Furthering its mission to increase access to high quality remote sensing data,TerraPan Labs is proud to announce the introduction of Menci APS to the U.S. Market. APS leverages GPU-based feature extraction to enable complete automation of ortho-correction, mosaicing, and terrain extraction from manned and unmanned aerial imaging systems. Menci APS automates processing of extensive blocks of imagery using standard consumer laptop and desktop processing hardware, all for $6,300 for a permanent license.
Automated aerial triangulation from aerial photography can now produce vertical measurements accurate within 40% of the ground sampling distance (GSD), making for example, 2″ vertical precision possible with 5″ resolution imagery. By using a UAV imaging system it is possible to achieve even higher resolution, to the order of 2 cm (1″) horizontal and vertical precision. Ortho-correction and mosaicing can be completed simultaneously through the very intuitive processing workflow. For the cost of a single manned or unmanned flight, Menci APS produces both ground-corrected image data and accurate 3-D models
of the land surface.
Rapid production of detailed 3-D surface models and automation of ortho-correction has significant implications for arange of industries, including surveying, precision agriculture, environmental monitoring and impact assessment, mining, and hazard response. Whether for 3-D database construction, flood modelling, volumetric change detection, or just precision ortho-correction, automation of the dense bundle block adjustment process enabled
through Menci APS makes for cost-effective exploitation of aerial photography. APS makes high quality 2-D and 3-D remote sensing data products affordable and readily accessible.
TerraPan Labs is based in southern California and provides advanced aerial imaging solutions for both UAVs and traditional manned imaging systems. Terrapan Labs was founded with the goal of reducing the cost of acquisition of high-quality remote sensing data, and today it provides government and commercial clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions.
Menci Software is an Italian software developer and provider of geospatial software products used in survey, mapping and
photogrammetric applications. Menci was founded in 1999 and today has become a leading company in Europe in the production of software for photogrammetry, automatic 3-D feature extraction, and digital mapping with UAVs.