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Capturing BIM Data: An Affordable Alternative to Laser Scanning

Posted on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

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BIM and the Importance of Image Processing BIM is the process of designing a building collaboratively with just one coherent system of 3D computer models, rather than multiple sets of separate diagrams. This leads to huge savings in time and resources, more accurate estimation, and fewer mistakes and alterations due to loss of data. BIM data can then be used for on-going management and maintenance of the building. The field of construction design has been transformed by the rise of digital technology. First, hand-drawn blueprints were replaced by 2D CAD systems. Then, as computing power grew, this evolved into 3D CAD. BIM is the next stage in the computerization of construction design, allowing more complex projects to be undertaken than…Read More


Top PhotoModeler Videos for Learning

Posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017

Instructional tutorial videos are a great way to learn PhotoModeler.  We’ve recently done a few updates to the PhotoModeler tutorials: A new forensics single camera tutorial Some new voice overs Key videos on YouTube Newest Tutorial Video for Forensics We recently published a new tutorial that will be of interest to those doing forensic measurement from single images (esp. those taken by security cameras and dash-cams). A recent release of PhotoModeler added an improved way to compensate for lens distortion for the highest accuracy results – this video describes this process. This tutorial describes how to extract important measurements like heights and positions in a crime scene from a security or surveillance camera image. [Single Security Camera Tutorial Video –…Read More


PhotoModeler in Accident Reconstruction and Trade Show

Posted on Monday, September 11th, 2017

PhotoModeler has been the premier photogrammetry tool for accident reconstruction and incident scene forensics for more than 20 years. Continuing with that tradition we announce two items: Upcoming AR Conference Booth Drones / UAV in Accident Reconstruction Page   Accident Reconstruction Conference PhotoModeler will have a booth at the 2017 ARC-CSI Crash Conference, September 18-21, 2017, at the South Point Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.  If you are attending the show please come by for a chat! We will be demonstrating the newest in drone / UAV use with PhotoModeler as well.   Using Drones in Accident Reconstruction PhotoModeler has been used since the early 1990s as a key tool in the accident reconstructionist’s toolbox. For the most part, until recently, this…Read More


PhotoModeler Price and Licensing Changes

Posted on Monday, July 17th, 2017

Significant changes to PhotoModeler licensing and pricing! July 15th, 2017 A price reduction for PhotoModeler Standard. The new ability to use your PhotoModeler license on a second computer. New educational pricing. Aug. 1st, 2017 A price increase for PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler UAS – get your copies now! License Change As of July 15th, 2017, the PhotoModeler license agreement has been updated to allow for one license to be used by one person on two computers.  If you have a work computer and a home computer and you are the sole user of PhotoModeler then you can install and license one copy on both those computers.  This also applies if you have a work computer and laptop that you take…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 businesses. Subscriptions are available for all 3 products: Standard, Scanner, and UAS. In addition to providing the license to run PhotoModeler for 1 or 12 months, subscriptions provide all updates and a reasonable amount of tech support. If you purchase a Monthly or Yearly Subscription on or before July 15th, 2017 you will get 25% off your subscription price. And even better, if you don’t…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 and survey several ground control points spread across the area. 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, and both surveyed with a high accuracy instrument (total station or RTK GPS). Minimizing or removing the need for ground control points speeds up your survey and reduces cost. This can be achieved…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 2 cm to 4 cm ground accuracy from your drone survey over the whole area usually requires 10 or more ground control points. These ground control points (GCPs) require travel over the whole site, take time to place, survey, and optionally remove, and thus are an expensive method. Any way to reduce ground control requirements is money and time in your pocket! How can you reduce…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 PMU product page. To celebrate this release, and our exhibiting of PMU at the Commercial UAV Expo Nov. 1st and 2nd in Las Vegas, we are offering a time limited discount for the new product. Between Nov. 1st and Nov. 30th, PhotoModeler UAS (and trade-ups from other PhotoModeler products) will be 35% off. Contact Eos Systems to get the store discount code.† The PhotoModeler UAS…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 (www.wrex2016.com) and the ARC-CSI Crash Conference, May 23-26 in Clark County, NV (www.arccsi.com). Accident reconstructionists can consult with our experts about best practices for the use of PhotoModeler in collision investigations. Topics include incident scene mapping from UAS/drone, combining photogrammetric data with other survey devices like total station or laser scanner, standalone use of PhotoModeler for scene surveys, using 3rd party photos from unknown cameras, and presenting photogrammetric evidence in court.    


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 a number of ways, including being listed on the PhotoModeler Ambassador web page: www.photomodeler.com/ambassadors. PhotoModeler Grants A PhotoModeler Grant is a discount on PhotoModeler software and maintenance for educational institutions and students (as well as the occasional indie film or game producer). To obtain the grant the student / professor / producer submits a grant application. Eos staff will review these applications on a case-by-case basis…Read More


 


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