Photogrammetry Aids River Restoration

Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry and GIS are being used to chart the success of a river restoration project in Northern England. Many of the world’s rivers are degraded as a result of modification of their flow regimes. This modification (‘regulation’) results from the construction of impoundments such as dams and weirs, as well as the water abstractions and tributary diversions that often go hand in hand with impoundment. Flow regulation affects the transfer of sediment downstream and, as a result, natural habitat-forming processes are compromised. These processes are important for aquatic organisms, so changes resulting from flow regulation affect the ability of... (read more)
2017-03-01 11:18:13

Photogrammetry Tool for UAV Land Surveying Missions

Before the introduction of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for aerial photogrammetry, planes, helicopters and metric cameras were used. Aerial mapping projects were often not only costly, but also complex due to the images being taken from high altitudes. UAVs have provided more affordable and faster aerial mapping solutions. When it comes to planning survey missions for small UAVs, UgCS is suitable software for the job. It supports most UAV platforms and provides useful tools such as a photogrammetry tool and an image geotagging tool. The photogrammetry tool in UgCS (designed by SPH Engineering) allows creating and flying photogrammetry missions... (read more)
2017-03-08 11:54:19

Wingtra Drone Sets New Benchmark in Photogrammetry

With the launch of the WingtraOne post-processed kinematic (PPK) drone, the Swiss manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) Wingtra aims to set a new benchmark in large-scale surveying and mapping applications. As the result of Wingtra’s collaboration with its industry-leading partners – photogrammetry software provider Pix4D, and the GNSS board and PPK provider Septentrio – WingtraOne PPK is now able to deliver orthomosaic maps and 3D models with an absolute accuracy down to 1cm. With the latest upgrade, the WingtraOne PPK drone can offer something that has never been seen before in drone photogrammetry: broad coverage and high... (read more)
2018-02-28 08:13:20

Trimble Launches Nomad 5 Rugged Handheld Photogrammetry Suite

Trimble has revealed the Nomad 5 - the next generation in its Nomad series of rugged handheld computers, and a major upgrade to its Inpho software suite. The tablet features a 5-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen and is based on an Android 8.1 operating system. Trimble claim the new device is intuitive to operate straight out of the box, and includes an ‘all-day’, user-replaceable battery. Other notable specifications of the Nomad 5 are certified MIL-STD-810Go military specifications for ruggedness, programmable hard keys, and a 2.2GHz Qualcomm processor. A unique feature of the tablet is a module bay that allows users to swap out replaceable... (read more)
2018-11-06 10:20:25

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

Delair’s DT26X Drone Captures Lidar and Photogrammetry Simultaneously

Delair has unveiled their latest UAV, the DT26X, which allows drone pilots to gather more information in a single flight by combining Lidar and an RGB camera. The DT26X is a fixed-wing drone that has a 30Km range, with a flight-time of almost two hours. By combining the UAV-designed RIEGLminiVUX-1DL Lidar and a Photogrammetry camera, Delair has increased the precision, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of surveying and 3D mapping from their drone. The RIEGLminiVUX-1DL offers a high scan speed of up to 150 scans/sec and a measurement rate of up to 100,000 measurements/sec – effective in penetrating poor lighting conditions or dense foliage.... (read more)
2018-02-16 10:25:22

Insitu Announces High Accuracy Photogrammetry for Aerial Surveys

Insitu has announced the successful integration of a 50-megapixel camera into its ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for delivering High Accuracy Photogrammetric (HAP) aerial imagery. This new capability is part of Insitu's INEXA Solutions, a comprehensive suite of remote sensing products and information delivery services for enterprise customers, particularly mining, oil and gas operations. The HAP-equipped ScanEagle remotely surveys broad areas quickly, accurately, and safely — due to ScanEagle's proven Beyond Visual Line of Sight performance and Insitu's specialized direct georeferencing system, combined with the accuracy of the carefully selected, purpose-built 50-megapixel aerial camera. Insitu has been a pioneer, performer,... (read more)
2017-06-29 04:31:32

Photogrammetry Now and Then - Interview with Nick Chamberlain

In this interview with Geomatics World, Nick Chamberlain takes stock of his working life as a photogrammetrist. Geomatics World: How would you describe what a photogrammetrist does? Nick Chamberlain: If you tell anyone you are a photogrammetrist their eyes usually glaze over so I normally say that I make highly accurate maps from aerial photographs for large engineering projects all over the world. Whenever I work from home my kids say “God Dad, your work looks boring” but I could think of a lot worse things to do for a living. GW: What’s been the highlight of your career in photogrammetry?... (read more)
2017-03-02 04:40:18

Jakub Karas

Jakub Karas is co-owner and technical manager of UpVision and works as consultant. He is specialised in photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS. He is vice-president of the Czech Unmanned Aerial Alliance, UAV industry representative in ISPRS (UAS group, TC1), and a member of the board of directors of UVS International, the Czech Geoinformatic Association and the Czech Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Karas is the author of several books about drones. (read more)
2017-07-03 02:55:23
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