Leica IPAS PPP Post Processing Software

Leica Geosystems (Switzerland) has announced IPAS PPP, a new post processing software package within the IPAS product family. It provides high accuracy position and velocity determination using the data from a single GNSS receiver. The software provides accurate solutions for remote areas as no reference station data is required. “Flying without ground reference stations is the opportunity we now can offer our sensor users with IPAS PPP”, describes product manager Tauno Saks. This new post processing software works with Leica Geosystems Airborne Sensors, such as the Leica ADS40-II Airborne Digital Sensor and the Leica ALS50 Airborne Laser Scanner, and is... (read more)
2007-03-22 02:04:31

Optimising Quality Control for Lidar Data Processing

Lidar systems on terrestrial and airborne mapping platforms have been proven to be an effective tool for generating highly accurate, dense point clouds for a variety of applications. However, satisfying the needs of those applications requires rigorous quality control (QC) of the point cloud. By Dr Ayman Habib, professor and head, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada To date, most QC activities have focused on checking the positional quality of the point cloud (ensuring that the coordinates of the derived point cloud are free from systematic errors), which is justifiable given the relative maturity of Lidar compared to... (read more)
2014-05-13 08:30:00

Icaros Launches New UAV Image Processing Software

Icaros, a provider of aerial imaging software, has released version 5.0 of OneButton Standard and Professional image processing software for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The 5.0 release contains a significant number of major new features and hundreds of other improvements, including a new 2D and 3D map and model viewer. Icaros developed the OneButton family for geospatial end users to easily and automatically generate precise, fully orthorectified 2D maps and 3D models from frame-based aerial imaging systems. Originally engineered for manned aircraft sensors, the OneButton software has been modified to accommodate the unique collection conditions of UAS. OneButton is application... (read more)
2017-05-17 10:36:44

SimActive Introduces New Drone Processing Service

Canadian photogrammetry software manufacturer SimActive has launched a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data processing service based on Correlator3D. Clients can now upload full projects and have SimActive experts generate optimal results from their imagery, including DSMs, DTMs, 3D models and orthomosaics. As opposed to common cloud-based solutions where outputs are generated automatically and delivered as-is, the new offering includes quality control by photogrammetry specialists. Manual tagging of ground control points is also performed as part of the service. “We are glad to allow clients with no experience in photogrammetry an access to a high-end processing software”, said Dr Philippe... (read more)
2019-06-24 09:53:11

Workshop on Oblique Aerial Cameras, Sensors and Data Processing

Geospatial data automatically generated from imagery is currently experiencing very positive momentum. This is thanks to the increasing quality of digital airborne imagery, developments and availability of oblique multicamera systems, innovations in dense image matching algorithms, automatic segmentation and classification algorithms. National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs) are following and considering such technological advances for changing their production pipelines. Meanwhile, photogrammetric companies are considering upgrading their airborne cameras to multi-view systems. These developments and considerations motivated the launch of past EuroSDR/ISPRS benchmarks on Multi-platform photogrammetry and High Density Aerial Image Matching and the organisation of the successful first EuroSDR/ISPRS workshop... (read more)
2017-09-06 12:09:17

RIEGL Solution for 3D Digital Scene Processing

RIEGL has launched the RiSOLVE software package that allows the speed and ease needed to simplify the ‘field to office’ exchange and provides a fast workflow for true-colour 3D scene scanning. The software is especially developed for accident investigation and rapid deployment scene capture, where time is of the essence. RIEGL has been thoroughly field testing RiSOLVE for over 6 months to ensure it is effective in nearly all real-world conditions. With input from real users steady improvements were made and the Austria-based company is now confident that the algorithms behind the automation are ready for release. They have done... (read more)
2013-05-30 08:30:00

EarthMap Solutions Licenses Image Processing Software from Boeing

Boeing (IL, USA) has entered into a license agreement with EarthMap Solutions, Inc. (CO, USA) to provide imagery products and services to the Agriculture and Land Management markets. The company will combine the licensed Boeing image processing software with its own proprietary technology to strengthen its competitive offerings. EarthMap Solutions expects target markets for its products and services to exceed US$ 1 billion. The licensed technology was originally developed under a Boeing-led joint venture to leverage the company’s capabilities into emerging markets for remote imagery products and services, including agriculture. A corporate decision to focus on growth opportunities in core... (read more)
2005-03-21 12:00:00

OGC Seeks Comments on Web Processing Service 2.0 Standard

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership is seeking public comment on the candidate OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) Version 2.0 Interface Standard. In many cases geospatial or location data, including data from sensors, must be processed before the information can be used effectively. The OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) Interface Standard provides a standard interface that simplifies the task of making computational processing services accessible via web services. Such services include well-known processes found in spatial extract, transform and load (ETL) software and GIS software as well as specialised processes such as coordinate transformation and spatial and temporal modelling and... (read more)
2014-08-28 09:41:08

DroneMapper Chooses Global Mapper for UAV Imagery Processing

Colorado-based DroneMapper has selected Blue Marble Geographics' Global Mapper to perform the bulk of its data processing workflows. The company employs the software’s intuitive 2D and 3D visualisation tools to provide quality control of its orthorectified imagery and makes use of Global Mapper’s extensive Lidar processing capabilities for DTM creation and terrain analysis. Global Mapper is a fully functional GIS application has been steadily gaining an eager and dedicated worldwide following among geospatial professionals. Recent development work has focused on the visualisation and analysis of 3D data, especially Lidar and other point cloud formats, which has resulted in a rapid... (read more)
2017-07-26 10:17:59

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing

  Compiled by editors Jie Shan and Charles K. Toth, this newly published book provides a comprehensive and in-depth treatment of Lidar as an accurate, direct method for 3D geo-data collection of urban and forested areas. A total of 29 authors, mostly European and North American academics, contribute to the nineteen chapters. Chapters 1 and 4 treat the fundamentals of ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation', laser ranging and laser sensor calibration. As technologies rapidly evolve, these detailed descriptions of contemporary airborne Lidar systems and terrestrial laser scanners (Chapters 2 and 3 respectively) may soon lose currency. It may... (read more)
2011-07-25 04:27:13
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