Innovative Point&Pixel Solution Allows Photogrammetry While Reducing the Need for Ground Control Points
Geodetics Inc., a leading manufacturer of integrated Mobile Mapping Systems that utilize LiDAR, announces the release of its Innovative Point&Pixel Solution.
Point&Pixel™ will enable accurate colorization of the LiDAR point cloud using synchronously captured RGB images from a camera during the same flight as the LiDAR scanning collection. It’s a capability that will be added to their Geo-MMS™ and aligns with the company’s long-term strategy. Geodetics aims to provide industry professionals with cost-effective, streamlined solutions to produce 3D georeferenced point clouds.
Using Geodetics industry leading approach, users can quickly create colorized point clouds and photo mosaic without requiring multiple overflights of an area or different scan patterns.
Dr. Lydia Bock, Geodetics’ President and CEO said, “We are excited to bring this new capability to the market. While sensor fusion utilizing LiDAR is an extremely effective system that will reshape UAV/UAS use cases, it is very complex to master in the field. Our team of high-tech development professionals and market partners are always looking for ways to simplify the user experience. We believe that Point&Pixel will provide a great bridge between LiDAR point clouds for accuracy and foliage penetration and RGB cameras for accurate coloring of the 3D point cloud and rendering of the scene for the customer.”
Dr. Jeff Fayman, Geodetics’ CTO said, “We believe that our Point&Pixel technology will deliver a step function in utility to traditional photogrammetry customers. Beginning with the effective capture of Geo-MMS LiDAR point cloud data, Point&Pixel will allow our customers to generate accurate photogrammetry data while reducing the need for ground control points.”
Point&Pixel™ will be available in the fourth quarter, 2017 with beta test data available at its booth 612 at InterDrone 2017 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more information on Point&Pixel™ and the Geo-MMS™LiDAR mobile mapping system visit www.geodetics.com.