Topcon, Agisoft Teaming Up On UAS Photogrammetry
Solution aims to bring users high-accuracy surveys with the help of UAS
Topcon Positioning Group is partnering with digital photogrammetric solution provider Agisoft LLC. The collaboration aims to expand the Topcon solutions portfolio for mass data collection (MDC).
“We are very excited to be able to offer the combination of our Sirius Pro and Falcon 8 UAS devices and Agisoft Photogrammetric Kit Professional software. The solution provides an integrated workflow for reaching high-accuracy survey results using unmanned aerial systems with minimal field work,” says Eduardo Falcon, executive vice president and general manager for the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group. “For example, when using the Sirius Pro, absolute accuracies down to 1.6 centimeters in plan and 2.7 centimeters in height are possible without the need for any ground control.”
Agisoft specializes in the processing of digital imagery in order to generate high-accuracy 3D spatial data using photogrammetric and computer vision techniques, and has been developing imaging solutions for nearly 10 years. Topcon will provide the Agisoft Photogrammetric Kit for Topcon Professional Edition software for post-processing of data collected using the Falcon 8 and Sirius Pro unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Features are many:
- photogrammetric triangulation
- dense point-cloud editing and classification
- digital terrain or surface model export to a variety of formats, including georeferenced orthomosiac production (GeoTIFF and KML export), multi-spectral imagery processing, 3D model generation and texturing
- full measurement analysis tools
About Topcon Positioning Group
Headquartered in Livermore, Calif., Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. Parent Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.