IGI - Integrated Geospatial Innovations

  • IGI Press Release

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    Kreuztal, Germany and Graz, Austria • May 11th 2022

    IGI and Vexcel Imaging are happy to announce the new interfacing of Vexcel’s Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC) in combination with IGI’s industry-leading AEROcontrol GNSS/IMU systems. Both companies worked together to enable the AMC advantage for customers who operate the UltraCam cameras together with IGI’s AEROcontrol and CCNS-5.

    IGI AEROcontrol is a GNSS/IMU navigation system for the precise determination of the position and altitude of an airborne sensor and/or multiple sensors constellation. This can be the position of the projection centre and the angles omega, phi, kappa of an aerial camera and/or any other airborne sensors. Military-grade technology consisting of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), based on fibre-optic gyros (FOG - IMU-IIf) or micro-electro-mechanical gyros (MEMS - IMU-m), and the IGI Sensor Management Unit (SMU) with the integrated high-end GNSS receiver.

    Vexcel’s AMC is an innovative motion compensation approach that in addition to correcting image blur in the direction of flight (the so-called Forward Motion Compensation or FMC) also addresses blur caused by multi-directional camera movements during the flight. Additionally, AMC compensates for ground sampling distance variations in oblique imagery with fantastic results - through AMC, the 4th generation UltraCam produces imagery of unprecedented vividness and sharpness.


    Seamless Integration

    The capability to combine UltraCam with IGI’s AEROcontrol for AMC is a straightforward approach and easy to apply to customers. All IGI AEROcontrol SMU and Compact systems can be retrofitted with AMC support. The first customers already received the AEROcontrol AMC enhancement for operation with UltraCam newest generation of cameras.


    About IGI

    IGI, the first company to introduce in the market a GPS based flight guidance system, started the production of the AEROcontrol units in 1995. The production never stopped, and the company has now more than 400 clients operating its AEROcontrols all around the world. IGI has been in the market for 45 years, as an innovator in the modern geospatial industry, keeps delivering state-of-the-art technology and advanced sensor solutions for aerial survey and mobile mapping companies.


    About Vexcel Imaging

    Vexcel Imaging, a leader in the geospatial industry, develops cutting-edge large-format aerial cameras and photogrammetric software with innovative approaches, and places an emphasis on continuing product upgrades and world-class support. The broad UltraCam aerial camera portfolio covers all applications in airborne photogrammetry — from nadir to oblique to wide-area data collection.

  • New Job Positions at IGI

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    To enhance our team, we are looking for 10 new talented people, more details about the opens positions can be find at https://www.igi-systems.com/vacancy.html


    In case you are interested in any of the above-mentioned job offers, we are looking forward to your application - just apply via email to jobs@igi-systems.com or our online form; please also specify your expected salary.

  • IGIplan version 1.6.5

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    We are pleased to announce the release of IGIplan version 1.6.5. Some changes and features of the new version are:


    >>Add city based location selection in Map WMS Editor

    >>Convert Line Contour to Block Contour

    >>Export of intermediate points for contour flights to KML to be able to follow the flight

    >>Export Google Earth only Flight lines

    >>New Feature: Add functionality to swap segment and flight line end points in object browser context menu

    >>Add a function for drawing a limited geoid boundary to EnvLayer and the Area object as dashed lines

    >>Added special trajectory export function


    >>Improve visibility of city entries

    >>Fix undo issue with DTM related usersetting objects when they are placed outside of DTM range

    >>Change display of DTM related DC Segments which are placed outside of a DTM area

    >>Sometimes the DTM data from IGI ftp server is not transferred via the FTP connection

    >>Correct USA Geoid12A entries for Alaska, Hawaii and PuertoRico

    >>Limit use of DTM raster files to files with only one channel

    >>If loading of a raster DTM file failed, then the wrong file name was set in the DTM properties

    >>Fixed problem when moving an empty entry in report template editor

    >>Fixed problem when doing copy/paste using DTM releated objects

    >>Fixed problem from invalid composed sensors in sensor editor

    >>Fixed calculations for contour segments in some situations

    >>Fixed problem when mouse coordinate is not in DTM grid range

    >>Fixed problem with undoing the "ungroup" command of groups

    >>Fixed problem when usersetting objects are created outside of DTM area, when planning area uses a spheroidal coordinate system