SimActive Develops Automated Solution for Direct Georeferencing

By Mike Ball / 04 Nov 2017

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SimActive has announced that it has developed an automated solution for direct georeferencing from real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning. Within the new workflow feature in SimActive’s Correlator3D photogrammetry solution, users can easily get high accuracy in projects without the use of ground control points (GCP), saving considerable time in collecting and processing data from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Martin Instrument, a reseller of SimActive and surveying equipment, is one of the many users benefitting from the automation. “Direct georeferencing greatly helps reducing cost for applications like corridor mapping,” said Mike Minick, VP Sales at Martin Instrument. “The new automated option within SimActive software for direct georeferencing greatly facilitates the user workflow.”

“With RTK GPS available on drones, the use of direct georeferencing is growing within the industry,” said Louis Simard, CTO of SimActive. “Correlator3D allows users to maximize their hardware and software investment.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact