August 8, 2016 - 3D Photomesh

Dat’Air and Skyline Collaborate to Deliver Extreme Fidelity and High-Accuracy 3D Results

Kissimmee, Florida, USA, August 2016:

Dat’Air Consortium (Lead’Air, StellaCore Solutions, and Williams Aerial and Mapping, Inc.) has announced the completion of a joint development effort which combines the StellaCore modern-approach Aerial Triangulation (PictoVera) with the Skyline high-performance Photomesh 3D processing Software.

This integration has resulted in the highest geometric fidelity 3D models available in the market today, as well as fully compatible export capability to any standard photogrammetric format.  This allows for any derivative data that is extracted from the imagery (Stereo Pairs, Orthomosaic, DTM, point cloud, etc.) to match the produced Skyline Photomesh with the highest correlation possible between the distinct data layers. 

This capability enables the development of a workflow which utilizes the result of Stellacore PictoVera Aerial Triangulation available for the Lead’Air MIDAS aerial imaging system, working in the fully Euclidean environment and designed to address multi-camera systems using a novel Geometric Algebra approach in creating the optimal photogrammetric solution for multi-camera oblique systems. http://stellacoresolutions.com/

The results are then directly ingested into Skyline Photomesh, not requiring any additional adjustment or manipulation of the data to produce the highest fidelity Geometric output.  At the same time, the AT results can be exported into any standard photogrammetric format to produce additional derivative products from the data, which will contain identical geometric characteristics and geographic location of the resulting 3D Photomesh. http://www.SkylineGlobe.com/       

Lead’Air recently announced the OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS. The OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS (operated by Dat’Air) is the next generation of oblique imaging systems utilizing one vertical and eight oblique cameras spaced at 45° around a complete 360° view. The addition of 4 more cameras makes it possible for imagery to cover all areas fully from every angle leaving no angular blind spots uncovered. PictoVera and the Stellacore/Skyline integration leverages the additional views to improve the fidelity of 3D results further. http://trackair.com/index.php/octoblique-midas-3/

Skyline has recently released the second generation of its Photomesh software suite as part of its new SkylineGlobe software suite, incorporating brand new edge-extraction algorithms, noise removal, improved color texturing, and optimized point cloud densification for highest geometric quality.  Utilizing revolutionary parallel processing techniques and access to Cloud Web Services, Skyline can produce high-quality 3D Photomesh with unlimited scale, surpassing processing capacity of 5,000 GigaPixels/week ( the equivalent of 140,000 images from a typical 36MP camera). Skyline YouTube Video Page

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Oct. 21, 2015 - OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS

Lead’Air, Inc. announces a new 9 camera oblique system which could cause 5 camera oblique systems to become outdated.

Kissimmee, Florida, USA, Oct 2015: Lead Air, Inc., the manufacturer of Track’Air aerial survey products, is unveiling a new 9 camera MIDAS system with 1 vertical camera and 8 oblique cameras covering a true 360 degrees. Instead of the classic 4 oblique camera arrangement facing forward, backward, left and right, the new OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS adds 4 additional oblique cameras which fill the gaps between the 4 original cameras, thus doubling the amount of oblique photos collected, without an increase in flying time. The OCTOBLIQUE’S 4 additional cameras deliver full coverage into the 4 corners which are not seen by customary 4 oblique camera configurations. With 8 cameras spaced at 45 degrees from each other instead of 4 cameras spaced at 90 degrees, the OCTOBLIQUE looks in all directions around the airplane and generates twice as many oblique views as any other system and leaves no angular blind spots uncovered.

The addition of 4 cameras was made possible by a new patented ground breaking fully stabilized camera suspension system. This innovative system allows the 8 cameras to move freely, soaring at a very short distance above the aircraft camera port, without the need for a bulky old-fashioned circular mount. Instead of using very costly medium format cameras, Lead’Air uses economical off the shelf, full frame, top of the line SLR bodies from Nikon and Canon. These cameras are entirely reengineered and rebuilt in our facility. They are reassembled using the best available lenses into true metric mapping cameras which are each delivered with an official calibration certificate. 

          JP Barriere, the President of Lead Air Inc, describes the new OCTOBLIQUE system as a disruptive technical advancement which will rapidly set new standards in the oblique aerial photo business. Instead of increasing, at high cost, the sensor size of the 4 oblique cameras, we have increased the overall capture extents of the entire system. This allows the OCTOBLIQUE system to be flown with less lateral overlap, therefore less photo lines and less operational costs. Where a 4 cameras oblique system, regardless of its sensor size, requires 60% or more lateral overlap to insure coverage between high buildings, 30% lateral overlap is enough for an 8 camera oblique system, which in turn brings a corresponding reduction of the operational costs.

          Joe Bima, the President of Stellacore Solutions, LLC who has been instrumental in the development and testing of the OCTOBLIQUE system, adds that with 5 viewing directions only, some features miss optimum coverage.
With 9 viewing directions not only is optimum coverage of such features achieved, but there is the benefit that all features result in a more robust information rich coverage/capture. The 9 viewing directions achieve a truer, more robust "aerial captured reality" of the world. While true that with the 9 viewing directions we can achieve a more robust high-fidelity solution, what we aim at, is an improved "captured reality" which can be achieved thanks to a capture system such as the OCTOBLIQUE which offers a truer, more robust representation of the world. The 9 viewing directions offer a more information rich capture of the world than 5 viewing directions at no additional flying cost which I believe is one very significant point. It is this greater information rich capture that the end market and applications can/will benefit from. There will be more information that more accurately represents the world to extract better data in virtual inspection applications, virtual reality applications, 3D modeling, etc.

          Greg Montgomery, director of DatAir Inc. flight missions, of Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc, who conducted the airborne trials of the OCTOBLIQUE, concludes that a 9 Cam system not only offers a more robust "aerial captured reality" of the world at half the cost of others expensive 5 camera oblique systems, with no added flying, but the vastly improved coverage allows a significant reduction of our flying time. Thanks to the reduction on lateral overlap requirements, we can now save up to 30% of our flying costs. With oblique projects which can double or even triple the amount of photo lines compared to traditional vertical mapping project, the benefit of operating 9 camera oblique systems is essential for our aerial operation.


About Lead’Air, Inc.
Lead’Air Inc. was grounded in 2001 in Kissimmee Florida. In 2010, Lead’Air had completely taken over the design and manufacturing of the Track’Air systems which were originally produced in The Netherlands for twenty years.
Employing 40 experienced engineers and technicians, Lead’Air specializes in customized aerial survey systems for helicopters and airplanes. More than 50% of Lead’Air designs and products are custom-made for special survey applications. The rest of Lead’Air’s production includes the well-known Track’Air line of flight management systems which have been used worldwide by hundreds of survey organizations since 1994 and the very successful MIDAS oblique camera system of which over one hundred units have been sold since 2005. With the addition of the OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS system, Lead’Air once again demonstrates its energy and capacity for innovation, leading the market with state of the art products which often redefine the standards. Find out more at www.trackair.com

About Stellacore Solutions, LLC
Stellacore Solutions LLC, based in Aurora, Colorado, provides professional software products and consulting services addressing a variety of system technologies including aerial (vertical and oblique) with a focus on integration, calibration, and processing for optical, laser, inertial and positioning sensing systems. Stellacore Solutions LLC provides cross platform solutions scaled to 64bit multi-core/multi-socket systems for leading edge throughput capabilities. Find out more at www.stellacoresolutions.com

About Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc.
Williams Aerial & Mapping, Inc. is a full service photogrammetric mapping and geospatial data firm with a long history of aerial film and digital data acquisition, as well as LiDAR and video collection. Its global operations include an array of cameras and scanners and a large fleet of aircraft with trained crews that are leased to customers around the world. Williams has completed a wide variety of projects for government agencies and private corporations. A team of certified photogrammetrists process data in-house. Find out more at www.w-a-m.com.


Dec. 16, 2014

OrthoVista® for the 21st Century – OrthoVista®Xtreme pricing model revised

Aurora, Colorado, USA – December 16, 2014: Stellacore Solutions, LLC announces a revision to the pricing model for OrthoVista®Xtreme (OVX). OVX is now: 1) Licensed per system regardless of number of sockets; 2) Upgrade from the legacy OrthoVista® solution $2,500 (U.S.); and 3) New licenses of OVX $5,000 (U.S.). Stellacore Solutions maintains a strong belief in a win-win objective with customers and as such as we work with customers we offer this revision to allow customers a greater opportunity to achieve positives to the bottom line. Additional pricing options are available.


About OrthoVista®Xtreme
Stellacore Solutions, LLC developed OVX, from the foundation up, to advance OrthoVista® (originally created in 1997 by Stellacore) to the 21st century. OVX improves the quality, utility and value of digital orthoimage products through automation of the color correction and mosaic stitching process. Visit www.orthovista.com or www.stellacoresolutions.com for more information on. To download and run OVX, in demo mode, visit www.orthovistanow.com/windows64/ or www.orthovistanow.com/linux64/.


About Stellacore Solutions, LLC
Stellacore Solutions, LLC (successor in interest to Stellacore Corporation) provides professional software products and consulting services addressing a variety of system technologies including aerial (vertical and oblique), ground, and hand-held non-contact sensing applications with a focus on integration, calibration, and processing for optical, laser, inertial and positioning sensing systems. A variety of software products, specialized in-house software components and consulting services are available for use on imaging and LiDAR projects. Find out more at www.stellacoresolutions.com.

Oct. 16, 2014

Lead’Air Inc. and Stellacore Solutions LLC join forces to improve the fidelity and efficiency of oblique aerial systems/processes

Kissimmee, Florida and Aurora, Colorado, USA – October 16, 2014:  Lead’Air Inc. (“Lead’Air”) and Stellacore Solutions LLC (“Stellacore”) announce a collaboration whereby these companies will jointly apply their complementary expertise in aerial oblique sensor technology (Lead’Air) and image processing production and calibration software systems (Stellacore) to improve the fidelity and efficiency of oblique aerial systems/processes.

Since 2005, Lead’Air has delivered over one hundred MIDAS oblique sensor systems throughout the world to a variety of professional aerial mapping customers.  This market presence of MIDAS oblique sensor systems has allowed Lead’Air to set the standard for the aerial oblique sensor technology and has established the standard for high quality oblique imaging; with hundreds of millions of images taken, the MIDAS oblique sensor system has proven to be THE dependable system in this emerging market.

Since 2010, Stellacore has delivered highly integrated large scale processing software for multi-head precision kinematic aerial oblique camera systems (“PictoVera®Oblique”) to the market.  PictoVera®Oblique, is a high performance geometric product processor system which converts aerial imagery pixel data from simple pictures into valuable three-dimensional geospatial products.  The products from this system include precision registration of every image with all overlapping neighbors. This result has become the foundation for extracting high-fidelity three-dimensional (3D) information associated with man-made structures and their environments.

The “oblique aerial” segment of the market continues to evolve from aerial mapping to aerial surveying with ever increasing demands for higher precision, accuracy, resolution and efficiency.  Lead’Air and Stellacore have agreed to interlace their complimentary expertise to deliver efficient high fidelity integrated hardware/software oblique aerial surveying solutions to the market such that the market can achieve higher fidelity more profitably.

About Lead’Air, Inc.

Lead’Air Inc, based in Orlando Florida, has taken over the design and manufacturing of all the equipment which was produced by Track’Air BV in the Netherlands. Track’Air is now the trade mark used for all Lead ‘Air’s products. Lead’Air provides leading edge flight management and aerial camera systems. Find out more at www.trackair.com .

About Stellacore Solutions, LLC

Stellacore Solutions LLC, based in Aurora, Colorado, provides professional software and consulting services addressing a variety of system technologies including aerial (vertical and oblique) with a focus on integration, calibration, and processing for optical, laser, inertial and positioning sensing systems.  Stellacore Solutions LLC, provides cross platform solutions scaled to 64bit multi-core/multi-socket systems for leading edge throughput capabilities. Find out more at www.stellacoresolutions.com .

June 13, 2014

OrthoVista® for the 21st Century – OrthoVista®Xtreme available direct from Stellacore Solutions, LLC

Parker, Colorado, USA – June 13, 2014: Stellacore Solutions, LLC announces that the exclusive agreement with BAE Systems for sales of OrthoVista® Xtreme (OVX) has been revised to a non-exclusive agreement. With this revision, OVX can now be acquired directly from Stellacore Solutions or from BAE Systems ...

Dec. 2, 2013

OrthoVista® for the 21st Century – Stellacore Solutions, LLC in partnership with BAE Systems releases OrthoVista®Xtreme

Parker, Colorado, USA – December 2, 2013: Stellacore Solutions, LLC (successor in interest to Stellacore Corporation, the creator of OrthoVista®) in partnership with BAE Systems announced that it has released OrthoVista®Xtreme 6.0 (the 21st century version of OrthoVista) to the market.


Performance and ease of use matters. Seamless orthoimage mosaics are as easy as 1, 2, 3, (literally the user interface workflow) and 2 to 7X faster with OrthoVista®Xtreme. OrthoVista®Xtreme improves the quality, utility and value of digital orthoimage products through automation of the color correction and mosaic stitching process.


Stellacore Solutions, LLC developed OrthoVista®Xtreme, from the foundation up, to advance Orthovista (originally created in 1997 by Stellacore) to the 21st century. OrthoVista®Xtreme will be exclusively marketed, sold and supported by BAE Systems ...

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