Terra Drone Set to Release New Image Processing Software “Terra Mapper” for Commercial Use

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Terra Drone Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Tokushige Toru) have launched their image processing software “Terra Mapper” designed to assist drone surveying services. Terra Mapper is an automated drone navigation, image processing, and 3D image analysis program. It can be utilised on its own, rather than requiring the use of multiple different supplementary software. Terra Mapper enables users to accurately inspect the 2D & 3D data images produced by their nominated drone service, allowing effective analysis at a more cost-efficient price. By exploiting the knowledge and know-how we have accumulated over the completion of the 400 drone surveying projects, we also offer ongoing support to users, helping them perform internal photogrammetry surveys.

Background

In the past, drones have been used for aerial photography as a hobby. In 2016, we have evolved this consumer trend to become embedded into the workflow for increased productivity in the civil engineering industry. In Japan, the Ministry of Industrial Relations has been promoting “i-Construction”. As a result, all large-scale surveying projects 2020 will adopt the use of drone technology, generating over 300 million yen.

We have released a cloud and desktop version of “Terra Mapper”, a comprehensive platform to further expand the scope of drone capabilities in the future.

Through Terra Mapper, we will continue to promote the effective use of drones extending beyond ‘i-Construction’. We strive to satisfy a wider range of specific consumer needs by having both the cloud and the desktop version.

Introducing Terra Mapper Cloud

Ability to perform advanced data analysis on a single web application for surveying work drones in real time. All data is stored in the cloud, allowing the accessibility of storing and sharing large amounts of data with multiple people.

Terra Mapper work flow 

 

♦ Key features of Terra Mapper Cloud

(1) [Have a network? Have a connection]

For all data processing and management, the software does not have to be installed on a desktop. Access to the internet on PC, tablet, smart phones or other devices will have your organisation immediately connected.

(2) [Easy to monitor daily changes in soil volume. Can be used for reference]

In Terra Mapper Cloud, we offer construction management tools to monitor the numerical change in components such as soil volumes and elevation levels at the site. The data is also readily available, so they be used as reference materials on and off the site.

(3) [Remotely share information to synchronise project logistics in the one place]

Terra Mapper Cloud is a platform for sharing information between project members. In addition sharing information and incorporating a chat function, you can also delegate tasks, allocate the placement of equipment and monitor the progress of the site.

 

♦ Terra Mapper Desktop features

Terra Mapper desktop has the ability to universally process, analyse and share all types of data from flight to ground. Running Terra Mapper desktop can cost as low as 1/5 when comparing to other software. Design is simplistic, operation is with ease, and analysis in-depth. 

♦ Terra Mapper Desktop version workflow

♦ Terra Mapper Desktop key features

(1) [Awareness of aircraft zones]

By automatically recognising anti-aircraft sign, time can be spent on obtaining more accurate data.

(2) [Automatic processing/elimination of unnecessary points]

More accurate topographical data can be measured by displaying and automatically eliminating the unnecessary components on site including construction equipment and foliage in the field. Ultimately allowing an accurate detection of soil to be removed, the amount of soil and cross sections of the land.

(3) [Creation of cross-sectional diagrams]

Creates cross sectional diagrams simply while evenly spacing with the center line of the figure.

(4) [Comparing calculations of soil volumes]

To simplify the calculation of embankments and cutting and also TIN Surface (Triangulated irregular network) It is possible to create one.

It is easy to calculate embankments and excavation, while creating TIN surface (irregular triangle network) with just a single click.

 

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