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Leica Geosystems' RCD30 Penta Oblique
system is now available with new optics.
Compared to the previous configuration,
which consisted of lenses with 50 mm focal
length for nadir and 80 mm for oblique im-
ages, the camera is now available with 80
mm and 150 mm focal length respectively.
In combination with the new 80 MP
CCD sensor, the RCD30 now provides
data with even more detail. These new
features are said to make the RCD30
the only oblique system able to acquire
4-channel RGBN multispectral data with
10 centimetre Ground Sampling Distance
(GSD) from an altitude of 3,000 metres.
With these new optics, it is now
possible for users to make highly detailed
3D city models in areas that do not allow
capturing of aerial images at altitudes
under 3,000 metres.
The RCD30 is also available as a single-
head camera with all three focal length
options, such as in combination with a
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Laser scan software
Euclideon has unveiled its latest software
for interpreting and streaming laser point
clouds, solidscan. Uniquely, it uses a 3D
carving technique to produce solid photo-
realistic point clouds with no holes.
Additionally, solidscan removes
moving objects and noise from laser
scanned data, leaving only static objects.
Reflective surfaces like whiteboards and
mirrors, can now be laser scanned with
Solidscan is said to be able to solve
laser scanning problems by automatically
removing holes and reflection noise in
laser-scanned data. It removes moving
objects, such as people walking past
the scanner, cars and LiDAR noise from
reflective surfaces automatically.
For displaying real estate, users can
produce aesthetically pleasing copies of
buildings for use by the general public.
Digitisation work-flow can also be
improved, as solid point cloud data means
no more clicking the wrong points by
accident during digitisation.
Users can also create realistic models for
historical preservation or display, scan golf
courses, race tracks and hotel rooms, for
example. 'Bubble view' products can also be
replaced, leaving behind the fundamental
limitations of 'bubble' or panoramic image
viewing products by looking at any part of
the scan at any time, with complete free-
dom of movement and measurement in 3D.
The next-generation Altus APS-NR2
RTK receiver provides good RTK
performance -- reliable fixes, even
in difficult conditions. It is claimed
to be fast and light weight, over 30
percent faster than other systems at
connecting to the Ntrip server and
0.76 kg in weight.
The unit feature hot-swappable
batteries that recharge from any USB
port, and dual cellular antennae with
It works on virtually all RTK net-
works and has built-in Wi-Fi, so users
can configure and monitor the unit
and stream data directly to their tablet.
It is Esri compatible, so users can
communicate with Esri cloud-based
platforms, with open architecture.
Users can choose their own data
collector software or interface
directly with Esri ArcGIS Online.
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LiDAR for UAV
With only a 4 kg weight, and an ex-
tremely wide 330 degree field of view,
Riegl has created a LiDAR unit for
airborne and mobile LiDAR scanners.
Designed specifically for UAV,
helicopter and ultralight platforms,
the versatile and compact VUX-SYS
can be mounted just as effectively on
cars or boats.
Together with an IMU and
GNSS receiver, the VUX-1 delivers
survey-grade point cloud data with
applications including power line,
agricultural and forestry, defence,
wide area mapping, flood zone
mapping, glacier and snowfield
mapping, topography and mining,
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And users with Geoverse MDM can
easily stream solidscan models over
ordinary ADSL Internet connections. No
degradation, decimation or 'thinning'
or 'meshing' of the data is performed.
This is said to be only possible due to
the efficiency of Euclideon's Unlimited
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