Solution presentation

The new YellowScan Mapper+ can be mounted on a wide range of UAV platforms due to its low weight.

The YellowScan Mapper+ integrates the Livox AVIA laser scanner with a high performance GNSS-aided inertial navigation system into a lightweight, standalone and easy-to-use lidar system. Proven capabilities and stable results
over a wide range of applications.

Why Mapper+ ?

Applanix Inertial and Navigation solution

  • Stable, performing and proven result
  • GNSS-INS post-processing software

CloudStation processing software included

  • Terrain classification
  • Strip adjustment

Customer Support

  • Worldwide support by field operation experts

Advanced YellowScan calibration

  • Improved scanner performance


  • Can be used on any UAV
  • Compatible with DJI Skyport & Gremsy port
Key differentiators
  • High point density
  • Lightweight
  • 100 m typ. flying height
Technologies inside
  • Livox AVIA laser scanner
  • Applanix APX-15UAV IMU


  • Multirotor drones
  • Helicopter drones
  • Fixed-wings
Technical specifications
General characteristics

Precision (1) 2.5cm
Accuracy (2) 3.0cm
Echoes per shot Up to 3
Laser wavelength 905nm
GNSS-Inertial solution Applanix APX-15UAV
Scanner field of view 70.4°
Shots per second Up to 240k
Weight batt. incl. 1.3kg (2.9lbs)
Weight batt. excl. 1.1kg (2.5lbs)
Size L15cm x W10.4cm x H12.3cm
Autonomy 1 hours typ.
Power consumption Max 35W
Operating temperature -20 to +40°C


(1) Precision, also called reproducibility or repeatability, accounts for the variation in successive measurements taken on the same target. Here precision value is obtained by averaging the precision from 3 flight levels @60, 90 and 120mAGL. At each flight level, the precision is considered as the mean value of absolute elevation differences between 2 flight lines recorded in opposite directions over a nadir-located 40m² hard surface area.

(2) Accuracy is the degree of conformity of a measured position to its actual (true) value. Here accuracy value is obtained by averaging the accuracy from 3 flight levels @ 60, 90 and 120mAGL. At each flight level, the accuracy is considered as the RMSE value of the elevation differences between targets and the point cloud extracted from 2 flight lines recorded in opposite directions. Validation targets are located within a 40m wide corridor centered along the flight line axis.

YellowScan Mapper+ with camera module

Mapper+ camera module.

Colorize your pointcloud using the camera module extension.

Operating this camera is as simple our philosophy: “just press the Yellow button”. The camera is powered through the Mapper+ and its data is stored on a dedicated SD card.

Carry your YellowScan LiDAR in a backpack

Carry your system in a dedicated 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.

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) or Gremsy port
  • 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 1h autonomy with its own battery.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

The YellowScan Mapper+ can be used with the DJI Skyport. 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.

Connect your Mapper LiDAR system to your DJI Skyport.

Connect your YellowScan Mapper+ LiDAR system to your Gremsy Port.

The YellowScan Mapper+ is also compatible with the Gremsy port for quick release and easy integration on a wide range of UAVs. 

 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
Mapper+ with camera module
Package includes
R Hardware
  • YellowScan Mapper+
  • 1 Charger and 2 batteries
  • 1 GNSS antenna and cable
  • 2 USB flash drives
  • Rugged pelicase
  • Documentation
R Software
R Services
  • Worldwide support including 1st year unlimited support
  • Boresight calibration certificate
  • 1-year warranty
  • In-person or online training
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