Aerial Survey Tender Greece

Infoterra France and their Greek partner GEOMET Ltd have won a major contract, worth over €2.86 million, to deliver a significant quantity of fully orthorectified imagery and Digital Surface Models (DSM) covering Greek cities. The 18 month long project, which is the biggest venture of this type ever undertaken in Europe, kicked off with ADS40 linear scanners capturing images from June to end August 2007, followed by an initial delivery in October 2007. Final delivery will take place in September 2008. The VLSO or ‘Very Large Scale Orthophoto project', will cover 3500 square kilometres of all major to mid-size Greek... (read more)
2007-11-06 01:50:29

Enhanced VueStar Aerial Survey System

NavCom Technology (CA, USA) has introduced an enhanced version of VueStar aerial survey solution combining its new StarPac utility software that facilitates better integration into pre-existing workflows. VueStar's complete global navigation system is configured specifically for all aerial survey applications and utilises the global satellite-based StarFire Network to provide precise positioning worldwide without the need for RTK base stations or GPS post processing. This new system introduces three significant enhancements: Improved GPS signal processing, StarPac Mission software, and the optional Event Latch Interface. The new 12-channel, dual-frequency GPS receiver computes real-time positions at up to 25 times a second, re-acquires... (read more)
2006-03-22 12:00:00

1917 Aerial Survey of London

Bluesky has released a series of vertical photographs, flown during 1917 following the path of River Thames, believed to be the first aerial imagery. This historically significant collection also includes images of WWI trenches and war defences and images taken while the pilot, an Army Fusilier, was stationed in Russia.   The collection measures already more than a million aerial photos dating back as far as the 1940s. Visitors can search by simply entering a postcode, address or grid reference. Detailed search results, including the age and ground coverage, of every image that matches the search criteria are displayed and... (read more)
2009-07-10 04:30:11

Reviewing Aerial Survey in India

GIM International Interviews Mr K. Kalyanraman, NRSA, India
The Government of India on 19th May 2005 approved a radical New National Map Policy, ending decades of restrictive practise that had hampered geospatial development on the subcontinent (see Pinpoint August issue). This interview was conducted before announcement of partial lifting of restrictive practises. What level of expertise does NRSA possess in aerial survey? NRSA features a high-quality facility for carrying out aerial photography, Lidar and aeromagnetic surveys. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is being developed by the Department of Space and will be in operation in coming years. Well-established facilities for photo-processing, photogrammetric mapping, Lidar data processing and GPS ground... (read more)
2005-08-16 12:00:00

Reviewing Aerial Survey in India

GIM International Interviews Mr K. Kalyanraman, NRSA, India
The Government of India on 19th May 2005 approved a radical New National Map Policy, ending decades of restrictive practise that had hampered geospatial development on the subcontinent (see Pinpoint August issue). This interview was conducted before announcement of partial lifting of restrictive practises. What level of expertise does NRSA possess in aerial survey? NRSA features a high-quality facility for carrying out aerial photography, Lidar and aeromagnetic surveys. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is being developed by the Department of Space and will be in operation in coming years. Well-established facilities for photo-processing, photogrammetric mapping, Lidar data processing and GPS ground... (read more)
2005-08-16 12:00:00

Digital Aerial Cameras - Product Survey

System Configurations and Sensor Architectures
This issue of GIM International provides an extensive product survey on digital aerial cameras. In support of the specifications provided by this product survey, this article presents additional information on system configuration and sensor architecture of camera systems from nine manufacturers.<P> The general benefits of digital aerial over film cameras include better radiometric performance and elimination of film processing and scanning costs. Availability of image content in digital format enables a highly automated workflow, creating the possibility of generating photo­grammatric products such as orthophotos/mosaics with little delay between capture and end-product. This might allow, for example, for rapid response after... (read more)
2008-03-06 12:00:00

Aerial Survey of Scotland Completed

An aerial photographic survey of Scotland was recently completed by Getmapping. The whole of the country has been made available in digital format, and can be supplied either on disk, as specific area downloads from Getmapping.com or via a WMS feed. This is the most up-to-date aerial photographic survey of Scotland so far, with over 80% captured in the last three years using the large-format digital camera technology.     Scotland is difficult to survey from the air for a number of reasons, the main one being the variable weather. Scotland is also very mountainous and high latitudes mean a... (read more)
2011-11-15 09:58:28

Aerial Survey of the Maldives

The April 2008 issue of GIM International (page 11) summarised a project to map the Maldives as an example of how aerial photogrammetry is today applied for mapping large, complex areas. The authors provide further details of the Maldives project, its biggest achievement being first-time-ever 1:25,000 topographic maps of the entire country and 1:1,000 maps of sixteen islands.<P> Republic of Maldives is a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, spreading north-south over 868km and covering 90,000km2, 99% of which is water. The land area consists of 1,192 islands populated by 280,000 (2001) people. At the turn of the millennium... (read more)
2008-07-09 12:00:00

UltraCamLp for Kisik Aerial Survey

Kisik Aerial Survey has purchased an Vexcel Imaging UltraCamLp medium-format camera system.  "We selected the UltraCamLp camera based on the size of its footprint versus the cost of the sensor," commented Mr. Bill Lakeland, General Manager of Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. "We also feel that Vexcel Imaging is the vendor that we want to work with on a long-term basis as our company grows and requires additional support and resources.""The UltraCamLp camera is a great fit for the projects that Kisik Aerial Survey is expecting to complete in British Columbia," said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director... (read more)
2010-07-16 10:10:42

Gyrocopter for Aerial Survey Operations

DiNelly Aerosystems presented its new eXoGyro gyrocopter as a versatile aerial platform for airborne sensing missions at the recent AERO 2013 global aviation fair held in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The eXoGyro has been developed primarily for the commercial user. With its 1.6m³ cabin, it provides the necessary space to install a variety of airborne sensor systems for mapping and other observational purposes. Alternatively, depending on national regulations, the machine can be operated with up to five seats. The eXoGyro comes in 16 different model configurations which have each been optimised for professional operations including First Responder, Mobile Lab, Aerial Sensing, Tourism,... (read more)
2013-05-03 09:08:52
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