Geneq Introduces New Multi-constellation GNSS Receiver for Survey

Geneq has announced the F90, a multi-constellation GNSS receiver with very high level of technology integration. The new product will fulfil the current surveyor’s demands in terms of performance, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. F90 tracks multi-constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou) and can maximise the acquisition and tracking process with all-in-view GNSS satellite frequencies. Providing maximum performance for accuracy and real-time measurements, F90 also supports RTK correction service, including RTX service that can get centimetre accuracy without a base station. The F90, with its advanced technology, ensures high performance even in harsh environments such as under heavy canopy. Combining GNSS, 4G, Bluetooth... (read more)
2018-08-27 08:36:10

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

Medium-format Cameras for High-accuracy Mapping

Field Test of the Phase One iXU-RS1000 Camera
Small and medium-format cameras are increasingly gaining popularity for mapping small and medium-size areas, corridors, construction sites and cities. They are also used as companions of Lidar systems, mounted on unmanned aerial systems (UASs), and for monitoring and inspecting infrastructure. The author of this article investigated the suitability of the Phase One iXU-RS1000 camera for high-accuracy mapping and found this medium-format camera to be a metric camera with stable and clearly definable interior orientation parameters, producing images of high geometric and radiometric quality. In photogrammetry it is important that cameras produce images of which the geometric distortions are as small... (read more)
2018-01-17 10:09:48

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
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