Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .




EARTH OBSERVATION
DroneMetrex Accomplishes Another Mapping Project Using Its Unique Topodrone-100
by Elena Tadrowski
Findon, Australia (SPX) Oct 04, 2013


Each image is near-nadir, no crab, and without the random geometric errors of all other digital camera systems. We then process with our own software in the pre-processing stage correcting for the known systematic errors. Once we have the photogrammetric aerial triangulation, and then the generation of the dense point-cloud, we treat this as our base product which allows us to further generate the DTM, DSM, digital orthophoto mosaic, contours and profiles.

Adelaide-based DroneMetrex has successfully performed another project using its premier mapping system TopoDrone-100. This time the Client was one of the key players in recycling and waste management industry of Australia and DroneMetrex managed to make a humble contribution to the cleaner environment of the country.

The mapping project helped the Client solve lots of important issues and the TopoDrone-100 accuracy proved to be paramount in this respect.

The Client is licensed by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to build the waste mounds to an absolute height of 26m above sea level (ASL). After several months, the compaction of the waste, due to it's own weight and top-soil, reduced the height of these large waste mounds.

This provided the opportunity for more waste to be added onto the same mound. Therefore, it became vitally important that the accurate height of the mounds is regularly monitored as this would ensure that the mounds are always under the absolute ASL height, which is a legal obligation. At the same time, monitoring the amount of waste mound compaction allowed the Client to financially benefit by adding additional waste to the same mound.

Secondly, the project also involved the mapping of the whole area owned by the Client, in order to be used as the base mapping for future planned expansion of the waste processing requirements. Importantly, the mapping needed to be months, the compaction of the waste, due to it's own weight and top-soil, reduced the height of these large waste mounds. This provided the opportunity for more waste to be added onto the same mound.

Therefore, it became vitally important that the accurate height of the mounds is regularly monitored as this would ensure that the mounds are always under the absolute ASL height, which is a legal obligation. At the same time, monitoring the amount of waste mound compaction allowed the Client to financially benefit by adding additional waste to the same mound.

Secondly, the project also involved the mapping of the whole area owned by the Client, in order to be used as the base mapping for future planned expansion of the waste processing requirements. Importantly, the mapping needed to be mera with Zeiss lens, full-framed sensor and leaf-shutter, the imagery captured is "photogrammetry-ready".

To explain; each image is near-nadir, no crab, and without the random geometric errors of all other digital camera systems. We then process with our own software in the pre-processing stage correcting for the known systematic errors.

Once we have the photogrammetric aerial triangulation, and then the generation of the dense point-cloud, we treat this as our base product which allows us to further generate the DTM, DSM, digital orthophoto mosaic, contours and profiles.

Because our TopoDrone data is proper photogrammetric data, we are able to use the stereo image pairs for accurate human "heads-up" 3D digitising of line features if required. The unique mapping accuracies of the TopoDrone enable us to confidently provide photogrammetric accurate data."

.


Related Links
DroneMetrex
Earth Observation News - Suppiliers, Technology and Application






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





EARTH OBSERVATION
Flood maps from satellite data can help emergency response
Paris (UPI) Oct 1, 2013
The European Space Agency says satellite data have helped create flood maps that are available quickly via the Internet for help in responding to disasters. Knowing the extent of a flood - such as the disasters seen recently in Germany and Central Europe - and understanding how it might develop is essential for teams responding to an emergency, researchers said. Normally such u ... read more


EARTH OBSERVATION
China unveils its first and unnamed moon rover

Mission to moon will boost research and awareness

Mighty Eagle Improves Autonomous Landing Software With Successful Flight

Watch Out for the Harvest Moon

EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA Mars mission escapes government shutdown, will launch

European rover meant for Mars to undergo earthly desert test

First ARCA flight in the ExoMars Program completed successfully

A Seasonal Ozone Layer Over The Martian South Pole

EARTH OBSERVATION
Non-Orbiting Space Junk

Paper written as science hoax published by 157 science journals

Tokyo gadget show offers glimpse of tomorrow

Astronauts Practice Launching in NASA's New Orion Spacecraft

EARTH OBSERVATION
Onward and upward as China marks 10 years of manned spaceflight

Chinese VP stresses peaceful use of space

China's space station to open for foreign peers

Last Days for Tiangong

EARTH OBSERVATION
Aerojet Rocketdyne Thrusters Help Cygnus Spacecraft Berth at the International Space Station

First CASIS Funded Payloads Berthed to the ISS

Unmanned cargo ship docks with orbiting Space Station

New space crew joins ISS on Olympic torch mission

EARTH OBSERVATION
Milky Way-mapping Gaia receives its sunshield

Arianespace's next Ariane 5 mission will serve two key customers: SES and HISPASAT

After Successful Spacecraft Docking, US Orbits Five Satellites

US private spacecraft company SpaceX launches upgraded Falcon rocket

EARTH OBSERVATION
Kepler Finds First Signs of Other Earths

Nearby binary star system gets officially confirmed third member

Astronomers create first cloud map of distant planet

How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets

EARTH OBSERVATION
Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue to Deploy Advanced Gasification Technology Globally

Lockheed Martin Powers on First GOES-R Weather Satellite

How to make ceramics that bend without breaking

AREVA awarded funding for innovative manufacturing technology




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement