USGS QA Plan

Certification of Digital Airborne Mapping Products (1)
To facilitate acceptance of new digital technologies in aerial imaging and mapping, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners have launched a Quality Assurance (QA) Plan for Digital Aerial Imagery. This should provide a foundation for the quality of digital aerial imagery and products. It introduces broader considerations regarding processes employed by aerial flyers in collecting, processing and delivering data, and provides training and information for US producers and users alike. Since 1973 the US Geological Survey (USGS) has provided analogue calibration services within the US. Interior orientation parameters and other characteristics of an individual camera were stipulated in... (read more)
2007-08-11 12:00:00

CHC Navigation Introduces New GNSS Receiver

CHC Navigation has released its i90 GNSS Series powered by the latest CHCNAV IMU-RTK technology to provide robust and accurate GNSS positioning, in any circumstances. The i90 IMU-RTK GNSS Series is designed to dramatically increase GNSS RTK availability and reliability. The i90 GNSS IMU-RTK combines a high-end calibration and interference free IMU sensor with state-of-the-art GNSS RTK engine and advanced GNSS tracking capabilities. Survey projects are achieved with high productivity and reliability. Hassle-free IMU-RTK surveying The i90 GNSS Series goes without a complicated calibration process, rotation, leveling or accessories are necessary with the i90 GNSS Series. Just a few meters... (read more)
2019-09-23 11:05:17

Pix4D Adds Editing Tool and Subscription Model

Pix4D, Switzerland, has released Pix4Dmapper, a software package with a fully integrated editing tool providing extended CAD and GIS possibilities. The rayCloud, included in Pix4Dmapper, combines the 3D point cloud with the original images for easy viewing as well as highly accurate semantic annotation and project improvement. Pix4Dmapper now is available both as a one-time-charge licence and on a monthly or yearly subscription basis. Orthomosaics, DSMs and point clouds generated with Pix4Dmapper achieve survey-grade accuracy from any aerial or oblique imagery, ranging from lightweight compact cameras used on UAVs (including GoPro, multi-spectral cameras and Fisheye lens) to SLR’s and large... (read more)
2014-01-13 09:22:01

MoLaS: Mobile Laser Scanning Technology Workshop

The collection of 3D data from moving platforms such as vehicles or aircraft is one of the most interesting challenges in the area of object detection and reconstruction. Laser scanners, which collect data rapidly, reliably and with high precision, play a key role in this context. High-precision systems, calibration and referencing are therefore the central aspects of current research activities and applications. From 23-24 November  2016, Fraunhofer IPM is hosting the second international MoLaS workshop on the subject of mobile laser scanning at its premises in Freiburg, Germany. The first MoLaS workshop in 2014 with 120 participants has shown that there is... (read more)
2016-04-06 10:34:37

Stefania Amici

Stefania Amici, PhD, is with Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy. She focuses on multiple-scale remote sensing for hazard research. Prior to that, she worked on calibration of hyperspectral sensors for solar-system exploration at National Research Council (CNR) for almost seven years.  (read more)
2017-12-20 01:46:36

Werner Lienhart

Werner Lienhart is professor and head of the Institute of Engineering Geodesy and Measurement Systems at Graz University of Technology, Austria. Prior to his current position he was product manager innovation at Leica Geosystems AG’s headquarters in Switzerland. His main research interests are the development and calibration of geodetic and fibre-optic sensors and the analysis of inhomogeneous structural monitoring data. (read more)
2017-12-20 11:07:23

Three Events in Hannover

The ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2017 will feature three events: High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information (HRIGI17), City Models, Roads and Traffic (CMRT17) and European Calibration and Orientation Workshop (EuroCOW17). So save the date: 6-9 September 2017 in your diary and follow the updates online at ipi.uni-hannover.de/hrigi17. (read more)
2016-07-18 05:04:08

Aerial Mapping by Consumer Camcorders

Aerial Videography: Low-cost, Simple, Fast and Appropriate
Developing countries still have a need for mapping systems that are low-cost, simple to operate by local operators, fast in production and yet meet the needs of the application. A satellite mapping system can be a good choice, but cloud coverage and revisit time often limit its application, especially in tropical areas. The author shows that Aerial Videography (AV) mapping based on a consumer camcorder meets mapping requirements. Camcorders are low-cost, simple to operate and widely available. Compared to traditional metric aerial cameras, camcorders are far less accurate and have smaller fields of view. One of the strengths of AV... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

Philipp Glira

Philipp Glira studied geodesy at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Currently he is a PhD student in the photogrammetry research group within the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU Wien, under the supervision of Prof Norbert Pfeifer. His research focuses on the orientation and calibration of images and point clouds. Within his PhD he developed a flexible and efficient strip adjustment method for aerial laser scanning point clouds. (read more)
2017-12-20 10:39:08

Trident-3D Analyst Software- Version 3.3

A new version of Trident-3D Analyst data extraction software, version 3.3, has been released by Geo-3D Inc. (Canada). Trident-3D Analyst is a soft-copy photogrammetric tool for the analysis of digital images captured with horizontally oriented camera systems. The new version includes the following features: 3D GIS viewer based on openGL improved OTF Calibration tool (possibility of using control points) support for Oracle ODBC linked layers. (read more)
2006-04-18 12:00:00
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