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Create detailed 3D models in minutes – and make better decisions, faster.

Helping you keep your community safe

When public safety is your priority, you need more than guesswork. Hovermap provides detailed, accurate 3D models for visualizing complex and high risk scenarios. Enhance your decision-making and improve public safety outcomes across a range of dynamic operational environments and emergency situations.

active assailant

Easily create and share annotated 3D models of buildings featuring lines of sight and distances. Facilitate response planning and multi-agency collaboration without software requirements.

search & rescue

Highlight changes in the environment with sub-centimetre accuracy and see through trees and foliage to the ground below. Scan and measure hazardous environments without endangering your people. 


Generate a highly detailed 3D model or “digital twin” of a 360° scene in minutes, even in zero light environments.  Enable fast, accurate visualization and analysis of crime scenes.


Enhance mission planning with floor plans and 3D models. Increase situational awareness with georeferenced data. Understand the environment with visual cues for unscanned or hidden areas. 


Quickly build a 3D picture of the scene and achieve a better perspective for mission planning. Identify where evidence is post blast or disruption with change detection. 

natural disasters

Improve operational planning and train responders with accurate 3D models and animated walkthroughs to increase awareness and reduce risk in emergency situations. 

Leave nothing to chance.

Know the complexities of your terrain – even before you arrive.

Make better decisions, faster.

Get the clarity you need to improve your strategic, tactical and operational decision-
making and give your team an advantage in high risk scenarios.


Start scanning at the touch of a button with automated data capture, streamlined workflows and user-friendly plug and play design.


Uncover additional insights when you analyze data by time, intensity and height. Highlight areas with different reflectivity to identify less visible risks, such as chemical spills.


Capture high resolution point cloud data remotely via a drone-mounted Hovermap – and keep your team out of hazardous areas.


Visualize and share contextual data with stakeholders and in multi-agency scenarios to enhance coordination and provide clarity.


Easily adapt the device to suit your on-scene requirements. Deploy attached to a drone, robot, vehicle or pole – or operate as a lightweight handheld scanner.


Accurately record dimensions, evidence and features for analysis and as a documented record of proof.

“Hovermap’s 3D LiDAR technology can be incorporated into 7 of the 12-step CBRN crime scene process: approaching the scene, securing and protecting the scene, the reconnaissance survey; photographing the scene; scene diagram; searching; and the final survey.”

– Christina M. Baxter, Ph.D. | Emergency Response TIPS, LLC

Understanding the layout of a scene.

Emesent Hovermap maps interiors and exteriors to create detailed 3D ‘blueprints’ of a site, providing insights and situational awareness.

Leveraging 3D Data for Decision-Making

The ability to pair GIS information with other data is critical in enabling first responders to better prepare and plan for an incident, ensuring they are positioned to be proactive instead of reactive.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I use LiDAR to provide operational insights?

Whether it is used before, during or after a situation, LiDAR can be an effective tool for law enforcement and public safety organizations to incorporate into their decision-making process. LiDAR is an effective tool because it captures physical environments, providing law enforcement a detailed digital 3D model to analyze for current operations or have on hand for future reference.  Law enforcement can use LiDAR to capture vehicle accident scenes, crime scene evidence and high value locations for pre-incident threat assessment. LiDAR can also provide operational insight through the use of change detection. Mobile LiDAR is easy to operate and can quickly scan scenes, providing decision makers another tool to for them to use in their daily operations.

I currently use LiDAR for law enforcement, so how is Emesent Hovermap better?

While there are many LiDAR scanners available, Emesent Hovermap’s mobile mapping feature provides a high level of accuracy and detail without the need to be stationary or repositioned throughout the scan. Mobile mapping is contactless, meaning measurements are taken without the need to physically touch or manipulate evidence. Hovermap works in the dark and does not require ambient light to capture points and is able to operate without the use of GPS. Using a mobile scanner, law enforcement can rapidly record a scene, capturing evidence in its exact location prior to further investigation, reducing errors of measurement through traditional methods and preserving the integrity of evidence of the investigation.

What training is needed to use Emesent Hovermap?

With an intuitive design and streamlined workflow, learning how to use the Emesent Hovermap is relatively easy. Users can become familiar with mobile mapping (hand scanning, backpack/vehicle mounted) in one day. Learning how to employ Hovermap via drone or with more advanced features such as RTK will take more time. Training is available through online modules, in-person or a combination of the two. 

What are the technical requirements for processing Emesent Hovermap data?

Data scanned with Emesent Hovermap will be processed using Aura, Emesent’s processing and visualization software. Recommended system requirements are: 

  • Windows 10: Pro, 64 Bit
  • Intel i7 Core CPU: 7th generation (minimum), Intel i9 CPU (recommended)
  • RAM: 32 GB (minimum), 128 GB to 256 GB  (recommended, depending on scan duration)
  • Hard Disk: SSD or NVME hard disk, with 6 GB free space for installation (minimum 200GB of free space for scan storage)
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (minimum), 4K (recommended)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 1060 (minimum), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, or better (recommended)
  • Storage: High-speed USB 3.1 storage drive, with a minimum of 128 GB storage for scan transfer
What unmanned systems is the Emesent Hovermap currently integrated with?

Emesent Hovermap is currently integrated with the following unmanned aerial systems: 

  • DJI M210, M300, M350 drones
  • Freefly Astro drone
  • Boston Dynamic quadruped “Spot”
Where can I use the data taken from Emesent Hovermap? What software can the data be used in?

Users can process their point cloud data in Emesent Aura and generate various industry recognized LiDAR file formats such as LAS, LAZ, PLY, DXF and e57. Users can visualize the data in Aura or other 3rd party software such as Pointerra. LiDAR data can be used in geospatial, CAD, building information model (BIM), and many other analysis applications. 

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