Saginaw-based Spicer Group buys $700,000 mobile mapping system for nationwide surveying

SAGINAW, MI — Spicer Group Inc. has a sophisticated new way to produced detailed mapping in far less time than traditional survey work.

The Saginaw-based engineering, land surveying and community planning company recently invested about $700,000 to purchase a Leica Pegasus:One mobile mapping system.

The system fits atop a vehicle and uses six cameras and a laser scanner to produce a detailed map of an area as the vehicle passes by. Spicer officials say it may be the only system of its kind currently operating in North America, and one of seven or eight worldwide.

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