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Challenges & Opportunities of
Aerial Image Acquisition
Dr. Terry Keating, CTO
AeroMetric
Aerial Imagery Allows for Deliciously
Sophisticated Geospatial Solutions
Aerial Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Aerial Imagery is not What it Used to Be
 Jet
 Plane – turboprop engine
 Plane – twin engine
 Plane – single engine
 ...
Aerial Imagery is not What it Used to Be
 Jet
 Plane – turboprop engine
 Plane – twin engine
 Plane – single engine
 ...
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
GroundGround
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
 Reconnaissance
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
 Reconnaissance...
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
 Reconnaissance...
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
 Reconnaissance...
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
 Reconnaissance...
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
 Reconnaissance...
Imagery is not What it Used to Be
Platforms Sensors
High-Medium
Low
Very Low
Ground
Intended Use
 Survey
 Reconnaissance...
What Sets Aerial Imagery Apart?
 Close-up acquisition
 Flexible mobilization
 Variety of perspectives
 Precise fit for...
Getting the Most from Aerial Imagery
requires a Geospatial Infrastructure
Collect Process Integrate Deploy
Collection
Determines timeliness, fit for purpose, accuracy
Processing
Determines final imagery properties and accuracy, file format and size
Integration
Determines imagery fit within intended geospatial solution, accessibility and administration
Deployment
Maximizes imagery use and value to the business
Enjoy Your Aerial Imagery!
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Challenges & Opportunities of Aerial Image Acquistion

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Lightning talk at Esri UC on July 9, 2013

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Challenges & Opportunities of Aerial Image Acquistion

  1. 1. Challenges & Opportunities of Aerial Image Acquisition Dr. Terry Keating, CTO AeroMetric
  2. 2. Aerial Imagery Allows for Deliciously Sophisticated Geospatial Solutions
  3. 3. Aerial Imagery is not What it Used to Be
  4. 4. Aerial Imagery is not What it Used to Be  Jet  Plane – turboprop engine  Plane – twin engine  Plane – single engine  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle  Blimp  Balloon High-Medium Low Very Low Platforms
  5. 5. Aerial Imagery is not What it Used to Be  Jet  Plane – turboprop engine  Plane – twin engine  Plane – single engine  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle  Blimp  Balloon  Land – mobile  Land – handheld  Land – unmanned ground vehicle  Water – survey boat  Water – unmanned surface vehicle (USV)  Water – autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)Platforms High-Medium Low Very Low Ground
  6. 6. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low GroundGround
  7. 7. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey
  8. 8. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey  Reconnaissance
  9. 9. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey  Reconnaissance  Consumer
  10. 10. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey  Reconnaissance  Consumer Spectral Range  Color
  11. 11. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey  Reconnaissance  Consumer Spectral Range  Color  Infra-Red
  12. 12. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey  Reconnaissance  Consumer Spectral Range  Color  Infra-Red  Thermal
  13. 13. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey  Reconnaissance  Consumer Spectral Range  Color  Infra-Red  Thermal  LiDAR
  14. 14. Imagery is not What it Used to Be Platforms Sensors High-Medium Low Very Low Ground Intended Use  Survey  Reconnaissance  Consumer Spectral Range  Color  Infra-Red  Thermal  LiDAR
  15. 15. What Sets Aerial Imagery Apart?  Close-up acquisition  Flexible mobilization  Variety of perspectives  Precise fit for purpose
  16. 16. Getting the Most from Aerial Imagery requires a Geospatial Infrastructure Collect Process Integrate Deploy
  17. 17. Collection Determines timeliness, fit for purpose, accuracy
  18. 18. Processing Determines final imagery properties and accuracy, file format and size
  19. 19. Integration Determines imagery fit within intended geospatial solution, accessibility and administration
  20. 20. Deployment Maximizes imagery use and value to the business
  21. 21. Enjoy Your Aerial Imagery!

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