ImageStation® - 2016 Product Release Details

Producer Suite

ImageStation® enables digital photogrammetry production workflows, including project creation, orientation and triangulation from aerial and satellite imagery. It also provides stereo GIS feature collection and editing and digital terrain model (DTM) collection and editing, as well as orthophoto production and editing. ImageStation is specially designed for high-volume photogrammetry and production mapping customers who need to move large quantities of raw spatial information to an actionable or exploitable format.

 ImageStation 2016 Product Release

Continued focus on being the highest throughput, highest capacity, and most advanced end-to-end photogrammetric production solution with:
  • New 64-bit bundle adjustment in ImageStation Automatic Triangulation (ISAT) for increased speed and virtually unlimited capacity
  • New storage structure in ISAT for bundle results – able to load the adjustment results 30x faster and use 3x less disk space
  • New blockwise matching option added to ImageStation Automatic Elevations-Extended – reduces amount of redundant coverage and can speed jobs by 3x or more
  • Orthorectification (including dodge, dehaze, and ADRA) step in ImageStation OrthoPro is now a 64-bit process
  • ImageStation Image Formatter is now a 64-bit application
  • DTM merge in ImageStation DTMQue is faster by an order of magnitude by opening a single output file one time and merging multiple input files into it, and removing redundant data checks

New product ImageStation DTM for GeoMedia
  • Works with ImageStation Stereo for GeoMedia to collect and edit terrain data to generate surface files for photogrammetric, mapping, and engineering workflows
  • Initial release June 2015 compatible with GeoMedia/ImageStation 2015
  • New View Contours and Create True Ortho Surfaces commands added in 2016 release

Improvements to GIS-based feature collection & editing
  • New commands in ImageStation Stereo for GeoMedia to aid DTM editing workflows:
    • New Custom Edit Commands to delete, flatten, and change elevation within a polygon
    • New Dynamic Point Editor command to interactively delete, flatten, and change elevation while roaming
    • New option to delete points while digitizing linear features
  • New ISSG Redigitize Geometry command to work more effectively in stereo environment
  • New option to display actual symbols in stereo view, rather than the simplified place holders that were used in the past
  • Performance of digitizing features with orthogonal mode enabled has been improved
  • Modified cursor behavior when finished digitizing in a plain map window to not automatically toggle back into roam mode

Expanded format support
  • Added support for WorldView-3 and GeoEye-1 in ImageStation Satellite Triangulation
  • New option in ImageStation DTMQue to export LAS or LAZ file to Hexagon Point Cloud (HPC) format
  • New option in ImageStation Automatic Elevations-Extended to add coordinate system information to LAS files
  • Added support for JPEG 2000 format in ImageStation Photogrammetric Manager > IKONOS/GeoEye Reformat Images command

Improved interoperability with ERDAS IMAGINE
  • Improved Export to ImageStation Project command in IMAGINE for aerial BLK files
  • Export to RPC command in IMAGINE now writes RPC.txt files which can be used for satellite import into ImageStation rather than NITF files
  • Include the 64-bit version of ERDAS Spatial Modeler run-time environment for IMG format support in 64-bit ImageStation products and components

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