2018 was an incredible year for Getmappings South African subsidiary Geosense, as they processed over 190,000km² of digital high resolution orthorectified imagery and photogrammetric point clouds for customers based in Europe, Africa, and the Gulf.
Continued investment in their state of the art production hub, including large volume processing servers, enabled the processing of such volumes, coupled with a very skilled, dedicated and professional team of geospatial engineers, technicians, photogrammetrists.
All imagery is captured by Geosense through aerial surveying is (unless otherwise specifically requested by customer requirements) with standard 80% forward overlap and a minimum 40% side lap. This enables extremely high precision ‘near’ true orthophoto creation, (imagery with minimal building lean) coupled with very dense point clouds which permit the development of further products such as 3D height models, 3D image mesh, change detection mapping, and by utilising the infra-red, products such as tree mapping and vegetation health indicators can be created.
With more and more imagery being captured at 5cm high resolution and as a ‘True’ ortho; when processed with the right software using skilled photogrammetrists and 3D Geospatial Engineers, we can produce amazingly accurate 3D point clouds far denser than point clouds derived from LiDAR.
"As the concept of smart cities develops globally more and more cities are requiring 3D datasets to ensure a sustainable urban future for its citizens." explained Matt Murphy, Managing Director of Geosense. "Geosense will remain at the forefront of digital geospatial technology with continual investment in digital 3D technology."Matt Murphy, Managing Director, Geosense