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DATA Types

Outputs can be used for many applications: Outputs are compatible with:
  • Contour lines generation
  • Distance and area measurements
  • Volumes calculation
  • Comparing volumes between two DSMs
  • 2D digitization
  • 3D digitization
  • 3D visualization
  • Visualization on Google applications
  • Vegetation indices – Index visualization and color editing
  • Vegetation indices – agriculture applications
  • Point cloud classification
  • Stereo viewing
  • 3D printing
  • Contour lines visualization and editing
  • DTM generation
  • Web viewing and sharing
  • Video animation viewing
  • 3D Digitized objects visualization and editing
  • In the field inspection (Index Map)
  • Bundle Adjustment

 

  • Some traditional photogrammetric software
    • Inpho
    • LPS
    • Bingo
    • ImageStation
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) software
    • Global Mapper
    • ArcGIS
    • Quantum GIS
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software
    • AutoCAD
    • MicroStation
    • Rhino
    • 3ds Max
  • Many 3D viewers and point cloud editing software
    • Quick Terrain Reader
    • VRMesh
    • Meshlab
  • Google applications
    • Google Earth
    • Google Maps
  • Agriculture application software
    • Farm Works
  • Mesh editing software
    • Blender (makerbot)
    • Meshmixer
  • PDF viewer
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Editing tools
    • LAStools
  • Web applications
    • Sketchfab
    • Mapbox
  • Video players
    • VLC
    • Windows Media Player

 

 

Camera parameters
Internal camera parameters
File format Software Use
.cam (ASCII text file) LPS
Inpho
Stereo viewing
Path: …\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_calibrated_internal_camera_parameters
External camera parameters
File format Software Use
.txt LPS
Inpho
Stereo viewing
Path: …\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_calibrated_external_camera_parameters
Bingo
File format Software Use
.txt Bingo Bundle Adjustment
Path: …\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_tp_bingo
SSK
File format Software Use
.ssk (ASCII text file) ImageStation Bundle Adjustment
Path: …\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_photo
Path: …\project_name\1_initial\params\project_name_camera
Undistorted images
File format Software Use
.tif Inpho Stereo viewing
Path: …\project_name\1_initial\images\undistorted_images\image
Point Clouds
Densified Point Cloud
File format Software Use
.las Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
Point cloud classification
LAStools DTM generation
 .laz Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper Visualization
LAStools DTM generation
 .xyz (very large file, not easy to handle) AutoCAD
Global Mapper
Visualization
 .ply Meshlab Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
Point cloud classification
Sketchfab Web viewing and sharing
 Path: …\project_name\2_densification\point_cloud\project_name_densified_point_cloud
Classified Point Cloud
File format Software Use
.las Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
.laz Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper Visualization
.xyz (very large file, not easy to manage) AutoCAD
Global Maper
Visualization
.ply Meshlab Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
Sketchfab Web viewing and sharing
Path: user_defined_path/project_name_user_defined_file_name

 

Digital Surface Model (DSM)
Grid DSM
File format Software Use
.las Quick Terrain Reader Visualization
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Visualization
VRMesh Visualization
Point cloud classification
LAStools DTM generation
 .laz Quick Terrain Reader  Visualization
Global Mapper Visualization
LAStools DTM generation
 .xyz (very large file, not easy to manage) AutoCAD
Global Mapper
Visualization
Path: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\project_name_dsm
Raster DSM
File format Software Use
.tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Contour lines generation
Distance, area and volume measurements
Comparing volumes between two DSMs (Global Mapper, ArcGIS)
3D digitization (Global Mapper, ArcGIS)
Path: tiles: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm\tiles
Path: merged file: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\1_dsm

 

Digital Terrain Model (DTM)
Raster DTM
File format Software Use
 .tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Contour lines generation
Distance and area measurements
Path:  tiles: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\dtm\tiles
Path:  merged file:…\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\dtm

 

Orthomosaic
Orthomosaic GeoTIFF
File format Software Use
.tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Distance and area measurements
2D digitization
Path: tiles: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\tiles
Path: merged file: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_transparent_mosaic_group_name
Path: merged file: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\project_name_mosaic_group_name
Orthomosaic KML file
File format Software / Web Application Use
.kml Google Earth Visualization
Path: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\google_tiles\project_name_mosaic
Orthomosaic Google Maps HTML file
File format Software / Web Application Use
.html Google Maps Visualization
Path: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\google_tiles\project_name_mosaic
Orthomosaic Mapbox Tiles
File format Software / Web Application Use
.mbtiles Mapbox Web viewing and sharing
Map creation
Path: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\2_mosaic\google_tiles\project_name

 

Index Map
Index Map GeoTIFF
File format Software Use
.tif (GeoTIFF) Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization
Color editing
Path: tiles: …\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name\tiles
Path: merged file: …\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name
Colored Index Map KML file
File format Software Use
.jpg Image Viewer Visualization
In the field inspection
.kml Google Earth Visualization
In the field inspection
Path: …\project_name\4_index\indices\index\project_name_rgba_index_name
Grid Index Map Shapefile
File format Software Use
.shp Farm Works Agriculture applications
Path: merged file: …\project_name\4_index\indices\index_name

 

3D Textured Mesh
File format Software Use
.obj Meshlab, Global Mapper, Rhino, 3ds Max Visualization
zipped .obj Sketchfab Web viewing and sharing
.fbx Rhino, 3ds Max, AutoCAD Visualization
.dxf AutoCAD
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization
.ply Meshlab Visualization
Sketchfab Web viewing and sharing
Blender, Meshmixer 3D printing
.pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader Visualization
Path: …\project_name\2_densification\3d_mesh\project_name_simplified_3d_mesh

 

Contour lines
File format Software Use
.shp Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization
Editing
.pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader Visualization
.dxf AutoCAD
Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
Visualization
Editing
Path: …\project_name\3_dsm_ortho\extras\contours\project_name_interval_resolution_minimum_line_size

 

Video animation
File format Software Use
.mp4 VLC
Windows Media Player
Video animation viewing
.mkv VLC
Windows Media Player
Video animation viewing
.avi VLC
Windows Media Player
Video animation viewing
Path: user_defined_path/user_defined_file_name

 

3D Digitized objects
Polyline, Surface, Volume (mesh)
File format Software Use
.shp Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Visualization
Editing
.dxf Global Mapper
ArcGIS
Quantum GIS
AutoCAD
Visualization
Editing
.kml Google Earth Visualization
.dgn MicroStation Visualization
Editing
Path: user_defined_path/user_defined_file_name

 

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