Next-Gen Cameras Capture Market Innovation
It’s a new era for high-altitude, next-generation aerial camera and automatic ground processing systems—and these high-resolution imagery technologies are making headway in the commercial market.
Geospatial companies like Woolpert, www.woolpert.com, Dayton, Ohio, are purchasing imagery technology from companies such as VisionMap A3 Edge, www.visionmap.com, Aviv, Israel, to broaden solutions and offerings.
For wide-area collects, such as statewide imagery programs, this camera covers an extremely large area with efficiency and accuracy, says Jeff Lovin, senior vice president and director of government solutions for Woolpert.
This technology was borne and developed out of Israeli defense technology, and Woolpert has been working with VisionMap systems in development of advanced airborne payloads for tactical UAS (unmanned aerial vehicle) and other U.S. Dept. of Defense applications.
According to Layton Hobbs, technology and research and development director for Woolpert, the VisionMap A3 bridges Woolpert’s range of imaging capabilities. Clients now have lower-resolution, wide-area options from space-borne systems, high-resolution imaging from low to mid-altitudes and even hyper-resolution imaging from UAS or ground-based imagers, he says. The A3 fills a void in that continuum, he adds, and will allow it to collect medium to high-resolution products in larger swaths, across larger areas, with faster aircraft.
The geospatial firm has worked with VisionMap for five years on the application of this evolving technology. VisionMap, based in Israel, is a provider of digital automatic aerial survey and mapping systems.
This collaboration provides customers with leading-edge technology, putting them at the forefront of their markets, says Tim Leary, vice president of business development, VisionMap.
Currently, Woolpert is in the process of collecting and evaluating data generated by the VisionMap A3 Edge.
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