IG Training Programme: Master Airborne Photogrammetry and RS

The inscription for 'Digital Photogrammatry' and ' Sensor Orientation (2): Precise trajectory and attitude determination with INS' of the IG training programme in the frame of the international Master of Airborne Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing has opened. The module on 'Digital Photogrammetry' is held by Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Heipke, University of Hannover, Germany on Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd of June 2005. The course will cover the main topics involved in the modern digital Photogrammetry workflow, from the acquisition up to the product generation. The basic concepts for the interpretation of digital images will be reviewed, from orientation... (read more)
2005-04-13 12:00:00

Development of the ILRIS-36D

Balancing User, Market and Design Objectives
The ILRIS-3D laser scanner was launched in 1999 as a measuring system for 3D-point cloud collection. In October 2004 Optech launched its second-generation, tripod-mounted laser scanner, the ILRIS-36D. But getting the new design to meet the sometimes conflicting objectives of end user, laser scanning market and internal design team proved a challenge. The author offers insight into design decisions and driving factors for developing the scanner. The design of the new ILRIS laser scanner began with three questions. How to provide a scanner that makes good business sense for its owner? How to improve the scanner technically while maintaining focus... (read more)
2005-07-26 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

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

HDS Division of Leica Announces Cyclone 5.3

The High-Definition Surveying Division of Leica Geosystems AG (Switzerland) has announced the full commercial release of Cyclone 5.3 software. Cyclone 5.3 streamlines workflows for creating as-built and topographic survey deliverables from data sets captured by High-Definition Surveys for Civil Infrastructure, Plant and other markets. Cyclone 5.3 also features new tools for creating even more accurate deliverables and for more comprehensive project QA/QC. With Cyclone 5.3, professionals working with laser scan data on transportation related projects can now quickly compute and report both vertical and horizontal clearances for overpasses, bridges, interchanges, and overhead sign structures. The new tools not only let... (read more)
2005-08-23 12:00:00

Exceeding All Limits

Intergeo 2005 Düsseldorf, Germany – A Preview
This year’s Intergeo, to be held at the Exhibition Centre in Düsseldorf, Germany from 4th to 6th October, is expected to exceed all limits. With opening extended to three whole days and exhibition space to 10,000m2, it certainly looks as though big things are expected. And if organiser Hinte-Messe predictions prove correct, some 17,000 visitors and 1,500 conference delegates will attend. Nearly five hundred exhibitors have booked a stand at the trade-fair. It is not only in statistics limits are being pushed. The theme of ‘Exceeding limits’ reflects a wish to increase awareness of European expansion, globalisation and its effect... (read more)
2005-09-28 12:00:00

Applanix Launches Its New Digital Sensor System for Airborne Applications

Applanix (Canada) has announced the launch of its next generation Digital Sensor System, the DSS 322. The new system incorporates a 22 megapixel CCD array, Aerolens custom-manufactured optics, and TruSpectrum technology engineered to maximise the system’s capability in generating high-quality colour and CIR (colour infrared ) digital geospatial imaging products. The DSS 322 is a modular, turnkey digital airborne remote sensing system designed to complete all phases of a project life cycle, from initial flight planning, through digital image acquisition to final product output. The system includes a new camera data module and computer firmware, plus enhanced Flight Management software.... (read more)
2005-10-04 12:00:00

Co-axial

Looking through a telescope; sending and receiving electromagnetic waves through this telescope; taking pictures through this same telescope. And all through the same line-of-sight: co-axial. <i>I know what it is, I know what it does, but how does it work?</i> Since their invention in about the 16th century surveyors have been using telescopes, initially to get a magnified image and thus see distant objects more clearly, later as an angle-measuring device. For the latter purpose, two parts had to be added to the telescope: a levelling vial and a circle over which the telescope rotates and which is provided with... (read more)
2005-10-17 12:00:00

Toposcopy: Linking Photo and CAD Data

Digital Photogrammetric System for Mapping Manmade Objects
Toposcopy combines geo-referenced visualisation and close-range photogrammetry, using low-cost digital camera and CAD data. It has recently been successfully used to reconstruct a simulated traffic accident from video images. The author gives examples of system capabilities and compares it with terrestrial laser scanning. Toposcopy produces either 3D textured or coloured 3D worlds or 2D CAD drawings of façades. At first the system was used only to accurately visualise a 3D design in a photo of the existing environment. As the system developed further it became possible to simultaneously measure and model existing buildings and other manmade objects using parametric models.... (read more)
2005-11-21 12:00:00

Applanix Releases POSPac AIR 4.3 Software for Airborne Data Post-processing

Applanix (Canada) has announced the release of POSPac AIR 4.3, the latest update to its airborne data post-processing software. Developed for the aerial survey and remote sensing industry, the customided software incorporates a series of application-specific tools for systems using the company’s POS AV (Position and Orientation System, Airborne Vehicles) Direct Georeferencing technology. Application-specific toolsets include Photogrammetry Tools for system calibration and quality control of Direct Georeferencing for frame cameras, DSS Tools for mission management and image development of DSS imagery, and SAR Processing Tools for use with Synthetic Aperture Radar. New to the Photogrammetry Tools is an Automatic Tie-point... (read more)
2005-12-14 12:00:00
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