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

rapidlasso Adds LAStools Lidar Processing Toolbox to QGIS

At the code sprint following the FOSS4G 2013 conference, rapidlasso completed a toolbox that exposes the extensive Lidar processing capabilities of the LAStools software suite within QGIS. QGIS (previously known as 'Quantum GIS') is a comprehensive desktop geographic information system that is free and open source software (FOSS). QGIS has seen rapid growth in acceptance as a viable and cost-effective alternative to the commerical ArcGIS products of Esri. The newly integrated 'Processing' framework (previously known as 'SEXTANTE') allows to combine the Lidar functionality of LAStools with native raster and vector operations of QGIS as well as capabilities of other popular... (read more)
2013-10-01 09:18:24

Family Business at the Forefront of Processing Photogrammetry

GIM International interviews Dr Philippe Simard
SimActive is a leading developer of photogrammetry software. The Canadian company, which was founded by two brothers – Louis and Philippe Simard – in 2003, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, which gave 'GIM International' a good reason to touch base with geomatics entrepreneur Philippe Simard. In this interview, he talks about the recent developments in digital photogrammetry, the company’s flagship product Correlator3D, automated classification of point clouds, the influence of drones in the democratisation of photogrammetry and mapping, and much more. Read on for the latest insights into the processing of geospatial data. Like Bentley and various other companies... (read more)
2018-11-28 11:49:12

Gexcel Launches Solution for Multi-source 3D Data Processing

Gexcel, an Italian developer and producer of point cloud processing software, indoor mapping systems and Lidar monitoring solutions (OPMMS), has announced the new Reconstructor 4.0 release. This expands the opportunities to integrate 3D data collected with tripod, mobile, handheld scanners and UAVs, including imagery datasets. The new software version allows the users to work more efficiently with multi-source and multi-scale 3D data, especially in BIM, mining and geospatial applications where 3D and 2D sensors often have to be integrated to cover large areas with different resolutions. Among several new and updated tools and using a completely new rendering engine to... (read more)
2019-04-03 10:53:32

SimActive Software Enables Processing of Wingtra UAV Data

SimActive, a leading Canada-based developer of photogrammetry software, has announced that Correlator3D is being used for mapping projects acquired by Wingtra and its high-end vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone'), WingtraOne. Wingtra entered the market in early 2017 and is an innovative and rapidly growing VTOL drone producer for geospatial professionals. “The high-quality data collected with our WingtraOne PPK drone is well supported by the rigorous workflow of Correlator3D,” said Basil Weibel, CRO at Wingtra. “Our customers can generate extremely good quality maps and surface models on the SimActive platform even for very large projects.”... (read more)
2019-05-15 09:56:22

Topcon Announces Advanced Bentley Integration for Aerial Photogrammetry Processing

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced the new cloud-based photogrammetry processing powered by Bentley ContextCapture to its MAGNET Collage Web web-based service for the publication, sharing and analysis of reality capture data. The integration allows MAGNET Collage Web users who share and collaborate with scanning and mesh datasets to now process and add unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') photos directly to the MAGNET Collage 3D environment. The built-in Bentley ContextCapture Cloud Processing Service enables operators to upload UAV imagery direct-to-web without the need for high-end hardware requirements or IT constraints. Sharing UAV imagery projects “Operators with photos taken by any UAV will easily use the... (read more)
2019-05-27 08:40:53

SimActive Releases Version 8.2 for Processing of Multispectral Imagery

SimActive, one of the leading developers of photogrammetry software, has released Correlator3D version 8.2 with advanced processing capabilities of multispectral imagery. Supported sensors include the MicaSense RedEdge/Altum and the Parrot Sequoia. The new version allows automatic registration of multispectral as well as infrared images. The resulting fused data can be used in the software to produce digital surface models (DSMs) and digital terrain models (DTMs) and to generate multiband orthomosaics with perfect co-registration. “There is a growing need for multispectral sensors in agricultural applications such as crop management”, said Louis Simard, CTO at SimActive. “The new version allows our users to... (read more)
2019-06-03 11:46:25

DASHMap Data Processing Software for the ALTM Line

Optech Incorporated (Canada) has introduced DASHMap, the latest data processing software development for Optech’s Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) product line. DASHMap is Optech’s next generation data processing software for airborne lidar data. DASHMap includes a vastly accelerated data acquisition-to-processing ratio, a simplified user interface with embedded 3D visualisation, fully incorporated geodetic transformation and the total elimination of intermediate processing files. (read more)
2006-12-04 12:00:00

Demand for AUSPOS Processing System Continues after US Shutdown

During the US shutdown, around half of the more than 5,500 GPS datasets processed with the aid of Geoscience Australia’s AUSPOS global positioning system were from institutions and individuals based in the United States. Since that time, almost one third of the 3,200 processing requests have come from North America. AUSPOS is a service that allows users to submit logged GPS data to Geoscience Australia’s website where it is processed with respect to a global GPS tracking network providing coordinates with centimetre-level or better accuracy. AUSPOS is used extensively by the Australian geospatial, mining and construction industries to establish precise... (read more)
2013-11-14 10:16:35

Tiltan TLiD-R2 for Automatic LiDAR Data Processing

Tiltan Systems Engineering (Israel) has released the TLiD-R2, a second generation of TLiD Automatic LiDAR data processing product. The main improvements of release 2 are shorter processing speed, power line classification and vectoring capability, building vector improvements and manual vector editing capabilities. Tiltan leverages its experience in the 3D simulator world to create an intuitive design featuring 2D and 3D images running side-by-side, with the ability to view the classified point cloud and 3D photorealistic presentation side by side. This enables better understanding and QA of automatically derived vectors and DEM.   The TLiD software package allows for rapid importability... (read more)
2008-10-03 10:33:48
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