Upgraded Pix4D Drone Mapping Software Generates Tiled Level-of-Detail Mesh

Pix4D, a Switzerland-based provider of drone mapping and photogrammetric software solutions, has released its Pix4Dmapper Desktop 3.2.

According to the company, the new version offers advancements in stability and usability: Uploading desktop projects to the cloud is 10 times faster; camera parameter correlations are displayed in the quality report for easier troubleshooting and assessment; tiled level-of-detail (LoD) mesh is available in osgb and Esri formats; and it’s now available in Russian.

Similar to tiled maps or vectors, LoD mesh is stored in multiple hierarchies. This allows loading the mesh geometry and texture only within the visible extent and at different level of details based on zoom scales, explains Pix4D. Without this technique, users would need to load the entire file before taking any actions.

In Pix4Dmapper, users can also define the number of levels they would like 3D mesh to be stored, as well as the resolution of the tiled mesh.

The full list of updates to the software is available here.

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