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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 a step-by-step tutorial video (with included real world data) that demonstrates creating a UAV/drone project that has GPS camera data and ground control points (GCPs). You can download the data and follow along yourself.  The data will load into the PhotoModeler UAS Demo as well.  The tutorial video can be seen here and the project data (with photos, gcp file, and sample projects) is available in…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 2016.1 and PhotoModeler UAS Release

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016

drone / uav flying

There is a lot of excitement over drones and UAVs these days, and rightly so! UAVs bring new a capability to inspect, document, measure and model objects and larger scenes that is difficult to do from the ground. They literally give you a new perspective! As well, more PhotoModeler customers are taking on 3D measurement, modeling and mapping tasks with drone and UAV photography. You’ve been asking for improved capabilities and new features to make your work easier in mining, stock pile monitoring, agriculture, accident scene mapping and other similar tasks that are well addressed by photos taken from the air. We have been working hard in the last year to create some very powerful new capabilities in PhotoModeler for UAV work, and as…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.    


PhotoModeler 2016.0.6 Release

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

2016.0 PhotoModeler 2016.0.6 was released Mar. 24th, 2016. The main reason for this release was to improve stability and fix user-reported crashes and problems. There were 9 crash fixes, 5 fixes to non-crash items and 7 small improvements. We have found that PhotoModeler 2016’s new crash reporting tool (that sends data to us in the event of a crash) is helping us track down some of the rare and esoteric crashes. It is almost impossible to fix a bug if we can’t reproduce it here and the new crash reporting tool helps us do that. It is not perfect, but we do like how it has helped improve the stability of PhotoModeler for our customers. One of the crashes that…Read More


PhotoModeler 2016.0.5 Release

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

2016.0 PhotoModeler 2016.0.5 was released Feb. 16th, 2016. The main reason for this release was to improve stability and fix user reported crashes and problems. There were 10 crash fixes, 4 fixes to non-crash items and 4 small improvements.   Getting the New Release If you are a current customer and have an active maintenance subscription, get the update. You can also use Check for Updates within the PhotoModeler software. If you are new to PhotoModeler and would like to evaluate the new version, download it. You will have 10 days of full capability (load your own photos, export models, etc.). After 10 days it switches to a restricted Demo mode – and extension codes are available from PhotoModeler resellers.


PhotoModeler 2016.0 Release

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

2016.0 PhotoModeler 2016.0.4 was released Jan. 27th, 2016 after a year of intense development and a couple of months of beta testing. One of the main focuses of this release is improved results with drone / UAS / UAV projects. The software is much faster processing larger numbers of photographs, handles control points with more flexibility, and reads GPS data from drone image headers. The improvements will help many different types of large projects in PhotoModeler Scanner (not just drone projects). As well there are numerous other changes that impact all three versions of the software. The major improvements are: New Smart Project Robust Orient. The photo orientation algorithm used in Smart Projects has undergone a complete rewrite. The major…Read More


Tip 86: Reusing camera positions with replaced images

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

When two or more cameras, affixed in un-moving positions, are used in a project, the images taken by these cameras can be replaced in the project without having to re-orient them. Doing this can save time and effort for project setups or camera rigs that are reused repeatedly. This procedure of swapping images on fixed cameras is useful for… setting up repeatable measurement projects using a fixed multi-camera rig as shown at right, doing comparisons between data sets while minimizing variables, measuring movement over time from a set of fixed cameras positions (e.g. security cameras), and creating multiple photo textures where lighting is variable. These projects can be oriented with SmartMatch, Coded Targets or manually marked and referenced points. The first object…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 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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