Neo-Geography Toolkit - Stereo Pipeline Examples The following HiRISE 3D surface models were built using the Stereo Pipeline. We provide them here as examples of the data products that can be generated using the software. For more information about these examples, refer to the "Data Processing Examples" Appendix in the Stereo Pipeline User's Guide. HiRISE Columbia Hills (Crop) HiRISE observations PSP_001513_1655 and PSP_001777_1650 are on the foor of Gusev Crater and cover the area where the MER Spirit landed and has roved, including the Columbia Hills. [ KML | 3D Mesh | Orthoimage | DEM | stereo.default ] Leica RCD30 for UAV - Mapping from UAV-based platforms - Leica Geosystems Leica Geosystems and SwissDrones – working together for Innovation and Safety Leica Geosystems, the leading provider of airborne mapping solutions, is collaborating with SwissDrones, a UAV manufacturer, to explore new UAV-based solutions that will meet the exacting requirements of the professional mapping market. Of particular focus are solutions that can be operated safely in often harsh environmental conditions. SwissDrones, which is based in the St Galler Rheintal, Switzerland, brings outstanding expertise in engineering, manufacturing, deploying and operating UAVs for earth observation, directly complementing Leica Geosystems industry- leading mapping technology. The Leica RCD30 for UAV – high accuracy mapping from UAV-based platformsAs a first, the Leica RCD30 medium format camera has been integrated into the SwissDrones Waran TC-1235 UAV. The Leica RCD30 is the world’s first medium format camera to provide superior multispectral imagery and highest accuracy.
StereoScan Agisoft StereoScan is an easy to use 3D modeling tool for automatic generation of textured 3D models from individual stereo pairs. The stereo pairs are not required to be calibrated or aligned, and can be captured by hand from any generic positions. Based on the close-range photogrammetry methods, StereoScan automatically calibrates the images, including camera positions and lens distortions. Both image alignment and 3D model reconstruction is fully automated. Supported formats Input formats: JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, JPEG Multi-Picture Format (MPO).
Cartagram — Geocoded Image Visualization — by Bloom Cartagr.am This is Cartagr.am, by Bloom . It shows popular public photos from Instagram arranged on a map. Click and drag to pan around ... Match Photo: Introduction Match Photo introduction Use the Match New Photo and Edit Matched Photo menu items to create a 3D model to match a photo or to match an existing 3D model to a photo's context. Activate the Match New Photo and Edit Matched Photo menu items from the Camera menu. SketchUp is commonly used to create designs of buildings or structures. SketchUp allows you to create these designs using the actual, real-world scale (a scale of 1:1 where a unit of measurement in SketchUp represents that actual unit of measurement in the real world). Photogrammetry Photogrammetry is an estimative scientific method that aims at recovering the exact positions and motion pathways of designated reference points located on any moving object, on its components and in the immediately adjacent environment. Photogrammetry employs high-speed imaging and the accurate methods of remote sensing in order to detect, measure and record complex 2-D and 3-D motion fields (see also SONAR, RADAR, LiDAR etc.). Photogrammetry feeds the measurements from remote sensing and the results of imagery analysis into computational models in an attempt to successively estimate, with increasing accuracy, the actual, 3-D relative motions within the researched field. Its applications include satellite tracking of the relative positioning alterations in all Earth environments (e.g. tectonic motions etc), the research on the swimming of fish, of bird or insect flight, other relative motion processes (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing). Integration
Mapping the World in 3D — with Drones? As controversial as they are, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly becoming a viable tool in many industries. In fact, these UAVs (or drones, as they are commonly called) will soon be able to see and map the world in 3D using reality capture software. Reality capture refers to the use of technology as a tool in capturing and documenting reality in 3D. It is primarily achieved through laser scanning or photogrammetry, which is the practice of stitching together a set of images taken at multiple locations and angles to create one 3D model. The information gathered in reality capture is often stored in point clouds — which, because they contain millions of individual points of information, can be massive files that are difficult to manage.
Match Photo: Modeling from photos Creating a 3D model to match a photo Use the matching process to create a 3D model to match one or more photos of a building or structure. This process is best suited for making models of images of structures containing features representing parallel lines, such as the top and bottom of a square window. Note: There are several You Tube videos on the Match Photo feature, including two videos that use the same example found in this article. These videos might use an different version of SketchUp, but the process and Match Photo tools are exactly the same. To create a 3D model to match photos of a building or structure:
50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.
Capturing reality with automatic 3D photogrammetry software Smart3DCapture™ applies to a variety of application areas where it dramatically enhances productivity or even opens new business opportunities. Image courtesy of InterAtlas 3D Cartography geographic portalstopographic databases Image courtesy of Idaho Airships Architecture, engineering & construction Architectural applications « Punchcard: VideoTrace VideoTrace allows a user to create models of object from video sequences. There are a number of applications which require models of buildings, including those in architecture and defence. VideoTrace thus enables a user to generate a model of a building or a set of buildings from a video sequence. These sequences can be captured from street level, or from above.VideoTrace uses image data to interpret the user interactions, but exploits 3D point clouds when available, to guide the fitting process.
RDO Integrated Controls The FAA is moving closer to delivering on it promise to “provide a framework for integrating new technology safely into our airspace.” The FAA Modernization Act of 2012, mandates a standardized and permanent system for governing commercial sUAS (small unmanned aerial vehicle system) in the national airspace. The FAA Part 107 rules will be a new option other than the 333 Exemption which is the only current system for commercial sUAS compliance. There are plenty of rumors about what Part 107 compliance will entail and all we have to go on are the proposed rules from the FAA.