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

Upgrades and New Features VisionMap Image Processing Suite

VisionMap, a leading provider of aerial survey and mapping systems, has released a new version of its A3 LightSpeed image processing suite. The new version includes several upgrades and new features. First is a new and improved task management mechanism, used for parallelisation of processing computations. This new task management enhances system scalability and performance. LightSpeed 3.2 was tested on extremely large projects, while performing AT on millions of frames simultaneously as several processing blocks. LightSpeed's user interface now includes additional user functionality. For example, users can more intuitively process imagery from multiple flights within the same project. The measurement... (read more)
2013-03-12 08:45:41

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

Neural Network Algorithms for Remote Sensing Data Processing

Specialists of ScanEx RDC will hold a workshop on 28th April within the framework of the Geo-Siberia forum (Novosibirsk, Russia), dedicated to the use of neural networks for space images classification. "Neural Network Algorithms - the Most Effective Tool for Remote Sensing Data Thematic Processing" workshop is to take place in Conference Hall 3 of the International Exhibition Complex Siberian Fair from 15:00 to 17:00. The participants will be able to learn the specifics of automatic algorithms of the RS data classification for space imagery data interpretation and generation of different thematic maps.ScanEx specialists will speak about the analysis and... (read more)
2010-04-27 09:24:24

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

Improved Accuracy in L1 Post-processing for Zeno GNSS/GIS handhelds

An improved L1 post-processing kernel developed by Leica Geosystems built on the latest GNSS technology is one of the main improvements to the Leica Zeno GIS. Leica Zeno GIS users can expect a better and more reliable L1 GNSS performance without the need to upgrade their existing hardware. The improved L1 post-processing kernel provides considerable improvement in code post-processing accuracy in all environments. With the EasyIn process the simplest dataflow between field and office is supported. Zeno Office simultaneously checks in features and GNSS raw data, automatically post-processes GNSS observations and updates feature vertices to the most accurate location in... (read more)
2014-02-25 09:19:54

Monitoring 3D Urban Growth: An Innovative Approach Integrating Lidar Processing with Machine Learning

Automated measurement of the third dimension of urban growth is a crucial requirement for future urban planning and monitoring. Airborne Lidar is increasingly being used to produce regular time-based data over metropolitan areas. However, the current solutions ignore the specific needs of urban planners, are complicated to run and fail to address the problem of monitoring 3D urban growth over time at building scale. To address the current challenges, two possible solutions have been developed into an integrated procedure, as outlined in this article. Urban planners want to automatically estimate all three dimensions and model the changes to buildings, the... (read more)
2018-11-28 02:24:13

Earth Observation Data and Image Processing for High-level Humanitarian Support

An Efficient Approach for Estimating Refugee Camp Populations
Over the past decade, the world has witnessed a steady increase in the number of people forced away from their homes by natural disasters or political unrest. They often end up in camps that hold tens of thousands of refugees. The camps are supported by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that provide food, shelter and medical assistance. To manage their operations, NGOs and other agencies need to know how many people are in a given camp. This article explains how a combination of high-resolution satellite Earth observation data and image processing software provides an efficient approach for estimating camp populations. The refugee... (read more)
2018-05-09 09:27:45

Applanix Releases POSPac AIR 4.3 Software for Airborne Data Post-processing

Applanix (Canada) has announced the release of POSPac AIR 4.3, the latest update to its airborne data post-processing software. Developed for the aerial survey and remote sensing industry, the customided software incorporates a series of application-specific tools for systems using the company’s POS AV (Position and Orientation System, Airborne Vehicles) Direct Georeferencing technology. Application-specific toolsets include Photogrammetry Tools for system calibration and quality control of Direct Georeferencing for frame cameras, DSS Tools for mission management and image development of DSS imagery, and SAR Processing Tools for use with Synthetic Aperture Radar. New to the Photogrammetry Tools is an Automatic Tie-point... (read more)
2005-12-14 12:00:00
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