VisionMap, a leading provider of digital mapping systems, has announced today a family of new ground breaking products, extending the advantages of the well known A3 camera and automatic processing system to a new level. VisionMap now offers a family of large format digital mapping cameras designed to address specific needs within the geospatial mapping industry.
The industry standard A3 camera is joined by the new premium camera, the A3 Edge, presenting the largest footprint in the industry. With an incredible 80,000 pixels across track, its footprint is 4 times larger than other vendors’ cameras and its imagery collection productivity greatly exceeds other commercial systems. Using new generation CCDs and electronics, A3 Edge collects even more area per hour, in better resolution, providing colorful sharp imagery for large area mapping applications.
Another new product is an entry level large format camera, the A3 Core, which was designed with traditional survey aircraft in mind. A3 Core’s 40,000 across track pixel footprint and 300mm optics provide exceptional performance for survey aircraft such as: Cessna 402, Piper PA-31 Navajo, AN-2, Y-5 and similar platforms. The A3 Core was designed to allow customers to upgrade to A3 or A3 Edge as their requirements evolve.
All the cameras in the A3 family are coupled with the A3 LightSpeed end-to-end automated photogrammetric processing system. A3 LightSpeed is capable of processing outputs 2-5 times faster than the former versions. A3 LightSpeed processing system is a cost-effective photogrammetric workflow that automatically processes hundreds to thousands of km2 of A3 camera imagery per day for various mapping applications. The system is also designed to support rapid response applications since it is capable of providing accurate products within a short time line without relying on DGPS stations, ground control points or existing DEMs.