The new PhotoMesh release offers improved performance, usability and scalability. PhotoMesh’s new, powerful tie point functionality increases the accuracy and success rate of the aerotriangulation process, while optimized data loading and management tools vastly improve performance in ultra-large-scale (500K+) projects.  Projects can now easily be scaled up and down using Amazon Web Services to launch virtual fuser machines. PM 7.5’s also features new support for hyperspectral bands for greater control over the information contained in your output, as well as enhanced options for reviewing aerotriangulation results.


New Features in Release 7.5  

New Tie Point Mechanism 

New tie point functionality improves the accuracy and success rate of the aerotriangulation process.  



Support for 4-Color Bands photos 
New support for photos with 4 color bands provides additional texturing options for your 2D and 3D outputs. 

    Texture the 3D model according to selected bands (RGB, CIR, etc.) 

    Generate 4-band orthophoto

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    Enhanced Options for Reviewing Aerotriangulation Results

      PM 7.5’s range of color coding options for camera position symbols enable you to classify your photos according to the information you need, so you can identify at a glance the photos that require more preparation before inclusion in the AT. 

      New color-coded sparse point cloud provides a quick overview of aerotriangulation results.  



      Revamped Texturing Algorithm
      PM 7.5’s texturing algorithm refines the overall quality of areas with high color variance (e.g., water bodies, sun reflection). 


                   

      PhotoMesh 7.4 vs. PhotoMesh 7.5 




      Superior Support for Ultra-Large-Scale Projects 
      Optimized data loading and management tools turbocharge performance in ultra-large-scale (100K+ photos) projects, by avoiding bottlenecks and increasing project efficiency.  
       
      Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Fusers 
      PhotoMesh 7.5 automates the utilization of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to scale production beyond the local resources available. AWS virtual machines are dynamically launched by PhotoMesh and used as fusers as needed to accelerate model creation. PhotoMesh continuously monitors the fusers’ progress and status and the processing requirements of the current step, adding and terminating AWS instances running fusers as required. 
       
      Easily Open Outputs in TerraExplorer  
      New “Outputs” Project Tree folder makes it easy to access all your generated 2D and 3D outputs. With a simple right-click, all native TerraExplorer formats (3DML, Cesium, LAS, DAE) can be opened directly in TerraExplorer Pro. 
      All supported formats can be published from TerraExplorer Pro to SkylineGlobe Server for viewing in Skyline 3D viewers (TerraExplorer for Desktop, TerraExplorer for Web and TerraExplorer for Mobile) and 3rd party viewers (Cesium, ESRI, etc.). 
       
      Support for Additional Vertical Datums 
      In addition to the previously supported ellipsoid and EGM96 geoid vertical datums, PhotoMesh 7.5 now supports several additional datums including US and Australia based datums (G2012a and AUSGeoid2020) as well as EGM2008 geoid. Other vertical datums can be added by providing the associated .gtx grid files. 
       
      Auto-Start Local Fuser 
      New option to automatically start a local fuser when there are no available fusers.  


      About PhotoMesh

      Skyline’s PhotoMesh fully automates the generation of high-resolution, textured, 3D mesh models from standard 2D photographs, offering a significant reduction in cost and time compared to traditional modeling methods. PhotoMesh’s breakthrough technology is based on the highest-performance photogrammetry, computer vision, and computational geometry algorithms. Combining any number of photographs, in a wide range of formats and resolutions, PhotoMesh generates highly-detailed 3D models that can be viewed and queried using TerraExplorer or other 3D and GIS products.