Posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Datapix from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia is our latest Authorized service firm. They specialize in: Topographic, Civil and Structural Measurements, Aerial Photo Ortho-rectification, Photo Overlays and Visualizations.
Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011
A new journal article describes a technique using PhotoModeler for the measurement of inaccessible geological features. Details here – look for “Using Close Range Photogrammetry to Measure the Position of Inaccessible Geological Features”.
Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011
A new reseller in Slovenia will carry PhotoModeler and PhotoModeler Scanner in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. Information here.
Posted on Friday, January 14th, 2011
The first upgrade release for 2011 is now available. The release is ‘2011.0.0’. There are 64 changes and fixes. A few of the useful improvements are: Camera station GPS and geo-coordinates support, Further speed improvements, and Cursor-key table navigation. Details here. This page describes our new version numbering system (that started with the 2010 release in October 2010).
Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
The first patch upgrade for PhotoModeler 2010 and PhotoModeler Scanner 2010 is now available. The release is 2010.0.09. There are 40 changes and fixes. A few useful improvements as well. Details here. In addition, there are tutorial video updates – some now with closed captions, and a number of new ones. See www.photomodeler.com/tutorial-vids/online-tutorials.htm.
Posted on Thursday, October 28th, 2010
PhotoModeler 2010 and PhotoModeler Scanner 2010 are released today for sale. With a new cornerstone feature in PhotoModeler Scanner 2010 called SmartMatch, the result can often be a stunning, photorealistic 3D model generated from photographs entirely automatically. SmartMatch detects and matches natural features in images – giving automated project setup and 3D data without the use of targets. In addition, all of the software’s core algorithms have been rewritten for higher performance, and many of the algorithms are now threaded to take advantage of modern multi-core CPUs. Comparing the previous version PhotoModeler 6 to the new PhotoModeler 2010 on a four core computer, a user may experience speed improvements of up to 4x in project processing, 16x with automatic target…Read More
Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010
An amazing new feature was added to the PhotoModeler 2010 beta on Friday. The feature is called SmartMatch. SmartMatch brings automation to create 3d data from every-day images. SmartMatch searches out natural feature points in images, matches them between photos, and generates 3d xyz points automatically. It is as simple as loading your photos and pressing “Go”. The best way to understand SmartMatch is to watch the video on YouTube (try HD and full screen for best viewing) For those familiar with PhotoModeler’s coded targets and automated coded target projects, you can think of SmartMatch as automation for photos without targets. SmartMatch creates SmartPoints as a replacement for coded targets in certain scenes. Think of the time that you can…Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Mike Dunn, of The Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, Pittsburgh, published his slides from a recent presentation on the use of Close Range Photogrammetry in Mining and Reclamation. See our updated Geology Page.
Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2010
Since Eos Systems, the developer of PhotoModeler, is located in Vancouver, BC – the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, what better project to carry out than to model the iconic Inukshuk (the symbol of the Winter Games). Inukshuk are native Inuit statues made of large stacked rocks. They are stone landmarks used for navigation, or markers for hunting grounds or food caches. Vancouver has a large Inukshuk on the shores of English Bay that many say was one of the inspirations for the games logo. Is the camera in an iPhone 3GS good enough to do photogrammetric modeling? It is indeed! The iPhone camera does not have high resolution (being 3 MPixels) but it has a fixed lens (no…Read More
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2010
A new article written by a customer describes how they used four cameras and PhotoModeler to model sail shape (a spinnaker) in a wind tunnel and compared it to the design shape. See “Photogrammetric Investigation of the Flying Shape of Spinnakers in a Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel” on the Industrial Measurement Articles page.
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