For additional documentation, both include an overview camera and a telescope camera with 30x magnification and autofocus. The Leica Nova TS50/TM50 meets the challenge of 24 hours, seven days a week monitoring applications. They are designed to withstand the roughest use in the most severe environments.


Leica GeoMoS 6.0 is available as of 11 June, and can be downloaded from the myWorld website ( For more information about Leica Geosystems’ Monitoring Solution, please visit: