Simultaneous dual lidar and oblique mapping

September 8th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Geocue Group featured its new True View line of UAV sensors at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, US. True View offers an lidar and dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a lightweight payload for use on commercial drone platforms. This allows for automated generation of true 3D colourised point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos from a single drone flight. Initially, photogrammetric techniques using cameras and imagery were the only option for drone surveys, but the need to add lidar to the payload is increasingly common. To address growing demand, the True View 410 offers an integrated lidar/camera payload designed for high-accuracy 3D colourised point clouds. The dual custom Geocue mapping cameras, a Quanergy M8 Ultra laser scanner and the Applanix APX-15 position and orientation system (POS), makes for a true 3D imaging sensor. With its wide 120° fused field of view, the sensor provides high efficiency 3D colour mapping with vegetation penetration in a payload package with a mass of about 2 kg. All data processing is accomplished in the bundled True View Evo software, built in to the company’s LP360 platform.

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