Pix4D Releases New Software Package, Subscription Model

by | Jan 15, 2014

Lausanne, Switzerland, Jan. 13, 2014”Pix4D releases Pix4Dmapper today, the new software package with a groundbreaking and fully integrated editing tool providing extended CAD and GIS possibilities. The rayCloud, Pix4D's latest innovation, included in Pix4Dmapper, combines the 3D point cloud with the original images for easy viewing as well as highly accurate semantic annotation and project improvement.

Pix4Dmapper is available both as a onetime charge license and a monthly or yearly subscription model to give customers all options without any limitations in a package that scales to all needs.

Pix4D's goal is to provide customers with cuttingedge technology and groundbreaking tools combining the latest innovations of Computer Vision and Photogrammetry. Orthomosaics, DSMs and Point clouds generated with Pix4Dmapper achieve surveygrade accuracy from any aerial or oblique imagery, ranging from lightweight compact cameras used on UAVs (including GoPro, multispectral cameras and Fisheye lens) to SLR's and large photogrammetric sensors carried by aircraft. New algorithms allow for even more precise and stunning results and help customers to get the most out of their UAV imagery.

While Pix4Dmapper's fully automatic workflow stays as intuitive and easy to use as prior Pix4D software packages, it gives users full control over all tie points, calibration and results. Using the rayCloud, one can now assess, edit, interpret and improve results directly in the software thanks to the rays connection the 3D point cloud to the original input images. The rayCloud makes it possible to annotate and measure objects with the highest precision, to fully control tie points as well as calibration and even to use any annotations to reprocess projects in order to improve the overall project accuracy.

To help users get the most out of its groundbreaking technology, Pix4D has invested in creating an extensive Knowledge Base that is constantly updated with latest articles, advice and tutorials. Supporting customers in all project stages is key to Pix4D, reason why both Personal Support as well as free access to the Knowledge base are included in the first year of Pix4Dmapper.

Pix4Dmapper is an integrated solution tailored to needs of industries such as Mining, Topography, Agriculture, Construction, Natural Resources Management and more. Output results can seamlessly be imported into any GIS and CAD software packages. True to its spirit of continuous innovations, Pix4Dmapper already includes industryspecific developments for both the Mining and Agriculture market that will be

extended over the coming months.

Details of Pix4Dmapper and video as well as tutorial of the rayCloud are available at www.pix4d.com. Pix4D's extensive Knowledge base can be accessed at http://support.pix4d.com.

About Pix4D

With over ten years of leading scientific research and founded in 2011, Pix4D has become the main provider and industry standard for professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) processing software. Started as a spinoff of the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Computer Vision Lab in Switzerland, Pix4D is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company. The company has grown from three people in 2011 to six people in 2012 to twentyfive people today and has its offices at EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Pix4D is your solution to convert thousands of aerial images taken by lightweight UAV or aircraft into georeferenced 2D orthomosaics and 3D surface models and point clouds. With its advanced automatic aerial triangulation based purely on image content and unique optimization techniques, Pix4D enables civilian drones to become the nextgeneration mapping and surveying tool delivering survey-grade accuracy. Pix4D software offers up to centimetergrade, LiDARlike 3D precision, features a fully automatic workflow and can be used by anyone as it is very intuitive and easy to use. Assess, edit and improve your projects directly in the software using the integrated editing tools and seamlessly import your results into any professional GIS, CAD and traditional photogrammetry software package.

Pix4D's latest software package, Pix4Dmapper, introduces the rayCloud, a groundbreaking concept of multiray photogrammetry. The rayCloud is combining the 3D point cloud with the original input images for easy viewing as well as highly accurate semantic annotation and project improvement.


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