MARS® Software

The Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing (MARS®) software suite is a comprehensive, production-grade Windows application designed to visualize, manage, process and analyze LiDAR point cloud data.

The MARS® software suite is optimized for 64-bit Windows operating systems and provides powerful LiDAR filtering, editing and data management functions. Version 7.1 includes updated help documentation, 28 LiDAR data filtering algorithms, 18 data export formats and several performance enhancements that improve data throughout and automation efficiency. Furthermore, MARS® now supports all versions of the ASPRS LAS file format specification including Version 1.4.

MARS® Software Suite

  • MARS® FreeView
    Free viewing application supports basic LiDAR data navigation and 3D visualization – the perfect tool for casual users. No license required!
  • MARS® Explorer Evaluation
    Free 30-day trial version featuring data import/export capabilities and automated data production functions. LAS file size limitation of 300 MB.
  • MARS® Explorer
    Robust commercial version of the MARS® software suite featuring support for 64-bit data processing, LiDAR data classification, multi-core processing and enhanced visualization capabilities.
  • MARS® Explorer QC
    Includes all the functionality of MARS® Explorer plus Merrick’s new automated LiDAR quality control (QC) module. The new module generates a detailed QC report that saves significant time & money!
  • MARS® Production
    Production-grade version of the MARS® software suite. Provides additional functionality for breakline compilation, advanced production-level tools, and unlimited number of threads for multi-threading operations.

Application Features

  • Optimized 64-bit support for Windows operating systems
  • Unlimited data loading capacity for airborne, terrestrial & mobile LiDAR datasets
  • Supports loading of LiDAR (LAS), imagery (RGB, CIR, hyperspectral, thermal) and GIS vectors
  • Batch production of digital surface models and elevation contours
  • Provides support for WMS imagery (ex. Bing Maps)
  • Automated & manual LiDAR filtering tools
  • Allows multi-core data processing to maximize performance of PC hardware
  • 3D coordinate transformation support for LAS files (horizontal and vertical)

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Sales Contact

TEL: +1 303-353-3715


Software Pricing

MARS® FreeView Free
MARS® Explorer Evaluation Free
MARS® Explorer $4,995
MARS® Explorer QC $9,995
MARS® Production $11,995