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Equipment and Services

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To request access to this equipment please visit Equipment Booking, or contact Brittany Harris ( or 305-348-6443).

The FIU GIS/RS Center has some new technology and equipment enriching our capability in 3d models, photoreconstruction and spatial analysis. These services are now available. Our equipment includes:

3D Scanner

The ultra-portable Faro FocusS 150 enables fast, straightforward and ultra-high accurate measurements of objects and buildings. It records architectural façades, complex structures, production and supply facilities, accident sites, and large-volume components delivering realistic and true-to-detail scan results with a range of 150m per scan. The point cloud with color assigned can create realistic 3D models of the environment scanned.


The Draganflyer Commander helicopter is a professional quality, powerful, easy-to-fly aerial platform specifically designed for high endurance applications for agriculture, public safety, search and rescue, mapping, aerial photography and much more.

Multispectral Camera

The MicaSense RedEdge™ is an advanced, lightweight, multispectral camera optimized for use in small unmanned aircraft systems. RedEdge™ provides accurate multi-band data for agricultural remote sensing applications. You can create high resolution aerial photos and many vegetation indexes.

Ground Lidar

The RIEGL VZ-1000 V-Line 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanner provides high speed, non-contact data acquisition using a narrow infrared laser beam and a fast scanning mechanism. Create accurate point clouds with this equipment.

GPS Units

2 Garmin Etrex Legend HCx and 1 Magellan MobileMapper 6 are available available for checkout to currently enrolled FIU students, faculty and staff. These GPS units can be checked out at the Circulation desk at the Green Library. Each unit is part of a kit that includes all cables and accessories, excluding batteries and SD cards. If you need an SD card, please contact the GIS Center for assistance.


The Trimble® S9 total stations integrate the best field technologies, plus our highest level of accuracy and specialized engineering features for the ultimate in performance and precision.


Collect more accurate data faster and easier, no matter what the job or the environment, with the Trimble® R10 GNSS System. Built with powerful technologies integrated into a sleek design, this unique system provides surveyors with a powerful way to increase productivity in every job, every day.

Please contact the GIS Center and talk with our specialized team for more information about the services available.


Contact Brittany Harris at or 305-348-6443.