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

Leica Photogrammetry Suite 9.1

Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging (CA, USA) has released Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS) 9.1. The introduction of Leica Terrain Format (LTF) provides improved accuracy and processing over LPS 9.0. LTF supports fast update and querying of large quantities of point and line data. Additional features include the DTM Split and Merge tool and additional support for Leica MosaicPro. New versions of ORIMA and PRO600 are also available providing photogrammetry users with an improved workflow processing solution. LPS 9.1 is expected to begin shipping this fall. New features and enhancements in LPS 9.1 include: LPS Terrain Editor quick loading, display and update... (read more)
2006-09-14 12:00:00

Institute of Photogrammetry Awarded

In view of the exceptional value it has added towards development of geospatial science, The Institute of Photogrammetry (IPI), University of Hannover will be congratulated by GIS Development with the award for \'Building Geospatial Capacities and Knowledge Network\' during the inaugural ceremony of Map World Forum on February 10, 2009 at Hyderabad, India. Prof. Christian Heipke, current Head of IPI along with the past heads - Prof. Gottfried Konecny and Dr. Karsten Jacobsen will receive the honor on behalf of the Institute.   The Institute of Photogrammetry, University of Hannover has contributed significantly towards development of photogrammetry and remote sensing... (read more)
2008-12-03 03:48:45

Cutting-edge Photogrammetry Solutions

Germany-based technology company nFrames develops cutting-edge 3D surface reconstruction software designed for professional mapping production. Optimised for precision, speed and simplicity, the company’s core software product, SURE, is built to scale for large projects such as countrywide airborne image datasets. Munich 3D from nFrames. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, nFrames offers a new way for businesses to customise their image surface reconstruction workflows. The company’s SURE software delivers derivation of precise point clouds, DSMs, true orthophotos and textured meshes from small, medium and large-frame images for applications such as nationwide mapping or monitoring projects using manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles... (read more)
2016-08-05 10:36:22

Oblique Airborne Photogrammetry (1)

Properties, Configurations and Applications
Oblique airborne photogrammetry is rapidly maturing and entering the workflow of service providers. Many applications embrace the advantages of airborne capturing combined with slanted viewing geometry which comes close to human perception of scenes while standing on the ground. The authors provide an overview of the properties of oblique airborne images, the most common configurations and applications. 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 tilt angle, which is much larger than in nadir views. The tilt – the... (read more)
2014-02-17 10:18:18

Oblique Airborne Photogrammetry (2)

Automatic Building Detection and Verification
Multiple view oblique imagery of very high resolution is a rich source of semantic information about buildings and other objects on the Earth’s surface. The efficient extraction of semantic information from such imagery requires automatic scene analysis for which new methods have to be developed. Here, the authors present new methods for automatic building detection and verification from oblique imagery. (By Markus Gerke, The Netherlands, Jing Xiao, China and Adam Patrick Nyaruhuma, Tanzania) The popularity of systematic collection of oblique airborne images will increase rapidly as it becomes easier for humans to recognise lateral parts of buildings and other elevated... (read more)
2014-04-23 08:49:54

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

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

Growth in Photogrammetry in Russia

Racurs is privately owned company established from scratch in Moscow in 1993 without any start-up capital. The four founders, with backgrounds in the Russian defence industry and the Russian Academy of Science, wanted to transfer their knowledge and great experience in developing complex software systems for 3D visualisation, CAD and image processing to commercial software production. The first commercial product from Racurs was the photogrammetric software PHOTOMOD, the first license of which was sold in Russia in 1995. Since then we have continually improved the system to adapt to the requirements and wishes of our customers. It has thus evolved... (read more)
2006-02-23 12:00:00

Point Clouds: Photogrammetry or Lidar?

Photogrammetry or Lidar point clouds – both have their advantages, and which one is most suitable depends on the particular application. There is one difference that distinguishes photogrammetry from Lidar, namely RGB. Photogrammetric point clouds have an RGB value for each point, resulting in a colourized point cloud. On the other hand, when it comes to accuracy Lidar is hard to beat. But not all projects require the same accuracy, which is why it is always good to do some research first before you decide which method works best for you. Acquisition time and processing time are other issues that... (read more)
2018-05-30 11:18:37
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