The energy, enthusiasm and the inventiveness that is going into UAV* technology these days is truly remarkable. There has been a proliferation of manufacturers, suppliers, users and conferences promoting the technology. We have all seen stunning video clips and images taken from UAVs – the low altitude aerial perspective enables unique views of a wide sweep of surrounds as well as the foreground focus of attention.
In July 2012 I attended the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego and assisted a UAV manufacturer on their trade exhibit, fielding questions from potential customers of this technology. It was a revelation, not only because of the technology, but because of the reaction of the punters. I could see it in their eyes. Everyone wanted to do this for a job. “Get paid to have fun? I’m in!” Read more
We are in the process of generating an aero3Dpro virtual 3D city model of Adelaide CBD.
In this post you will find a collection of aerial oblique imagery of new building developments as well as other interesting architectural, heritage buildings within Adelaide CBD.
The gaming and the mapping world might look like two very distinct industries but when we give a closer look, we can discern some similarities. Both industries are now more than ever benefiting from each other’s unique features. In one hand, interactive 3D GIS are now using improved graphics, atmospheric and particles effects to visualise real-world data as well as interactive navigation capabilities similar to a video game. In the other hand, maps are the core component of many video games and can be based on either fantasy or real-world information derived from geospatial data. A growing number of games developers have also started to use 3D assets generated using 3D photogrammetry techniques. Read more
An increasing number of Australian states government departments and local councils are using or are in the process of acquiring virtual 3D city models as part of their planning and development strategy. In addition to other geospatial information layers integrated into interactive 3D GIS solutions such as Skyline TerraExplorer, these new tools provide intuitive and innovative ways to communicate complex information and develop long-term management strategies. Read more
Oblique imagery got thrust into the spotlight with Microsoft’s publication of the Bird’s Eye imagery to the public. Geo-referenced oblique images are useful for highly automatic creation of 3D city models on their own or in combination with airborne Lidar and planar topographic maps containing building outlines. With the advent of multi-ray matching algorithms using rotation invariant features such as SIFT and SURF, cameras capable of simultaneously capturing multiple view geometries have become highly desirable, making Lidar systems an added complication instead of a complimentary tool. The utility of oblique imagery is now even higher allowing the creation of fully textured 3D models of entire cities given and efficient capture system. Read more
We are living a very exciting time where new virtual and augmented technologies are booming. It is now possible to immerse ourselves into photo realistic virtual worlds and experience new sensations like never before.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights has become a major attraction in Adelaide during the February-March festive season. Many Fringe Festival performances are hosted inside the amazing venues present in the Garden. This magic place is celebrating its 10th anniversary. From a few tents in a corner of Rundle Park in 2002, the Garden has grown each year stronger, bigger and better and we can’t wait to enjoy what 2015 has in stock. Read more
Discover Melbourne CBD like never before with a new generation of Virtual 3D city model… Read more
Location scouting is a critical process in the pre-production stage of any filmmaking. While on-site visits cannot be replaced, aero3Dpro can provide a range of simulation tools and relevant location-based information to the producer, cut on-site cost and time and make the location manager’s job easier. This solution would be ideal to support the production of big budget movies and commercials.
How it works? Read more