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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

Time Limited Discount for PhotoModeler UAS

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

We officially announced PhotoModeler UAS to the world late last week, after a soft-launch a couple of weeks ago. See the press release that was published Oct. 26th, 2016 (also included in full below). PhotoModeler UAS (PhotoModeler for Unmanned Aerial Systems) is photogrammetry software optimized with new features for drone / UAV users. See the…Read More

PhotoModeler At Upcoming Trade Shows

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

PhotoModeler at WREX and ARC-CSI 2016 conferences Come join us at the PhotoModeler area at both the WREX 2016 World Reconstruction Exposition, May 2-6 in Orlando, FL ( and the ARC-CSI Crash Conference, May 23-26 in Clark County, NV ( Accident reconstructionists can consult with our experts about best practices for the use of PhotoModeler…Read More

The New PhotoModeler Ambassador and Grant Programs

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015

Eos Systems is introducing two new community programs: PhotoModeler Ambassadors and PhotoModeler Grants. PhotoModeler Ambassadors A PhotoModeler Ambassador is a keen member of the PhotoModeler community that regularly uses PhotoModeler and photogrammetric processes in their work, and regularly shares information, using various media, about their experiences with colleagues and the community. Ambassadors receive recognition in…Read More

UAS / UAV Photography for 3D Scanning, Measurement and Modeling

Posted on Monday, January 19th, 2015

With the proliferation of UAS/UAV (unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones) armed with lightweight cameras it has become much easier to capture, scan, measure and 3D model scenes from above. The technique is called photogrammetry. You no longer need to hire an airplane to take aerial photos or purchase expensive aerial photos of…Read More

Blog and RSS Change

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The PhotoModeler Blog and the RSS feed have moved to a different domain. Those that get the blog by email should continue to do so with a slightly different format. Those that follow the blog with an RSS reader should still see the blog (the rss feed request is redirected) but you may have seen…Read More

PhotoModeler Orthophoto Improvements & 2014.1 Release

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014

A new version of PhotoModeler (2014.1) was released July 9th. The main focus of this release is improved orthophoto production – in quality, speed and capability. An orthophoto is a re-rendering of photographic data to take into account the surface shape.  It turns a photograph (or set of photographs) into an image that is like an…Read More

Capturing Motion with Photogrammetry and PhotoModeler

Posted on Friday, October 11th, 2013

In this post I highlight the practical uses of PhotoModeler Motion (PMM), and feature two example projects. PhotoModeler Motion / PMM is the top of the PhotoModeler product line. It brings the time dimension into your measurement and modeling projects. PMM includes all features of PhotoModeler and PhotoModeler Scanner, and adds modeling of a dynamic…Read More

Using the GoPro Hero 3 for 3D Photogrammetry Modeling and Measuring

Posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2013

  Introduction The GoPro Hero 3 is a small, lightweight, robust, low cost, and high definition video and still camera used primarily for capturing action.  The GoPro Hero 3 Black is one of the recent high resolution versions of the GoPro lineup that can be used for photogrammetry – the science of measurement, modeling and…Read More

Web viewing of 3D photogrammetry models with Sketchfab

Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

  Sketchfab is an exciting new service for presenting 3D model data on the web. PhotoModeler can export files compatible with Sketchfab. This blog post describes the steps to export a 3d model from PhotoModeler and load it into Sketchfab. Before we show the steps, we have uploaded some PhotoModeler samples into Sketchfab. (Note you will…Read More

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