New Partnership to Further Accident Investigations via UAVs, Photogrammetry


MicroSurvey Software Inc. has announced a partnership with Pix4D in which the two will provide end-to-end solutions for customers adopting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and photogrammetry technology.

British Columbia-based MicroSurvey Software, a member of the Hexagon family of companies, says it has been developing software and hardware solutions for the surveying and mapping industry for more than 30 years. Pix4D, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a manufacturer of advanced photogrammetry software.

Focusing primarily on forensic accident and crime scene investigation, Pix4D and MicroSurvey will create software bundles for complete solutions, enabling field-to-office workflows for customers using photogrammetry.

The combined solutions for both forensic and land surveying markets will be available online and through existing MicroSurvey distribution channels, the companies say.

Lorenzo Martelletti, sales and marketing director at Pix4D, who notes that drone-based photogrammetry has emerged as a “disruptive technology for accident scene investigation,” says that “investigators can use UAVs to capture data in minutes, allowing for an extremely fast cleanup of the scene.”

“Accurate post-cleanup measurements are done virtually in Pix4Dmapper and further transformed into court-ready documents using IMS Map360,” Martelletti explains.

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