Pix4D Releases New Version of Pix4Dmapper, Featuring Integrated Tools for Precision Agriculture

by | May 6, 2014

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 30, 2014”Precision agriculture meets cutting-edge UAV technology with Version 1.1 of Pix4Dmapper! This new version comes with an integrated Index Calculator that allows users to create meaningful maps from any multi-spectral sensor and customize their NDVIs and any vegetation index map directly in the software.

How to get from UAV imagery to NDVIs in one workflow and some clicks only? It all starts with using either multi-spectral sensors or more than one camera, for example processing NIR and RGB imagery together in one project. Once the images are processed, the newly integrated Index Calculator will let users do the rest in a few simple clicks. After setting or editing the map resolution, users can choose from pre-defined formulas to generate single-band and index maps or create and save their own formulas. Results can then be customized by editing color classes and gradients to create index maps with the most appropriate color scheme.

This new feature will open up countless new applications for UAV imagery, not only in precision agriculture but any field requiring an easy-to-use and fully integrated solution to generate meaningful maps out of multi-spectral sensors.

In addition to the Index Calculator, Pix4Dmapper's Version 1.1 provides full support for all GoPro models and lenses, including the Fisheye lens, removing GoPro lens distortion automatically. Imagery can be acquired both from the ground or the air using any UAV, opening up a whole new world of modelling possibilities. Version 1.1 also includes more and improved rayCloud features for project re-optimization, filter creation based on image content, contour line creation and improved object annotation to mention just the most important.

To get the most out of Pix4Dmapper, Pix4D organizes User workshops (both for beginners and advanced users) again this year. The first workshops will take place in early July in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition, Pix4D has introduced monthly webinars in March to offer shorter and more targeted training sessions. Detailed programs and registration for both webinars and workshops are available on Pix4D's website under www.pix4d.com/workshops.

Pix4Dmapper is available both as a one-time charge license and a monthly or yearly subscription model.

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 survey-grade 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. Version 1.1 adds one more innovation with the Index Calculator for creation and analysis of single-band and index maps directly in the software.


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