Packed with features

Hovermap ST-X incorporates the latest in LiDAR sensing technology to offer high density point clouds with increased coverage. Featuring a sensing range of 300 meters and more than a million points per second, it captures detailed, accurate data over a greater area in less time – giving you faster time to insight.

Hovermap ST-X also excels at indoor or close-range scans, producing sub-centimeter results thanks to the award-winning Wildcat SLAM solution, Automated Ground Control Points, and improved LiDAR sensor accuracy.

a versatile solution

Uniquely versatile, Hovermap ST-X allows you to capture data in any environment. Mount it to a drone for autonomous aerial mapping, even in GPS-denied environments. Easily remove it from the drone and use it as a handheld, backpack, or vehicle-mounted scanner. Use a combination of these to rapidly capture as-builts and digital twins in minutes rather than hours.

The tough, lightweight, and IP65 certified, weather sealed design makes Hovermap ST-X equally capable in the harshest environments, above ground or underground, indoors or out.

Why Choose Hovermap ST-X


A LiDAR sensing range of 300 meters and triple returns that captures more than one million points per second allow you to capture detailed, accurate data over a great area in less time – giving you faster time to insight.


The award winning Wildcat SLAM solution, Automated Ground Control Points (optional), and improved LiDAR sensor accuracy provide a cleaner, more precise point cloud with 4 to 5 mm accuracy allowing you to obtain more accurate measurements and improved insights.


The plug and play design and quick-release mechanism allow easy switching between modes. Use Hovermap as a handheld scanner; attached to a drone, vehicle, or pole; lowered in a cage; or mounted to a backpack to easily collect data anywhere. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry and provides longer flight time.


A cleaner, more precise point cloud with sub-centimeter accuracy for ground-based scans over a larger distance allows you to obtain more accurate measurements and more defined features for improved insights. Use in combination with Emesent’s Automated Ground Control points (optional) for survey grade accuracy.

The Next Generation in Autonomous 3D Data Capture


With a LiDAR sensing range of 300 m, Hovermap ST-X allows flying higher and faster to extend your transect coverage and enable faster data capture over large areas. Fewer flights are needed to cover an area, reducing lost time with setup, pack down, and relocation, as well as time spent merging scans.


Triple returns and a rotating LiDAR (not statically mounted) make Hovermap ST-X perfect for terrain or forestry scanning. The resulting point cloud is dense, making it easier to classify scanned objects.


Hovermap ST-X live streams the point cloud to your control tablet, allowing a real-time preview of the data as it is captured. The addition of Emesent’s Long Range Radio accessory (optional) enables live streaming and device control up to 20 times further, allowing you to see real-time data and set smart waypoints for Guided Exploration from even further away.


The tough, IP65 rated Hovermap ST-X is dust and water resistant, making it ideal for use in dusty or otherwise harsh environments. Extend its capability with the accessory port and mount points, and add Long Range Radio, Colorization hardware, or an inspection camera.

Survey Grade Scans

In addition to improving accuracy for common mapping tasks, Hovermap ST-X with GCP can be used to create survey grade scans for long, linear assets, large, or feature-poor environments that have previously been challenging for SLAM-based systems.

Autonomy options for EVERY SCANNING NEED

Hovermap’s autonomy levels give you the versatility to best capture the environment you need and the confidence to leave the site knowing you’ve captured everything you need. In all modes, Hovermap streams a live point cloud to the Hovermap app, providing a real-time preview of the data as it is captured when in communication range.

Mapping Mode

Mapping Mode offers fast, accurate, and high resolution mobile scanning of environments where drone autonomy is unnecessary. Hovermap ST-X’s quick-release mechanism allows you to easily switch from a drone to handheld scanning or a backpack-, vehicle-, or protective shaft scanning cage-mount for SLAM-based mobile mapping.

This mode is available in the Mapping Subscription

Pilot Assist Mode

Pilot Assist Mode provides omnidirectional Collision Avoidance, line of sight GPS-denied flight capability, and stability control, providing the confidence and stability for close, thorough inspections. It acts as a safety bubble for your drone, keeping the asset and your equipment safe.

This mode is available in the Plus Subscription.

Autonomous Waypoint Mode

Autonomous Waypoint Mode provides beyond line of sight flight through Smart Waypoints and Guided Exploration. Simply tap on the map to set smart waypoints, and Hovermap ST-X takes care of the rest, navigating to the waypoints, mapping the area, and keeping itself and the drone safe from obstacles.

This mode is available in the Autonomy Subscription.

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