21 February 2007: Cambridge – The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of Cities Revealed™ aerial photography (www.citiesrevealed.com) announce today their partnership with Getmapping to offer the MultiVision™ oblique imagery solution, which complements the Cities Revealed high-resolution vertical aerial photography.
Following thorough research into the oblique imagery market, The GeoInformation Group has selected the MultiVision product, which is being supplied by Getmapping through the partnership. Comprising aerial imagery acquired by Getmapping and MultiVision viewing and analysis software, this oblique imagery solution will be included within Cities Revealed City Pack™. Together, The GeoInformation Group and Getmapping will supply the MultiVision solution to clients across the United Kingdom.
The oblique aerial imagery solution offers a different view of the world from that gained from the more widely used vertical image. It provides increased context of features in a more easily understood 3D perspective. With five angled views the solution presents a viewpoint that is more familiar to many users.
Oblique aerial imagery solutions enable building or feature heights to be measured relative to the ground model, and horizontal measurement and area calculations. The software enables the user to create wire frame or building block models from the oblique image. A major advantage of MultiVision, over other systems, is that visualisation can be taken a step further. Using MultiVision, image thumbnails can be extracted from the obliques and rectified to fit the extracted building block, enabling the user to render and export an urban landscape in 3D.
MultiVision is provided complete with easy to use software, access to high-resolution 12.5 cm resolution imagery and the tools to build a bespoke digital cityscape. The solution integrates with GIS software, LiDAR and terrain models for higher accuracy measurements. Clients of The GeoInformation Group and Getmapping, investing in
Multivision, will benefit from in perpetuity licensing, new aerial imagery updates to be
captured during 2007 as well as low cost entry path with an early adopter-pricing package. This package includes favourable discounts on the data, software toolset and training.
Seppe Cassettari, CEO of The GeoInformation Group commented, “Significant interest in MultiVision has already been expressed by the police and security services. The ability to view a building from all sides and calculate information such as distance between two buildings and angle of view from one roof to another is clearly very valuable for many operational needs.”
Oblique aerial imagery can be utilised in many other applications focusing on regeneration, maintenance and management of key features and sites. Individual buildings, prestigious developments from office complexes to shopping centres, urban centres both old and new, motorway interchanges and complex junctions, airports, harbours, mining and landfill sites would all benefit from having a regularly maintained oblique survey.