Topcon, Agisoft Form Partnership for UAS Photogrammetry Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 04, 2015 No Comments
Categories : Mapping & Surveying

With a goal of further expanding its solutions portfolio for mass data collection, Topcon Positioning Group has partnered with digital photogrammetric solution provider Agisoft LLC.

Topcon will provide the Agisoft Photogrammetric Kit for Topcon – Professional Edition for post-processing of data collected with the Falcon 8 and Sirius Pro unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Features include photogrammetric triangulation; dense point-cloud editing and classification; digital terrain or surface model export to a variety of formats, such as georeferenced orthomosiac production (including GeoTIFF and KML export); multispectral imagery processing; 3D model generation and texturing; and measurement analysis tools.

“The solution provides an integrated workflow for reaching high-accuracy survey results using UAS with minimal field work,” explains Eduardo Falcon, executive vice president and general manager for the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. “For example, when using the Sirius Pro, absolute accuracies down to 1.6 cm (0.6 in.) in plan and 2.7 cm (1 in.) in height are possible without the need for any ground control.”

Agisoft, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, processes digital imagery to generate high-accuracy 3D spatial data by using photogrammetric and computer vision techniques. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, Calif., and its European head office is in the Netherlands.

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