GeoCue, the largest supplier of kinematic LIDAR processing tools in North America, continues to bring new services and products to market to provide surveyors and other geomatics professionals exciting tools for geospatial data extraction using low-cost drones including the company’s True View drone camera and 3DIS systems product line. As a sign of a new step on that endeavor, GeoCue upgrades survey-grade UAS LIDAR/Imaging Systems with the new True View 635/640.

GeoCue’s True View 3DIS family brings a unique combination of fused LIDAR sensors and photogrammetric cameras in a fully calibrated platform, allowing direct generation of high accuracy, colorized LIDAR data in less time than is required to fly the mission.

GeoCue’s first generation of RIEGL miniVUX-2UAV-based 3DIS integrated systems, the True View 615 and 620, introduced compact, survey-grade 3DIS providing high network accuracy and precision (low noise). Combined with GeoCue’s industry-leading integrated data processing software suite, True View EVO, all GeoCue 3DIS include the full post-processing software workflow, including direct integration with Applanix POSPac.

Unlike more common LIDAR/camera UAS software suites that have separate workflows for point classification or point colorization, the integrated EVO workflow generates fully geo-referenced, point-traced, colorized point clouds in less time than it takes to fly the mission. As a bonus, says GeoCue, “True View EVO supports the direct creation of many standard project deliverables including ground classified point clouds, surface models, contours, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), volumetric analysis, wire extraction, and similar products, without the need for additional third-party software.”

Staying in step with RIEGL’s latest products, the True View 635/640 are equipped with the recently released RIEGL miniVUX-3UAV laser scanner. The miniVUX-3UAV, a 360° rotating mirror scanner, increases the scanner frequency to 300 kHz and offers a unique mode where the 200,000 pulse-per-second scan rate is focused in a 120° cross-track field of view, providing significantly increased point densities in aerial mapping applications. This increased density, when fused with GeoCue’s integrated mapping cameras, provides, says the company, “stunning colorized point clouds bringing collected data to life!”

"RIEGL sets the standard for high accuracy laser scanning,” said GeoCue’s President, Lewis Graham, adding that the company’s “R&D team were amazed at the density and quality of the data produced by the miniVUX-3UAV. RIEGL proactively worked with us to slot this model into our long-term supply agreement, allowing us early access to the new system. In fact, we were able to ship the first production unit to a customer in late January.”

GeoCue is excited to continue its partnership with RIEGL in the development of survey-grade True View 3D Imaging Systems. The True View 635/640 3DIS are available for shipment now. GeoCue Australia and designated resellers are available to assist and deliver your True View 3DIS needs. Check out GeoCue’s reseller page to find a True View reseller near you.