SimActive Inc. announced a new LiDAR workflow integrated with its Correlator3D product.  The capability allows the user to import a point cloud in the software and to perform registration with an image dataset.  Correlator3D works with imagery from any source – aerial, satellite and drone.

Using LiDAR as control eliminates the need for traditional ground control points (GCPs) when processing the photos.  The registration occurs during aerial triangulation, leading to a precise alignment of imagery with the LiDAR data.  Following this, Correlator3D can output colorized point clouds as well as seamless orthomosaics.

SimActive has developed photogrammetry software since 2003.  The company introduced the first GPU-powered AT (Aerial Triangulation) and DSM (Digital Surface Model) generation engines in the industry, enabling multiple-fold processing speed increases.