Geomatica Drone Image Analysis Software Updated

By Mike Ball / 10 Jul 2020
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PCI Geomatics Geomatica Banff drone image processing software

PCI Geomatics has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the company’s Geomatica Banff UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and aerial imagery analysis software. The update features a new workflow for UAVs with camera self-calibration and 2-pass point collection, allowing users to work with data without a calibration report and generate accurate results quickly. A new Random Forest object classification algorithm also provides users with a state-of-the-art advanced machine learning capability.

The new release also provides a wide variety of new and updated features and functions, including:

  • Full support for Red Hat’s CENTOS 8 Linux operating system distribution
  • New function that samples raw imagery to compensate for distortions in aerial photos, reducing the effects of distortion caused by camera lens, atmospheric refraction, earth curvature or other unpredictable errors
  • New mirroring function along the vertical or horizontal axes for airborne radar or multispectral data, maintaining the location of GCPs
    Supervised Random Trees (RT) classification algorithm based on user-specified RT training model
  • Improved support for uncalibrated data in Spectra Reflectance Plots, including the update of target metadata using underlying reflectance datasets for comparison
  • DEM Extraction now includes DSM merge colour balancing methodology for digital/UAV aerial projects

To view the full list of updates provided by Geomatica Banff Service Pack 1, view the release notes on PCI Geomatics’ website.

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