Tel Aviv, Israel – February 23, 2016. VisionMap, leading provider of aerial survey and mapping systems, has announced the upcoming release of LightSpeed 4.0, the newest version of its flagship photogrammetric processing suite.
LightSpeed 4.0 includes several exciting new features, particularly in Dense DSM production. A new photogrammetric dense point cloud module has been introduced to LightSpeed based on nFrames’ Semi-Global Matching (SGM) algorithm, allowing for faster and more accurate dense DSM generation. Thanks to this development, VisionMap’s A3 Edge mapping system can produce better than LIDAR-quality DSM, with 2-3 times higher resolution and productivity. A3 Edge is able to survey vast areas significantly faster than LIDAR thanks to its unique imaging technology.
Additionally, a revolutionary upgrade has been made to the LightSpeed Control Center, featuring an intuitive Windows-based UI. Some of the new capabilities include drag and drop functionality, hotkeys, flexible sorting options and quick access to all directories related to the processing job. Another new feature is Timeline Report, an advanced management tool that allows monitoring the job progression and parallelization throughout the servers.
After beta-testing the new release, long-time LightSpeed user Grenville Nicholson of AAM said, “I used LightSpeed to create a dense DSM of a 224 km2 area with challenging terrain, and the results were impressive. The entire process was done automatically and quickly. The quality of the resulting DSM was very high, and there was no need for any manual filtering.”
LightSpeed 4.0 will be released for general availability in spring 2016.
VisionMap is a leading provider of state-of-the-art digital aerial survey and mapping systems. Its innovative data acquisition and automatic processing systems optimize mapping work, setting a new standard for productivity in geospatial data production. The systems support extremely large-scale projects thanks to their fast turnaround time. VisionMap’s processing systems automatically produce accurate aerial triangulation, DSM and orthophoto mosaic, as well as stereo models and geo-referenced vertical and oblique images. VisionMap systems are successfully deployed around the world. www.visionmap.com.