First Flyers Announced for ASPRS UAS Mapping 2015 Reno Symposium

UAS flyers are signing up to participate in the 2nd Annual UAS Mapping Test Flights. Ten firms have already expressed their interest in putting their systems through their paces, and many more firms are expected to join in. Flights will occur at Turf Farm outside of Reno, Nevada, USA, which hosted the test flights at the 2014 event. The organising committee already has compiled a varied programme. Saturday-Sunday, 26-27 September: Test/calibration courses will be established for the UAS Mapping Test Flights to include ground surveyed targets, radiometric targets, undulating surfaces, “surprise” targets, and simulated flight restricted areas.  Areas will be... (read more)
2015-04-13 09:54:09

New INS/GNSS Solution to Increase Productivity of UAV-based Surveying

SBG Systems will present for the first time at AUVSI’s Xponential show in Chicago, USA, the Quanta UAV Series, a new line of inertial navigation systems (INS) dedicated to UAV-based surveying integrators. As SBG Systems aims to give UAV surveyors more autonomy for additional survey lines, the company has designed a small and low-power inertial navigation system offered on two levels of accuracy. Quanta UAV and Quanta UAV Extra have been developed for compact Lidar to high-end beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) mapping solutions. Both solutions provide precise orientation and centimeter level position data delivered both in real-time and post-processing. This direct geo-referencing solution eliminates... (read more)
2019-04-17 09:35:45

Certification from USGS

Intergraph Corporation (AL, USA) has received the Type Certification from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the sole science agency serving the U.S. Department of the Interior, for the Intergraph Z/I Imaging DMC. Intergraph is the first organisation to receive the USGS certification on a large format sensor. To earn the USGS Type Certification, Intergraph’s DMC underwent extensive reviews, which included submitting a detailed description of the camera system including hardware, software, factory calibration procedures, quality control processes and procedures, system documentation, user documentation and manufacturer best use recommendations. In addition, USGS inspected all applicable manufacturing and testing areas to... (read more)
2006-05-10 12:00:00

EnsoMOSAIC 7.5 Released

MosaicMill, Finland, has released EnsoMOSAIC 7.5 for aerial triangulation and orthomosaicking with new management of coordinate systems, which allows user to freely define and set map projections. At the same time a new data transfer function from EnsoMOSAIC to Espa 3D (EnsoMOSAIC 3D) was launched to enable use of camera self-calibration for high-accuracy elevation points and terrain models. These enhancements are available for image processing of both UAV and traditional flights. Also a new version of NavCam flight control software for manned flights was released with support for Novatel GPS with Omnistar corrections. (read more)
2013-05-28 04:26:50

BAE Systems Releases SOCET SET v5.2

BAE Systems (CA, USA) has released version 5.2 of its SOCET SET digital photogrammetric software application. The new version comprises a module for 3D-feature collection in ESRI’s ArcMap environment. In addition, the new VCT (Visual Coverage Tool) batch module enables automated image import, triangulation, DTM extraction, orthorectification and mosaicing. Other enhancements include new matching algorithms within the Automated Point Measurement tool. A sensor model for Leica ADS40 imagery is included in the integrated aerial triangulation module BINGO for bundle adjustment with self-calibration and blunder elimination. (read more)
2005-03-10 12:00:00

SAIC Landsat Imagery Available via GSA Schedule

SAIC's full line of Landsat value-added products is now available under pre-negotiated, streamlined US General Services Administration (GSA) contract terms, making it quick and easy for most federal, state and local government agencies to search, purchase, and download custom Landsat imagery they need. Government scientists and geospatial professionals have a one-stop shop for value-added imagery. SAIC's Landsat ImagePlace makes it easy to produce highly accurate research and applications involving multiple scenes spanning a particular geographic area or reaching through time. It offers users more advanced levels of calibration, correction, and processing options than available from the government sector including an... (read more)
2010-04-12 10:09:44

Norbert Pfeifer

Prof Norbert Pfeifer obtained his PhD in terrain modelling from TU Wien in Austria, then moved to TU Delft in The Netherlands in 2003 to working as an assistant professor in laser scanning. In 2006 he became senior researcher at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in the Department of Geography and became a full professor in photogrammetry at TU Wien in 2009. His research interests include photogrammetry and laser scanning, from the measurement process, orientation and calibration to 3D modelling and applications in the environmental sciences. (read more)
2017-12-18 04:06:31

DigitalGlobe Unveils First Worldview-1 Images

DigitalGlobe (CO, USA) has revealed the first images from WorldView-1, which was successfully launched on September 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base and has been undergoing a routine calibration and check-out period. DigitalGlobe expects WorldView-1 to be fully operational and delivering imagery products by the end of the year if not sooner. DigitalGlobe is the only company operating a constellation of sub-metre commercial imaging satellites and in late 2008, will complete WorldView-2 which will provide eight bands of multi-spectral data for life-like true colour imagery.       (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)                  ... (read more)
2007-10-16 08:58:15

Hi-Target Launches New GNSS RTK Receiver

Hi-Target, the Chinese manufacturer of high-precision geographic instruments, recently announced the release of the V90 Plus, the company’s next-generation GNSS RTK. The V90 Plus is equipped with the advanced Trimble BD970 OEM and delivers centimetre accuracy for a variety of applications. The full-wave RTK antenna based on air dielectric technology supports the whole constellation and makes it much lighter and more stable. Furthermore, thanks to the built-in Linux operating system and multiple pre-loaded smart applications such as tilt surveying, electronic bubble calibration, NFC and voice DIY, the V90 Plus GNSS system enables the surveyor work more conveniently. With the V90 Plus, Hi-Target aims to provide the surveyor with an industry-leading GNSS solution with improved accuracy and stability. Especially the self-developed antenna, based on air dielectric technology, is designed for multipath mitigation. It is not only lighter than traditional RTK antennas, but also effectively avoids the instability of ceramic dielectric antennas. Every detail of the V90 Plus is optimised to improve the performance.... (read more)
2015-06-15 11:18:25

Workflow Solutions for ALTM and Lynx Workshop

Optech announces its Workflow Solutions for ALTM and Lynx workshop, to be held at the INTERGEO conference in Cologne, Germany, on Monday, 4th October 2010. This workshop will include presentations on Optech's latest hardware and software releases, including the Optech Lidar Mapping Suite (LMS 2.0) Professional Edition, an all-new lidar rectification software designed for the production processing environment. Developed to push lidar data accuracy this software enables a higher data quality. Using the optical models associated with Optech's laser imaging products, Optech LMS optimises sensor calibration values over the entire project area to generate data output files so accurate that... (read more)
2010-08-10 10:14:19
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