GeoCue’s new drone lidar/imagery sensor is also the first release in a new line of drone sensors. The mapping camera configuration and data processing solution combine the strengths of both technologies, resulting in 3D colorized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos.
Geospatial hardware and software provider GeoCue recently announced True View, a new line of drone sensors. The first sensor of this product line will be the True View 410, a mapping camera configuration for commercial drone platforms that enables surveyors to produce 3D colorized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos with a single flight. It is also the industry’s first integrated lidar/camera fusion platform in a payload package that weighs less than 2 kg.
This new line of drone sensors is a logical extension of GeoCue’s UAS division that was established in 2014 and includes products and services for geospatial data extraction using low-cost drones. The launch of the True View 410 follows the integration of the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro RTK into GeoCue’s AirGon Sensor Processing Suite from last December. GeoCue presented the True View 410 last June during an invitation only industry event in Nashville, Tennessee, together with a beta program starting that same month.
The system is more than just a lidar and dual oblique mapping configuration: the full system also includes processing software as well as licensing model that includes a subscription service.
The True View 410 system consists of the following components:
- Two GeoCue Mapping cameras, providing a 120° field of view, coincident with the laser scanner track;
- An Quanergy M8 Ultra lidar scanner;
- A Google Coral TensorFlow processing unit that is used as the system’s central controller, enabling AI solutions;
- An Applanix position and orientation system (POS);
- A synchronization unit that ensures sensor coordination;
- GeoCue True View Evo full post-processing workflow software;
Creating 3D colorized point clouds