senseFly eBee X Combines with Agisoft Metashape

senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, has announced a limited-time offer which combines the senseFly eBee X (and its highly precise suite of cameras) with intelligent photogrammetry software from Agisoft Metashape. Until 30 September 2019, customers who purchase an eBee X with one of the following sensors (senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, senseFly Aeria X or MicaSense RedEdge-MX) will receive 1,000 (USD/CHF/EUR) off the price of the drone and a six-month Agisoft Metashape Professional license for free (offer ends 30 September 2019, or while supplies last, whichever comes first). Combined, this solution provides users with fully integrated and highly precise suite... (read more)
2019-07-26 01:10:06

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

Welcome to the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019 in Enschede, the Netherlands

From 10 to 14 June, the campus of the University of Twente in the Netherlands will be the venue of the 4th ISPRS Geospatial Week. In this week, 13 workshops will provide excellent opportunities to discuss the latest developments in the fields of sensors, photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Many of the workshops are part of well-established series of workshops convened in the past. They will cover topics like unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) photogrammetry, laser scanning, spatial data quality, scene understanding, hyperspectral imaging and crowd sourcing & collaborative mapping, with applications ranging from indoor mapping and... (read more)
2019-04-16 09:10:51

Eye-bot Aerial Solutions Creates Highly Accurate 3D Vertical Monopole Models

ContextCapture Safely Collects More Data Faster to Build Precise Reality Meshes
In 2017, Eye-bot Aerial Solutions, a drone service company, completed a 3D reality model of cell tower antennas in Springdale, Pennsylvania. The project team at Eye-bot initiated the Springdale Monopole project to improve model fidelity, positional accuracy, and photo-realism by comprehensively modelling vertical monopole structures that feature transparent, complex cross-bracing. In the long term, Eye-bot strives to use the enhanced models to help create standardized 3D modelling workflows. The organization specializes in using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photogrammetry to generate 3D models of cell towers. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eye-bot has worked within several industries, including industrial manufacturing, oil and... (read more)
2019-03-06 12:58:16

UAS Platforms the Future of Successful Aerial Image Capture & Modelling

UAS (Unmanned Airborne Systems) are rapidly becoming a valuable source of data for inspection, surveillance, mapping and 3D modelling projects. Investment in the commercial UAS industry - estimated to increase by US$3.5 billion by 2024 – reveals the potential for UAS to aid or replace traditional methods of data collection. The catalyst for the high rate of UAS adoption is primarily the technological developments in microprocessor architecture and the falling costs of the manufacturing process. Even consumer-grade UAS - available for less than £1,000 – now feature sophisticated Internal Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS- and GLONASS-capable GNSS receivers, stabilised gimbals, and... (read more)
2018-11-21 12:05:17

Chintana Herrin

Chintana Herrin is a reality modelling product marketing manager with Bentley Systems primarily focused on applications pertaining to 3D photogrammetry and point clouds. She is responsible for Bentley’s ContextCapture, Descartes, and Pointools applications. Herrin has nearly 20 years’ experience marketing engineering software. She provides current and prospective Bentley users valuable insights into the advantages the company’s technologies provide to their organizations. (read more)
2018-11-09 12:12:12

DroneDeploy Releases Cloud Photogrammetry Software

DroneDeploy, a drone software platform with the largest drone data repository in the world, has announced the release of Map Engine - the industry’s first machine learning-driven photogrammetry software. The release came after a successful beta period where it processed 30K maps per month for more than 4,000 clients across 180 countries. Map Engine generates high-resolution maps and 3D models from drone imagery collected in the construction, energy, agriculture, and surveying sectors. The new processing engine leverages the latest cloud infrastructure and machine learning technology to deliver high-quality results and help customers reduce costs. "Map Engine tracks billions of points... (read more)
2018-08-22 01:13:10

Buzz and Balance - GEO Business 2018

This year’s GEO Business conference, held on 22-23 May in London’s Islington, was, according to Geomatics World editors Ian Dowman and Richard Groom, the biggest and best yet. The following is a summary of their report on the event which hosted 203 exhibitors from 25 countries, 100 exhibitor workshops, as well as many high profile speakers and seminars. It should provide a taste of the type of topics which were discussed during this excellent annual event. Digital Transformation Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer of Mott MacDonald, presented on the topic of digital transformation in economic infrastructure, with a particular focus... (read more)
2018-08-20 11:44:13

Hexagon Announces Updates for the 2018 Airborne Imagery Collection Plans

Hexagon’s Geosystems Division has presented updates for the 2018 airborne imagery collection plans of the Hexagon Imagery Program (HxIP), the premier source for professional airborne imagery provided through the cloud. In North America, the HxIP will update its coverage by more than 4.5 million square kilometres by the end of 2018. This includes a refresh of 24 previously captured US states. In addition to the 30cm programme, the HxIP is refreshing 15cm coverage for more than 260 cities in 2018. In Europe, more than 900,000km² of newly collected and updated areas will join the existing 30cm coverage bringing more than... (read more)
2018-08-08 02:14:19

Alexander Avery

Alexander Avery is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh’s MSc course in GIS and has a BSc Hons in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen. He specialised in UAV photogrammetry and is interested in applying this to topographical modelling. (read more)
2018-07-06 05:56:50
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