HANNOVER, Germany -Trimble introduced new versions of its eCognition image analysis software and Trident Analyst office software. The release brings geospatial analysis technology, developed for remote sensing, into the land mobile mapping and survey domain.
eCognition enables geospatial data such as
images, point clouds and GIS vectors to be integrated and analyzed to quantify
features or detect changes over time. eCognition 8.8 now extends these
capabilities for mobile terrestrial data collection applications. The
eCognition 8.8 functionality is not only delivered within the eCognition
environment, but also drives embedded analysis routines within Trimble Trident
Analyst 5.0 software.
Analyst manages and interprets high-resolution digital images and large point
clouds, and automatically extracts features from terrestrial mobile mapping
data. The first automated feature driven by eCognition is used to detect
roadway pavement edges; allowing accurate and consistent road aspect
calculations. Trident customers can also extend their analysis capabilities
using eCognition Developer, creating customized analysis routines for use
within Trident Analyst.
manage the complexities of land mobile data, new analysis perspectives have
been implemented within eCognition 8.8. The existing "top down" data
analysis is supplemented with "camera view" analysis, providing the
best perspective for both horizontal and vertical feature extraction. Native
and rasterized point cloud analysis are both supported to provide the best
object and object statistics creation results. 3D line export generates vectors
directly for mobile mapping environments. New point cloud clustering algorithms
identify point clusters based on attributes such as elevation, RGB
characteristics or intensity to automate rapid point cloud classification.
flexible data fusion and analysis capabilities have been successfully
implemented in aerial survey and satellite remote sensing for over a
decade," said Katherine Sandford, general manager of Trimble's GeoSpatial
Division. "The introduction of these capabilities into the land mobile
sector will create new opportunities for both existing eCognition users and
land mobile specialists who are new to eCognition's object-based
existing eCognition users, version 8.8 also provides new features for the
analysis of aerial and satellite data including Esri File Geodatabase support.
The Trident Analyst software also provides improvements such as the creation of
colorized point clouds, boresight laser calibration on demand, automatic
detection of plains and more.
Trimble Announces eCognition 8.8 and Trident Analyst 5.0 Software
October 9, 2012