Optimal GCPs with Onboard GPS

Block Adjustment for Photogrammetric Production of Map of Iran
The collection of Ground Control Points (GCP) for block adjustment is a costly and time-consuming operation. Onboard GPS enables a reduction in the number of GCPs without loss of accuracy. The authors tested configurations of GCPs when using onboard GPS for achieving optimal accuracy in production of an overall map of Iran. The use of GPS in photogrammetric mapping began almost from the inception of GPS technology. Initially, GPS was used to obtain the coordinates of GCPs. GPS saved time and labour as compared to conventional surveying methods, producing more reliable coordinates whilst reducing costs. In the next stage, GPS... (read more)
2005-09-14 12:00:00

Smart Factories Need Space and Time Anchors

Enhanced SDI-based Human-machine Interaction
Spatiotemporal referencing can be used to enhance contextualisation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data and information flows within ‘smart’ factories, according to Studio iSPACE in Austria. Its five-step approach models an adaptive workflow to organise large-scale 3D data of a production facility. The goal is to support the extended personnel-machine interaction for indoor positioning, production asset monitoring and location-based management. In the event of problems with a production line, every minute counts for the factory’s managers. Service staff must be able to respond as efficiently as possible. All necessary information should be directly available and location-based. Studio iSPACE, part... (read more)
2018-02-01 09:32:16

SDI Extension for ArcGIS

The Carbon Project has released an update to CarbonArc PRO, its Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) 1.0 extension for ArcGIS. SDI 1.0 is a selected suite of OGC standards endorsed as part of ongoing efforts by government agencies to promote interoperability. CarbonArc PRO 1.5 brings a new generation of SDI 1.0 compliant data discovery and production tools directly to the ArcGIS desktop.   "CarbonArc PRO 1.5 wraps the OGC SDI suite of standards into a new generation of user friendly data production tools for the ESRI ArcGIS 9.2 desktop," said Jeff Harrison, president and CEO of The... (read more)
2008-02-21 02:49:24

UAS Captures Aerial Video in Canterbury Cathedral

For the first time in the history of the famous Cathedral of Canterbury, England, permission was given to operate a remote flying camera inside and through the Cathedral. The EagleCam was manoeuvred to 400ft over the cathedral and inside hovering close to precious ceilings and stained glass windows to capture architectural detail and original viewpoints of the ancient monument. Eagle Video Productions combined the footage with a brief historical overview to create a video to encourage tourists to visit Canterbury Cathedral and the surrounding area. The company is trusted to video ancient monuments, schools, hotels and sporting events to provide... (read more)
2013-05-29 10:42:19

Vexcel Imaging Adds New DTM Algorithm to UltraMap Software

Vexcel Imaging has released UltraMap version 5.0, the latest update of its all-in-one aerial photogrammetry software featuring comprehensive DTM generation and full integration of orthophoto production in UltraMap Studio.  With the introduction of a completely new Digital Terrain Model (DTM) algorithm based on automatic semantic image segmentation and intelligent filtering, UltraMap 5.0 now generates comprehensive DSMs and DTMs for export at first-rate quality. Additionally, several new features have been implemented to facilitate and speed up the data production process, from simultaneous DSM and DTM editing in one interface and simple re-processing for ortho products, to the full integration of orthophoto production in UltraMap Studio and new quality control tools such as visualization of non-ground objects. This gives... (read more)
2020-08-27 08:38:49

Breakthrough in Automatic Analysis of Aerial Images

At this year's CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, to be held from 6th to 10th March 2012, GTA will be presenting a prototype of a new Tridicon software version that enables the detection of 3D objects such as buildings without the need for 2D vector data (e.g. building outlines). Instead, stereo aerial images are the only source material needed for automatic 3D object reconstruction.   This development is said to revolutionise the production of 3D geodata worldwide. Additionally, GTA will be presenting the cutting-edge versions of its well known software products Tridicon 3D for the automatic production of 3D building models,... (read more)
2012-02-27 11:11:48

Intergraph Now Offering Feature Analyst for GeoMedia

Intergraph (AL, USA) has unveiled Feature Analyst for GeoMedia. The product was developed by Visual Learning Systems, Inc. (VLS) (MT, USA) as an add-on tool for Intergraph's GeoMedia platform. Available only from Intergraph, Feature Analyst for GeoMedia provides automated recognition and extraction of features, such as ships docked in a harbour and earthquake-damaged roadways and buildings in digital imagery. The product will integrate with two key Intergraph platforms and enable mapping, security and intelligence agencies to increase efficiency and accuracy in feature extraction and reduce decision and response time cycles. By speeding map production and decision-making processes, Intergraph enables geo-intelligence... (read more)
2005-11-02 12:00:00

Clutter Data Set for Germany

GAF AG has reached the mid-term milestone for the production of a national land use and land cover data set. The raster data product will be available in summer 2009. Land use and land cover data are useful for many business and research applications. They enable regional planning activities, the set-up and management of mobile telecommunication networks and facilitate environmental mapping and monitoring.   At present only very few and outdated data sets matching high quality customer criteria are readily available. GAF had decided in early  2009 to launch the production of "EURO-MAPS LC",  based on recent, multi-spectral IRS P6... (read more)
2009-06-05 01:52:00

ISTAR Sells First Mobile Pixel Factory to PASCO Corporation

ISTAR (France), a European digital cartographic company, has announces the delivery of ISTAR’s Mobile Production Suite - the Mobile Pixel Factory - to PASCO’s GIS Institute, located in Tokyo, Japan. This shipment marks the first sale of this stand-alone complete system, since its introduction to the photogrametric marketplace, a few weeks ago. Mobile Pixel Factory from ISTAR is an advanced mobile solutions that processes vast volumes of raw earth observation data from multiple sensors and rapidly produces a wide range of cartographic end products. To drive the unit, the operator requires only a laptop connected to the Mobile Pixel Factory... (read more)
2005-10-13 12:00:00

PlanetObserver Presents New PlanetSAT Updates Imagery Basemap of USA and Mexico

The French company PlanetObserver, specialised in  geospatial data production, has just finalised the new PlanetSAT Updates imagery basemap of the United States and Mexico. Processed with fresh and cloudless Landsat 8 source data, this new basemap covers more than 10 million square kilometres at 15-metre resolution. With an advanced natural colour imagery processing, this high-quality mapping product provides up-to-date and detailed geographic information, perfect for 1:50,000 scale mapping. Key user benefits of the new PlanetSAT Updates basemap are: Up-to-date and reliable geographic information data, available immediately, Plug-and-play product, ready-to-use in all professional applications, Flexible licensing and pricing models. PlanetSAT Updates... (read more)
2017-11-30 10:07:48
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