Implementation ERDAS Photogrammetry Solutions

Department for Planning & Infrastructure (DPI), a government agency in Western Australia has selected several ERDAS photogrammetry solutions for analysing coastline movements, engineering, maritime facility mapping and nautical charting. DPI is implementing LPS, ERDAS' signature photogrammetry solution that integrates software tools to streamline production-mapping workflows. LPS will be used to capture coastline movement information from current aerial photography. Coastal engineers can use LPS to study areas of the coastline in 3D and make better informed decisions about potential coastline movement and infrastructure impacts.   IMAGINE Autosync enables DPI to rectify old imagery to accurate present day aerial mosaics. Because older... (read more)
2008-09-17 09:30:00

Experiences in UAS Photogrammetry

Quality Matters
UAS mapping is widely accepted as a new method for acquiring spatial image data. The main business opportunities clearly lie in projects which are too small to be of interest for aircraft and helicopter platforms and too big for field mapping. Nevertheless, performing UAS operations profitably and with high-quality results is quite demanding. At the end of the day, the paying end customer is not really interested in whether the data was produced using UAS or more traditional methods; data quality is all that matters. This article focuses on UAS mapping productivity topics, shedding light on the practical challenges of... (read more)
2013-01-29 06:21:50

Strabo Photogrammetry 10.5 Launched

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies has released its photogrammetric UAS mapping application of Orbit Strabo Photogrammetry 10.5, and the update is immediately available for download. This upgrade adds new features on several levels: from new softcopy tools and a better integration of stereo imagery in GIS to improvements in the UAS data post-processing regarding precision and accuracy. Peter Bonne, vice-president of Business Development and senior product manager at Orbit GT, said his company is pleased to present the X.5 upgrade to its UAS photogrammetric mapping solution Orbit Strabo. This upgrade has tackled the unexpected: a turnaround in the calculation time of UAS bundle,... (read more)
2013-05-07 09:05:34

Shift to Aerial Photogrammetry

Rollei Special Engineering
Rollei GmbH was founded in 1920 as Rollei Fototechnic GmbH, in Braunschweig, the centre of today’s Germany. Founders Paul Franke and Reinhold Heidecke wanted to build opto-mechanically-superior cameras, not only for professional photographers but also for amateurs: high quality hand in hand with ease of use. This resulted in the 1929 ‘twin-lens’. With the ‘twin-lens’ began a long line of product developments, among them the first compact, 35mm film camera, Rollei 35, in 1966, and the first electronically controlled medium-format camera, Rolleiflex SLX, in 1976. A Special Engineering division was established in 1984 to expand the product range to terrestrial... (read more)
2006-05-22 12:00:00

Parallel Computing in Photogrammetry

Seamless Orthomosaic Creation from Massive Imagery
The race between data production and processing capacity has been going on for many decades, with data production usually on the winning team. This is also true for airborne and space-borne imagery, as the amount of images captured by satellite sensors and aerial cameras is growing not only steadily but also rapidly. How can the abundance of pixels be processed into photogrammetric products quickly and effectively? The answer lies in parallel computing. Today, computer clusters enable fast and affordable processing of photogrammetric tasks. Read on to learn how parallelism speeds up the creation of seamless orthomosaics. By Andrey Yu. Sechin, Racurs,... (read more)
2016-02-09 10:04:01

Photogrammetry Software for Sanborn

Sanborn has selected SimActive Correlator3D as its new platform of choice. With immense data volumes traversing complex production workflows, Sanborn required a new photogrammetry suite for handling projects efficiently. "The ability to process extremely large image blocks and handle state-wide digital elevation models (DEMs) without bottlenecks in the production workflow are very critical and important factors for the new photogrammetry software" said Dr. Mostafa Madani, chief technology officer of Sanborn. "The performance oriented software delivered high accuracy elevation data with high production throughput." "As a leading mapping company, Sanborn is renowned for their expertise and high photogrammetric standards," said Dr.... (read more)
2011-03-09 11:03:36

Oblique Airborne Photogrammetry Maturing Rapidly

Oblique airborne photogrammetry is rapidly maturing and entering the workflow of service providers. Many applications embrace the advantages of airborne capture combined with slanted viewing geometry which comes close to human perception of scenes from ground level. GIM International brings you an overview of the properties of oblique airborne images, the most common configurations and applications. (By Markus Gerke, Yoeri Slagboom and George Vosselman, The Netherlands) Figure 1, Sources of occlusion. Today’s aerial surveys are often carried out using multiple small or medium-format cameras mounted together and simultaneously capturing nadir and oblique images. Oblique images capture the scene under a... (read more)
2014-02-17 10:23:24

Photogrammetry Meets the Consumer Drone

Photogrammetry has made huge progress over the past 15 years, on both hardware and software fronts. Dedicated large-frame cameras enable increasingly high geometric and radiometric precision, capturing overlapping images to be used by software with new, tailored algorithms. Large-scale surface models with proven accuracy and high detail are produced from these images by dense image matching software, a technique which has in many cases replaced the more traditional Lidar. Two pioneers in introducing 3D models from photogrammetry into the consumer sphere are Vexcel and Microsoft. Vexcel focused on finding the best sensor for large scale mapping and 3D modelling, while... (read more)
2016-12-08 10:12:59

Leica Photogrammetry Suite 9.2 Released

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging (GA, USA) has announced Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS) version 9.2. In this new version, Leica MosaicPro, a component of LPS, mosaics and displays more rasters than before, providing enhanced and added tools to simplify the processes. Optimising efficiency, Leica MosaicPro automatically loads an image and then renders all the surrounding areas. This new feature minimises load time and decreases overall user management responsibilities. In addition, users may also implement the new undo feature when editing seams during the mosaicking process. This new feature automatically returns a seam to its original state, thereby replacing the previously timely... (read more)
2008-03-05 12:17:57

Vexcel VP Mapping and Photogrammetry

Vexcel Corporation (CO, USA) has announced that Dr William B. Gail, formerly director at Ball Aerospace, has joined Vexcel as vice-president of Mapping and Photogrammetric Solutions. He will lead the marketing and support for the UltraCam digital aerial camera and the UltraMap server. Bill Gail’s remote sensing experience includes spaceborne and airborne sensor technologies, remote sensing policy, and business development for a wide range of projects. Before his career at Ball Aerospace he managed radar processing and adaptive systems projects at the Aerospace Corporation. Dr Gail received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he focused his research... (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00
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