Optech announces enhanced functionality for ILRIS with Applied Imagery’s Quick Terrain Modeler.
Toronto, March 08, 2007 – Optech Incorporated’s Industrial & 3D Imaging Division and Applied Imagery announces the
release of Version 6.0.0 Quick Terrain Modeler software.
In an ongoing strategic partnership, Optech will continue to provide Applied Imagery’s Quick Terrain Modeler Software with
Automated Alignment functionality as a standard tool in Optech’s line of Intelligent Laser Ranging and Imaging Systems (ILRIS)
at no additional cost. Quick Terrain Modeler Scan Alignment enhancements include:
• Scanner Origin Tracking: Create and export the ILRIS position for use later during the georegistration process. Users
frequently measure the origin of each scan with a GPS and use these points to georegister the aligned scans.
• Georegistration: After performing ILRIS scan alignment, users can import georeference points from an ASCII File and
correlate them to points in the scans. Quick Terrain Modeler will transform the point clouds from project/plant coordinates
to real world coordinates.
• Stationary Scan Selection: Select a specific scan by name to hold stationary, therefore, all aligned scans will be
automatically transformed to the scan coordinates of the stationary scan.
• Merge Sessions: Link multiple sets of pre-aligned ILRIS scans. Align individual scans (e.g., from the ILRIS 36D Pan/Tilt
Base), save as a session, then merge additional multiple sessions.
• Auto Alignment for Multiple Regions of Interest: Auto-align scans from multiple regions of interest.
• Resizable Preview Windows: Make preview windows much larger for easier and more precise anchor placement.
The versatility provided in producing automatically aligned georeferenced point clouds will greatly increase the portability
of ILRIS data into third-party, three dimensional processing applications.
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of airborne laser terrain mapping systems. The company’s Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) sets the global standard in airborne lidar survey systems. Optech offers client-driven lidar solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, hydrographic surveying, laser imaging, space-based atmospheric monitors and spaceborne landing/docking systems.
About Applied Imagery
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Applied Imagery is a geospatial software company focused on 3D visualization and analysis
tools. Applied Imagery’s software, the Quick Terrain Modeler, was originally developed at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied
Physics Lab (APL).
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