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

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

Spectral Evolution Introduces Remote Sensing Bundles

To enable scientists, researchers, and field technicians to get started immediately on remote sensing work, Spectral Evolution has created two remote sensing bundles that include packaged capabilities matching a spectroradiometer, accessories, and data acquisition software to each individual application and budget. Spectral Evolution's Remote Sensing Bundles are suitbale for remote sensing, ground truthing, vegetative studies, crop and soil research, ocean studies, atmospheric and climatic work, calibration of hyperspectral and multispectral satellite imaging systems, and more. For more information on the Remote Sensing Bundles including pricing, as well as other spectroradiometers and accessories for remote sensing applications, click here. (read more)
2012-12-12 02:39:38

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

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

Precise UAV Camera Positioning for 3D Mapping

Photogrammetric mapping is the new 'hot topic', although the concept has been around since Leonardo da Vinci's time and it has been in use in practice for over a century. Drone technology has now consumerised photogrammetry, introducing data acquisition and 3D model processing to thousands. From a surveying standpoint, accuracy is key. To build 3D models in a known spatial frame of reference requires some form of control, either on the ground, in the air or a combination of both, which is where ground control points (GCPs) come in. GCPs provide a solid tie to a real coordinate system with known coordinates... (read more)
2016-09-13 01:18:19

First CryoSat-2 Data

The first data from ESA's ice mission CryoSat-2 are released to selected scientists around the world for fine-tuning. This is the first milestone in the scientific exploitation of the mission's data. These data are essential for determining tiny variations in the thickness of ice floating in the polar oceans and in the large ice sheets that blanket Antarctica and Greenland.   Around 150 scientists from about 40 research institutes now have access to the data. As part of the calibration and validation procedure, they help ensure these measurements meet the mission's exacting standards before the data are released to the... (read more)
2010-08-03 10:21:24

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

V5.0 of INPHO’s Photogrammetric System

INPHO (Germany) has updated and integrated their software into a complete, perfectly tuned and integrated system. MATCH-AT 5.0, MATCH-T 5.0, DTMaster 5.0 and OrthoMaster 5.0 are released at one time, along with the new ApplicationsMaster 5.0. This module serves as the common core of the V5.0 system for project set-up and administration. All V5.0 applications are sharing a new common project file V5 containing all project related parameters, including cameras. Highlights of the versions 5.0 are: MATCH-AT 5.0 (for automatic aerial triangulation) comes with significantly enhanced matching strategies, especially for imagery from digital frame cameras. New tie point patterns and... (read more)
2006-11-02 12:00:00

Ayman Habib

Dr Ayman F. Habib is a professor at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University in the USA, co-director of the Civil Engineering Center for Applications of UAS for a Sustainable Environment (CE-CAUSE), and associate director of the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP). His research interests span the fields of terrestrial and aerial mobile mapping systems, modelling the perspective geometry of non-traditional imaging scanners, automatic matching and change detection, automatic calibration of low-cost digital cameras, object recognition in imagery and point cloud data, Lidar mapping, and integrating photogrammetric data with other sensors/datasets (e.g. GNSS/INS, GIS databases, multispectral and... (read more)
2017-08-31 09:30:04
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