TAG: aerial imaging

Phase One’s new aerial camera features innovative shutter design

September 19, 2016By

Phase One Industrial has introduced the iXU-RS aerial camera series, featuring a breakthrough central lens shutter design, according to the company. The new shutter technology is based on an innovative direct-drive concept with electronic charging that enhances exposure speed to as fast as 1/2500s, while guaranteeing half a million exposures, an unprecedented shutter life span. The series’ flagship 100MP iXU-RS1000 camera system,... read more

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Phase One innovates four-band aerial imaging

September 6, 2016By

Phase One Industrial has introduced its Phase One 4-Band Solution, which incorporates an innovative batch-processing tool that automates and simplifies the four-band aerial image generation process. Adding a fourth band of near infrared (NIR) image data to three-band color (RGB) image data yields multispectral information useful in vegetation studies — in applications ranging from crop metrics for optimization, to vegetation health, environmental... read more

Helping the blind see: UAV mapping turns UNESCO site into 3D model

July 25, 2016By

The ancient city-kingdom of Kourion on the southwestern coast of Cyprus can now be “seen” by those with impaired vision. Kourion, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paphos, was once an important urban center. While most of the archaeological remains — including several buildings with well conserved floor mosaics — date to the Roman and Early Byzantine periods, the most ancient finds... read more

Icaros releases update of OneButton UAS image processing software

June 23, 2016By

Icaros Inc., a provider of aerial imaging software, has released version 4.2.2 of OneButton. The release contains new features and improvements as well as a new flight planning software module. Here are the highlights: Additional parameters have been added to enable users to create enhanced quality output products. Users can now create their own parameter templates to run similar projects repeatedly with... read more

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New Esri Book Covers Aerial Imaging Basics for GIS

August 3, 2015By

Satellites, aircraft and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) collect imagery that can be displayed and analyzed within a geographic information system (GIS) to extract important information. To familiarize GIS professionals and students with the advanced earth imaging technologies available today, Esri has published Essential Earth Imaging for GIS. The book is a field guide to Earth imaging, providing guidance to efficiently and... read more

Phase One Aerial Cameras Support IGI’s GNSS/IMU

February 20, 2015By

All Phase One Industrial aerial cameras now fully support the IGI AEROcontrol, GNSS/IMU positioning system, the companies announced. Aerial camera models include iXA-R, iXA, and iXU. Phase One aerial cameras are high-quality industrial-grade camera systems, which have found wide success in the photogrammetry market, both among end users and OEM integrators. AEROcontrol is a GNSS/IMU system for the precise determination of... read more

Pirker Drone Case Reaches Settlement

January 30, 2015By

Aerial photographer Raphael Pirker has settled the civil penalty proceeding brought by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in 2013 concerning his flight of a styrofoam Zephyr II model aircraft (or “drone”) at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in October 2011. The $1,100 settlement  “does not constitute an admission of any of the allegations in the case or an admission of... read more

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Icaros to Unveil Versatile Nadir/Oblique Aerial Mapping System at InterGeo

October 3, 2014By

Icaros, Inc., a provider of aerial remote sensing and 3D visualization solutions, will unveil the IDM 1000 digital oblique mapping system next week at the 2014 InterGeo Conference in Germany. The versatile Icaros Digital Mapper (IDM) 1000 combines a high-accuracy photogrammetric nadir camera with four high-quality oblique sensors in a modular airborne imaging package. “Icaros developed the IDM 1000 for... read more

Trimble Launches New Airborne LiDAR Systems

February 19, 2014By

Trimble is adding to its airborne LiDAR portfolio with the Trimble AX60i and AX80. Both are highly capable, versatile systems that meet the demands of aerial survey operators for corridor and wide area mapping projects, Trimble said. The new airborne systems, together with flight planning and analysis software tools, have been designed to provide rapid and efficient point cloud capture... read more

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