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How Metrocubico turned their GoPro into a Mobile Mapping solution.

Mapping Brazil with the Horus Starter Kit

Metro Cubico Engineering

is a Brazilian based company. More than 8 years leading in the Mobile Mapping market in LATAM and Spain. They are a true pioneer in the use of Mobile Mapping technology in Brazil. Their focus is gathering and the preparation of survey information for engineering studies and projects.

Metrocubico needed to capture 6000KM of street level imagery in Brasil. This is not very difficult and there is a wide variety of mobile mapping solutions out in the market who could do this. But none of them were matching the preconditions of MetroCubico.  MetrcoCubico is very ambitious and they foresee a growth in their capturing fleet including extra needed mobile mapping sets. More important was the price tag of the system, the scalability and the use of off-the-shelf hardware

In this particular mobile mapping case it was not necessary to have very high accurate GPS positioning. And of course they needed user friendly software to capture and postprocess the imagery. Bringing new staff up to speed and productive as soon as possible is an absolute no-brainer.

Project information



Capture 6000 km of street level imagery






Mobile Mapping







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“We were able to get working with several teams at the same time without a high invest impact,obtaining high quality imagery data achieving our customer demand in a cost effective way.

This system let us offer a reliable solution in the way the market needs. Low Cost, fast and Good Quality”.


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They needed a mobile mapping solution that is,


User Friendly


Cost Effective


Use of off-the-shelf hardware


Has a short training curve

How to capture 600 km of street level imagery in Brasil?

They needed a mobile mapping solution:
that is;

  • user friendly 
  • cost effective uses;
  • use of off-the-shelf hardware has a;
  • low initial investment
  • short training curve
  • short time to market

The Horus starter kit is the solution that ticks all the boxes.  With a very low initial investment of just EUR 2.750,- per system (including the needed hardware & software) they were able to start capturing in just days

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Mobile mapping with an Action cam

Mobile mapping with GoPro

Action cameras like the GoPro Fusion 360 are a good option for capturing high quality images even in more demanding conditions, whether it is terrain, weather or high speed. They have GPS built in, a 360 field of view and are easy to mount. 
The Horus Geo Suite makes the GoPro Fusion 360 suitable for mobile mapping and asset management purposes. With a plug-in the GoPro Fusion data (video and GPS) can be converted into georeferenced 360 video data. The Horus software modules makes the data usable for surveys, inventories, creating geo databases, measurements and CAD/GIS projections,

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