July 7, 2008 - BEIJING, CHINA - Applanix announced today that its Digital Sensor System (DSS) 439 RapidOrtho airborne mapping solution is now available with full LIDAR integration options for fixed wing and helicopter installations. Integration options include turn-key hardware and software workflow kits to produce final digital terrain and ortho-imagery products.
The announcement was made
at the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) 2008
Conference in Beijing.
Two LIDAR integration
options are available: One for low-altitude corridor mapping application using
the Riegl LMS-Q560, and one for high-altitude wide area mapping applications
with the Optech ALTM.
"With the addition of
the LIDAR options, users can now simultaneously collect and generate directly
georeferenced high-resolution color or color infra-red imagery and LIDAR point
clouds in the same mapping frame and projection," said Joe Hutton,
Director of Airborne Products. "These geospatial data sets can then be
used to generate a number of different mapping products including Digital
Terrain Models, Digital Surface Models, stereo models, orthophotos, and
orthomosaics, depending on the specific application. This represents a
significant step forward for our customers."
The DSS RapidOrtho,
certified by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as capable of providing
quality, consistent image data to support civil government mapping and
ortho-photography product development, is a medium format airborne mapping
system with a built-in directly georeferenced rapid orthorectification
Applications for the DSS
439 RapidOrtho system with LIDAR include: railway corridor mapping, utilities
corridor mapping, highway corridor planning and mapping, floodplain mapping as
well as other airborne mapping applications.
Applanix offers DSS clients world-wide customer support and a yearly
maintenance and warranty program. The LIDAR options for the DSS 439 are
available immediately through the Applanix sales network.
For more information on
the Applanix DSS 439 including specifications, features, and benefits, please
Applanix Announces LIDAR Integration Options for DSS 439 RapidOrtho Airborne Mapping Solution
July 7, 2008