Drone-based mapping and LiDAR are a powerful combination. Now Canada’s SimActive Inc., a leading developer of photogrammetry software capable of capturing aerial images from satellites, manned aircraft or drones, announces the integration of its Correlator3D ™ product into LiDAR USA developed LiDAR systems for drones.
LiDARUSA, also known as Fagerman Technologies, is a family business based outside of Huntsville, AL. The company specializes in laser scanning, photogrammetry, instrumentation and everything geomatics-related and has extensive experience with UAV-mounted LiDAR solutions. Combined with SimActive’s long history, which simplifies mapping for military, corporate and geosurvey companies, the new integration offers LiDARUSA customers new functions.
Combine mapping and LiDAR
“Possible configurations include two cameras arranged next to each other, with which the space requirements of the LiDAR sensor can be adjusted. This is a particularly useful facility for corridor mapping, ”says a SimActive press release.
“With the Correlator3D ™ software from SimActive, the images are automatically registered with the LiDAR data. As soon as a perfect alignment is achieved, the point clouds are colored based on the photos. “
“The ability to use LiDAR directly as a control to adjust image positions is truly a unique feature,” said Jeff Fagerman, CEO of LiDAR USA. “With Correlator3D, our customers can quickly combine LiDAR with data from multi-camera systems and achieve high quality output.”
This Thursday, December 10th, SimActive is offering two sessions of a special webinar in which concepts for the precise merging of images with LiDAR will be explained. SimActive will present the webinar to a global audience at 10:00 am CET / 5:00 pm CET. and at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST. Register here for the most convenient session.
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