Navigator CS, LLC Participates in Esri’s Drone2Map for ArcGIS Beta Program
Esri’s Drone2Map for ArcGIS turns raw still images from drones into professional 2D and 3D products such as orthomosaics, digital surface models, and 3D point clouds and meshes. The app detects camera and sensor parameters and then intelligently applies appropriate defaults, thus making affordable imagery available on demand for land analysis, infrastructure inspection, and monitoring events such as natural disasters and environmental changes.
In the field, Drone2Map for ArcGIS offers rapid image processing, so users like Navigator can make sure we’ve captured everything we need right away, avoiding costly return trips. The images can be used immediately in ArcGIS to provide a clear, accurate picture of any asset or area for mapping, analysis, and decision making. The photogrammetry engine in Drone2Map for ArcGIS is powered by Pix4D, an industry leader in professional image processing software. Navigator will beta test the app and will provide feedback to Esri in anticipation of the app’s release to the public this summer.
Navigator assisted Esri with the development of the Drone2Map application by working closely with Esri’s product development team and flying imagery collection missions for both still picture and video. The pictures, video, and corresponding data have been used by Esri in product testing, marketing and development of sample data, which is included with the app. Check out the Drone2Map app at www.esri.com/drone2map.