GeoCue unveiled its new True View line of drone sensors in late June in during an industry event in Nashville, Tenn., showing off the new tech that will offer surveyors an innovative lidar and dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a single lightweight payload.
True View allows for fast, easy automated generation of true 3D colorized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos from a single flight.
“Today it seems most drone mapping is performed either with a LIDAR or a camera,” Lewis Graham, GeoCue’s president and CTO, told Commercial UAV News. “With a camera system, the data are processed into a colorized point cloud but it is a surface model only. With LIDAR, you get nice penetration of vegetation canopy, sharp definition of overhead structures such as conveyors but the best you have is a rough grey scale intensity.
“When imagery is combined with drone LIDAR, it is typically