Uniquely versatile, highly robust and easily deployed, Hovermap can be switched between handheld, backpack, vehicle or pole-mounted scanning; lowered in a cage or mounted to a drone or other robotic platform.

Our range of accessories gives you the flexibility to deploy the one Hovermap unit for any scanning scenario, from tight spaces to longer distances



The Hovermap unit seamlessly integrates with compatible drones to deliver proven autonomy functions that allow the drone to safely fly missions beyond line of sight and communication range while avoiding obstacles. Hovermap can also be mounted on a drone for pilot-controlled flight and mapping.

Spot Robot

Emesent Hovermap extends the Boston Dynamics Spot robot’s autonomous navigation and remote mission planning capabilities with continuous SLAM-based LiDAR mapping – increasing efficiency, simplifying workflows and improving safety.

The Hovermap cage and mount easily attaches to Spot, delivering seamless integration and added protection.

handheld scanning

Hovermap’s lightweight design makes it easy to carry when conducting a handheld scan, while capturing even the tightest areas. The Hovermap handle provides a comfortable, non-slip grip that attaches quickly and securely to get scanning fast. Handles are standard with all Hovermap units.

Handheld LiDAR scanning
Mobile mapping backpack


Scan comfortably while walking and keep Hovermap secure when traveling with our hard case backpack. With a tough, water resistant polypropylene shell, the backpack provides external mounting and power for Hovermap. Inside, the backpack includes a custom cut foam liner and battery mounting suitable for V-mount style batteries up to 45mm high.



The Hovermap protective cage provides a complete scanning solution for challenging scenarios such as vertical infrastructure and shafts and enclosed spaces.

The stainless steel frame provides hard wearing protection that is specially designed to slide smoothly and avoid snags while delivering detailed, accurate scans.


Mobile mapping cage
Vehicle mount for 3D laser scanning


Quickly and easily attach Hovermap to a variety of vehicles and surfaces, including steel, aluminum, and plastic. From boats and quad bikes to 100-ton mining trucks – we‘ve just about seen it all.

There are three vehicle mount systems available: Vacuum suction system and magnetic vehicle mounts, and the Emesent LHD Cage and Mount specifically designed for bogger loaders.

Telescopic Pole

Reach new areas, map compact spaces, and achieve better point density with Emesent Hovermap mounted to the telescopic pole.

Get up close to infrastructure inspection, or capture ceiling spaces or other voids with ease – ensuring detailed scanning of previously inaccessible areas.

Pole mounted 3D laser scanner

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Hovermap extensions

Hovermap’s add-ons extend and enhance your capabilities, optimizing results when you need it across any environment you work in. Whether you need to achieve survey grade accuracy, use color to uncover hidden detail or scan longer distances, Hovermap delivers peak performance.

Handheld 360 Image Kit

The plug-and-play panoramic camera is easily mounted on the Hovermap unit allowing continuous handheld capture of 360-degree images.

During processing, Emesent Aura automatically registers and aligns the panoramic images to Hovermap’s point cloud, providing valuable visual context for more informed decision making.

Long Range Radio

Scan up to 20x further while reaping the full benefits of autonomy with Long Range Radio connectivity for Hovermap ST and ST-X. Long Range Radio saves you time by enabling continuous scanning over a longer distance, maintaining a live link to view point clouds in real time and fast tracking autonomous insights.

Long range 3D laser scanning
Point cloud colourisation


Uncover additional insights with Hovermap’s colorization feature. The 3D point clouds from Hovermap can now be augmented with true color, providing additional context for visualization and analysis.

Colorization provides greater insights across a variety of applications, revealing previously hidden details in your critical infrastructure.

Automated ground control

For the projects where millimeters matter, Emesent’s Automated Ground Control further increases the accuracy of Hovermap point clouds and accelerates efficiency from scan to output with automated georeferencing and streamlined workflows.  It enhances the capabilities of SLAM, extending use cases to long, large, and feature-poor assets such as roads, stadiums, and tunnels.

Ground control points (GCP) for surveying

Hovermap Spare Parts

Hovermap spare parts

Confidence in the field

From extra cables through to specialized mounts, our Service & Support Team have you covered with Hovermap’s range of genuine spare parts.

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