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With A Camera and a Laser Reconstruct a Crime Scene

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017

Unfortunately, this is an all too common story: The convenience store clerk was alone when a man entered the store. He demanded money and cigarettes. When the clerk refused, the clerk was beaten and then shot, leaving no eyewitnesses to this horrific crime. But there was a ‘witness’ – the store had a single security…Read More


Subscription Sale Ending Soon & Two New Tips

Posted on Thursday, June 15th, 2017

PhotoModeler Subscriptions Sale Ending July 15th A reminder that in one month the introductory sale for PhotoModeler Subscriptions ends. Get 25% off the subscription fees forever! Subscriptions were first introduced in April 2017. Subscriptions are full licenses that auto-renew monthly or yearly. Subscriptions are a lower-cost entry point and help with cash flow management in…Read More


PhotoModeler 2017.0.1/2 Releases

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

On May 4th, 2017 PhotoModeler version 2017.0.1 was released, and on May 26th, 2017 version 2017.0.2 was released. These releases provide many small improvements and bug fixes, and a few interesting new features. View the summary list of changes, or the complete list. The interesting new capabilities in these two releases are: New UAS tutorials.…Read More


With A Camera Perform Accurate and Detailed Surveying

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017

Surveying is an essential process in mapping, mining, construction, and architecture. This time and labor intensive process involves using a wide range of traditional and modern equipment to obtain measurements. Depending on the nature of the task, the required accuracy, and the challenges involved, a surveyor can use a tape measure/roller, a total station, a…Read More


Efficient and Accurate Mapping with a DJI Matrice

Posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The PhotoModeler partner, Klau Geomatics, is now selling their PPK (Post Processed Kinematic) GPS unit for DJI Matrice 100 and 600 UAV drones. This PPK unit, along with PhotoModeler’s PPK integration, provide excellent accuracy in ground surveying with minimal ground control. To get high accuracy with a drone photo-based survey, one usually needs to place…Read More


With a Camera Measure Shape and Movement in Sails and Flexible Structures

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017

With A Camera Blog Series In our second of the series we describe a unique and interesting application of measuring fabrics, sails, and flexible structures – something that is very hard to do with other methods.     Introduction Flexible structures, such as sails, fabrics, flexible wings, and solar sails are very hard to measure…Read More


PhotoModeler 2017 Release

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

On April 12th, 2017 we released the new 2017.0 version. This version has some significant improvements and changes: Subscription licensing Revamped ortho-mosaics Automated low density surface creation Single photo calibration improvement 34 fixes and smaller improvements Subscription Licensing As of April 12, 2017 you have the option of buying a monthly or yearly subscription to…Read More


With a Camera Determine Who Caused a Collision

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A New Blog Series We introduce a new blog series called “With A Camera“. With each blog post in this new series we describe an application of close range photogrammetry – that is, 3D measurement and modeling with a camera. The articles will describe significant real-world problems and how photogrammetry was able to uniquely solve…Read More


PhotoModeler 2016.2 Release

Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016

PhotoModeler 2016.2 was released Nov. 28th, 2016. This release has three significant improvements: PPK – GPS Post Processing Kinematics Support UAV / drone video tutorial with real UAV data Processing speed improvements For further information on PPK and how to do high accuracy surveys with drones see the PPK blog post. There is a new…Read More


Survey Grade Accuracy with a Drone without Ground Control !

Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

To get high accuracy with a drone photo-based survey, one usually needs to place and survey ground control points. Ground control points are either man-made targets (e.g. large cross) that you place on the ground before the flight, or visible natural features, surveyed with a high accuracy instrument (total station or RTK GPS). To achieve…Read More



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