Imagine being able to do highly accurate mapping, whenever and wherever you need to, even in weather conditions that are not considered optimum for conventional photogrammetry (winds, light rain, cloud cover), whilst staying with both your feet on the ground and all this at sensible price!
Imagine you need to monitor vegetation on a regular basis per season for precision farming or forest preservation. A combination of visual and NIR spectrum is required by your customer.
Or for the launch, planning, visualization and follow-up of a new land management project you need to map a certain infrastructure in a short timeframe.
Couderé is proud to present you the Gatewing X100 revolutionary terrain mapping system, a regular game changer, revolutionizing the surveying and mapping industry like never before.
There is now a valuable alternative and add-on to terrestrial measurements for LIDAR and topographic surveying: The X100 unmanned aerial vehicle that Gatewing developed and is now distributed by Couderé, allows to automatically take pictures from the air at an altitude of between 100 and 750 meters. The images are positioned with GPS and achieve a high precision by the large overlap.
This raw footage is the basis for the creation of high quality orthophoto’s and accurate digital surface models. The digital terrain mapping method allows you to provide your own remote sensing imagery. Make your own recent and high quality images whenever and wherever you need to.
The lightweight drone with a wingspan of only 1 meter is easy to transport and to launch (by catapult) from every possible location. The system is ideal for mapping areas of medium size (1-4 km2). While the operator stays safely on the ground, the aircraft autonomously flies its pre-programmed flight lines.
Have a look at the X100 flight demonstration films
The X100 revolutionizes the way you map!
How it works :
The full system takes 2 major steps: The first step consists of the aerial photographs being taken using the X100 unmanned airborne system. In a second step all photos are then combined automatically using specific software and turned into large orthophoto’sand/or digital surface models.
STEP 1: Image acquisition
A fully automated aerial scan collects raw digital images from between 100 to 750 meters altitude. these GPS positioned images have very high overlap.
|ABOUT THE FLIGHT|
|System setup time||15 minutes|
|Flight altitude (AGL)||100 - 750 m|
|Default flight altitude (5cm resolution)||150 m|
|Overlap||variable, 75% default forward & side|
|Average coverage per flight (30 min at 150m)||1,5 km|
|Average number of pictures per km2 (at 150 m)||600|
|Weather||up to 65 km/h wind & light rain|
STEP 2: Image processing
- Oriented images:
Individual aerial images combined with orientation and calibration data can be used as input for your mapping software
- Accurate digital terrain models:
as a valuable addition precise topographic terrain surface models can be derived
- High resolution orthophotos:
The raw images are digitally processed into the highest quality orthophotos. These aerial photo maps are geo-referenced.
|ABOUT THE DATA|
|Orthophoto||Pixel resolution (GSD)
||5 cm (at default altitude)|
||equal to 1 pixel (5 cm)|
||semi-true or true
||true RGB; no haze|
||25 - 200 cm
|Planimetric accuracy (XY plane)||5 cm (at default altitude)
|Height accuracy (Z axis)
||10 cm (at default altitude)
What you may expect !
- Easy and fast deployment of an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV)
- Rugged ground control station with visual flight planning software
- Flies under the clouds
- Flies also with a strong wind blowing (up to 5 Beaufort)
- Supply of a flexible dataformat
- Digital and automated image processing
- End products ready for GIS or CAD importing
- Highly accurate mapping of areas up to 20 km2
- Multi-temporal site coverage through frequent scanning
- You make your own images whenever and wherever you need to!