Topcon Positioning Group recently announced new software designed to facilitate data processing workflow for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infrastructure inspection.
Dubbed MAGNET Inspect, the software efficiently manages large data sets to create inspection reports, the company explains.
“MAGNET Inspect will work with models from virtually any UAV. When combined with Intel Falcon 8+ Drone – Topcon Edition and Topcon ContextCapture, powered by Bentley Systems, the software enables operators to efficiently navigate, annotate and create reports with inspection photos, effectively creating a very strong end-to-end inspection workflow,” says David Ahl, director of software product management. “It is now a key element of the Topcon end-to-end UAV and data processing workflow for inspection projects, which results in increased safety and faster data collection than traditional methods.”
MAGNET Inspect is designed to allow operators to easily visually navigate drone photos – aligning 3D reality meshes with raw georeferenced images in one location and filtering them based on selected criteria, including field of view.
“The software allows operators to easily document the observations and report them,” continues Ahl. “Images from the inspection can be flagged to indicate whether there are structural issues and annotated with built-in free-hand graphical tools. Data reports can then be created to include a preview image and link to high-resolution annotated image.”