Solution presentation

The new YellowScan Mapper is our Livox-based UAV LiDAR system.

The YellowScan Mapper UAV LiDAR system is equipped with a high-performance Livox Horizon laser scanner from Livox, a DJI-backed company. With a great point density, this LiDAR sensor allows our LiDAR system to fly easily at 70m AGL with a 120m swath.

We recommend a balanced 10 m/s flight speed to benefit from the Mapper’s point density while being productive.  For example, flying at 70m AGL, 10 m/s, with 20% sidelap, you will be able to map 10 ha in 3 minutes.

The YellowScan Mapper is the right LiDAR tool to start with. Your data collection will be fast, accurate and cost-effective.

Key differentiators
  • Best cost-performance ratio
  • High point density and advanced accuracy and precision
  • Low-weight
  • Turn-key and simple to operate
  • Self-powered
  • Can be mounted quickly on any UAV, not only DJI’s
Technologies inside
  • Livox Horizon Laser Scanner
  • Applanix APX-15 IMU
  • High-performance GNSS antenna
UAV Integration
  • Multirotor UAV
  • Fixed-wing UAV
  • Helicopter UAV

You‘ve got the power! A set of 2 worldwide certified batteries is shipped with the YellowScan Mapper.

They are high-performance batteries that can easily be swapped in the field for increased productivity.

You have 3 different ways to power your YellowScan Mapper. You can either use:

  • Skyport (on DJI M300 UAV)
  • External Power source with the dedicated port (UAV’s power)
  • YellowScan Mapper LiDAR system’s own power

Just land, remove the first battery set and replace it by the new one. Take-off again! The YellowScan Mapper has 1h30 autonomy with its own battery.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

YellowScan LiveStation

Don’t miss anything before going back to the office with Live Data transmission.

In-flight LiDAR Data transmission is enabled by a dedicated port. The YellowScan Mapper is compatible with the LiveStation, allowing live visualization of LiDAR data collection. Your mission can only be a success.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

Mapper Backpack

We decided to take advantage of this compact and lightweight LiDAR system and thought it would be good to have a backpack!

In this hardshell backpack with custom precut foam, you can easily carry your LiDAR with everything you need (LiDAR system, software, batteries, laptop, data storage). This backpack is the size of a carry-on luggage which fits in any airline overhead compartment.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

Camera Module

You can now use our very own camera module on the YellowScan Mapper.

Operating the camera will be as simple as what philosophy indicates: “Just press the Yellow button”. The camera is powered through the Mapper and its data is stored on a dedicated SD card.

 The Human-Machine Interface was thought out to be simple and efficient

With LEDs that indicate the LiDAR system’s status and its single button operation. As usual, we followed the “Just Press the Yellow Button” philosophy.


Data storage is not an issue.

You don’t need to connect to your LiDAR system to gather data. Just remove the USB stick from the system and go to your computer. As you receive two USBs, this helps you land and take-off again straight away thanks to the second USB stick.

Survey productivity matters to us! With one USB stick you can store LiDAR data from a 3 hour-survey.

No overheating LiDAR system!

We have optimized the temperature management with a double suction grid (air flow management) for a better aeration of the system. You can operate the Mapper between -20°C/-4°F and +40°C/140°F.

You said dual-sensor?

We designed a new unique internal port for RGB cameras. You will be able to connect other sensors, if needed.

new yellowscan mapper product picture

Your worktool is reliable and protected! We designed a protective sliding piece to avoid any damage to the laser scanner glass during transportation.

No more scratches!
And if you forget to remove the protective sliding piece, The YellowScan Mapper will let you know, thanks to its detection system which will warn you before the mission starts.

YellowScan Mapper with waterdrops

IPW55 protection

The YellowScan Mapper has IPW55 protection meaning rain is not an issue during data collection: you have time to land. You can start your flight without rain in a weather that “might forecast rain”. If during the flight it starts raining, there is no issue flying back home.

Your LiDAR is safe. The LiDAR system is equipped with non-slip rubber pads. You can lay your system down without fearing to damage it.

igh-quality GPS antenna for YellowScan Mapper

High-quality GPS antenna

The GNSS antenna provided is able to receive superior signal from GPS L1/L2/L5/L-band, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BDS B1/B2/B3, Galileo E5a/E5b/E6/E1. It has IP-67 protection from dust and water and a low wind-resistance design.

High-quality GPS antenna is a must to get high-quality georeferenced point cloud. You deserve it.


Using YellowScan LiDAR solution Hepta was able to prove that drones are a scalable, reliable and cost-effective solution to collect aerial inspection data and can replace manned helicopters in the near future. Mapper’s low weight solutions ensures longer flight time, it’s easy to use and easy to train our pilots to operate Mapper. Processing speed is relatively fast, and the cost to quality ratio is very good when compared to other products.  Integration with M300 drone is great, plug and play – no special actions needed.

Read more about one of their powerline survey project: Powerline Management & Smart Grid Security – Portuguese DSO, E-REDES

Eduard Vainu

Head of Operations, Hepta Airborne - Estonia - equipped with a DJI M300 and a YellowScan Mapper

Package includes
R Hardware
  • YellowScan Mapper
  • 1 Charger and 2 batteries
  • 1 GNSS antenna and cable
  • 2 USB flash drives
  • 1 hardshell backpack with custom precut foam
  • Documentation
R Software
R Services
  • Worldwide support including 1st year unlimited support
  • Boresight calibration certificate
  • 1-year warranty
  • In-person or online training

Example of UAV integrations

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

 The YellowScan Mapper can be used with the DJI Skyport. How could we miss this!

The Mapper is compatible with the DJI M300…but not only. We have a bunch of customers flying their UAV with our product: multirotor, fixed-wing and helicopter drones.

If you already have a M300 or M600, we have the dedicated mounting bracket to attach the Mapper LiDAR to your UAV.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.
Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

Connect your YellowScan Mapper LiDAR system to the Acecore Zoe drone.

Acecore gave us the opportunity to make sure that their Zoe drone and our Mapper LiDAR solution worked seamlessly together.

The YellowScan Mapper and Acecore Zoe combine to offer best-in-class highly accurate point cloud data and flight versatility in one package.

They are the perfect combination for smooth integration, allowing 31min of flight time for productive UAV LiDAR data collection.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to the Tundra from Hexadrone

The YellowScan Mapper is also compatible with the Hexadrone Tundra. They are a perfect combination for productive UAV LiDAR data collection.

The Tundra drone has been specifically developed for integrators. The numerous interfaces distributed on all sides of the body allow a total customization of the drone.

Carry up to 4 kilos of payload and enjoy optimal autonomy.

YellowScan Mapper on Hexadrone Tundra drone
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