Leica Geosystems, a leading manufacturer of airborne sensors, announces a DSM extraction module for its leading line sensor workflow Leica XPro, which provides advanced ground processing from data download to image generation. Users of Leica XPro V5.0 can now generate stereo-viewable frame images from line sensor data acquired with the Leica ADS Airborne Digital Sensor, taking advantage of the high geometric and radiometric accuracy associated with the Leica ADS, while maintaining familiar workflow and data archiving standards.
Leica XPro DSM is tailored for high-performance and high-resolution DSM computation. This new module perfectly integrates within the Leica XPro workflow and offers an option to obviate LiDAR missions for orthophoto production and DSM generation, saving additional flight cost. In addition, capturing the imagery and surface models during the same flight offers the advantage of image features and geometry that match with the DSM.
Leica XPro DSM has already been successfully used in production by North West Geomatics and will be released as a new module of XPro 5.0 this fall.
The new Leica XPro V5.0 has more to offer. Leica XPro Slicer, is an effective tool for slicing L1 flight lines into easy-to-store and easy-to-deliver stereo-viewable image tiles. XPro Slicer products form an excellent basis for those who prefer traditional frame-based 3D mapping and feature extraction, both in the office and also in the field. In addition, stereo-viewable frames can now easily be stored along-side other frame imagery.
Leica XPro 5.0 will be released by the end of October.