July 22, 2020 – Huntsville, AL – The International LIDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) and Geo Week hosted their 3rd annual 2020 Lidar Leader Awards presentation where the board recognized GeoCue Group’s True View® 410 3D Imaging System (3DIS™) as the 2020 Outstanding Innovation in LIDAR winner.
Introduced to the market in June 2019, the True View 410 LIDAR/camera fusion sensor is the first drone-carried data collection system designed from the ground-up to match high quality photogrammetric imagery with LIDAR point clouds. Featuring Quanergy’s M8 Ultra LIDAR sensor, dual GeoCue photogrammetric cameras and an Applanix Position and Orientation System (POS), the True View 410 produces high-accuracy 3D colorized LIDAR point clouds within minutes of landing. The sensor has a 120-degree fused field of view and can be carried by any drone capable of managing a payload of 2.25 kg.
The True View 410 system provides all the technology needed to realize the entire 3D Imaging workflow from start to finish; sensor, Applanix positioning software and GeoCue’s True View EVO comprehensive postprocessing/analytic software. Rather than spending hours waiting on image reconstruction software to create a 3D point cloud, the True View 410 yields high accuracy products such as colorized bare earth point cloud, volumetrics, elevation models and other deliverable products in short order.
The award also cited GeoCue’s novel “Hardware-as-a-Service” subscription model that allows customers to subscribe to a True View 410 3DIS for periods as short as one month. This novel business model provides customers a very low risk approach to trying drone 3D imaging technology as well as providing a very cost-effective way to deal with business fluctuations.
“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the ILMF for this innovation award,” said Lewis Graham, GeoCue Group’s President and CTO. My engineering teams worked long hours to bring this product to market; it is very rewarding to see their efforts recognized with this honor. It was a true team effort with terrific collaborative support from the engineers at Applanix and Quanergy. I am still amazed to see the stunning, 3D colorized point clouds produced by this sensor.”
GeoCue is the largest supplier of kinematic LIDAR processing tools in North America and LP360 is one of the world’s most widely used tool for exploiting point cloud data. In 2014, GeoCue Group started a division focused on using small Unmanned Aerial Systems for high accuracy mapping. Leveraging our expertise in production, risk reduction, and point cloud processing tools, we are continuing to bring new services and products to market to provide surveyors and other geomatics professionals exciting tools for geospatial data extraction using low cost drones including Loki, our plug-and-play PPK direct positioning system, and now our new True View® 3D Imaging Sensor product line. To learn more, visit www.geocue.com.