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Method and system for displaying room interiors on a floor plan

A system and method for generating multi-3d perspective floor plans having real-life physical characteristics. The multi-3d perspective floor plans may be generated using image data and related to a floor plan of a structure.. ... Pictometry International Corp

System and process for roof measurement using imagery

The present disclosure describes systems and processes, including processes in which first location data is received. Visual access to a first image corresponding to the first location data is provided, the first image including a roof structure of a building. ... Pictometry International Corp

Cut line steering methods for forming a mosaic image of a geographical area

Systems and methods for creating a ground confidence map of a geographic area, comprising the steps of creating a ground confidence map of a geographic area, the ground confidence map having a plurality of pixels with each pixel corresponding to a particular geographic location; assigning the pixels in the ground confidence map with pixel values indicative of composite ground confidence scores; and storing pixel values indicative of a statistical probability that the geographical location represented by the particular pixels represent the ground.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

System and method for performing sensitive geo-spatial processing in non-sensitive operator environments

Methods and systems are disclosed including dividing a sensitive geographic region into three or more work regions; selecting geo-referenced aerial images for each particular work region such that at least a portion of the particular work region is depicted; transmitting, without information indicative of the geographic location depicted, a first of the images for a first of the work regions to an operator user device; receiving, from the device, at least one image coordinate selected within the first image by the operator, wherein the image coordinate is a relative coordinate based on a unique pixel location within the image raster content of the first image; and transmitting, without information indicative of the geographic location depicted, a second of the images for a second of the work regions to the operator user device, wherein the first and second work regions are not geographically contiguous.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Method and apparatus for capturing, geolocating and measuring oblique images

Systems and methods are disclosed including a computerized system, comprising: a computer system running image display and analysis software that when executed by the computer system causes the computer system to: display an oblique image; reference positional data for the oblique image; create a ground plane for the oblique image, the ground plane comprising a plurality of facets, the facets conforming to a topography of an area captured within the oblique image; receive a selection of at least two pixels within the oblique image; and calculate a desired measurement using the selection of the at least two pixels and the ground plane, the desired measurement taking into account changes within the topography of the area captured within the oblique image.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Unmanned aircraft obstacle avoidance

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed including an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), comprising: a collision detection and avoidance system comprising at least one active distance detector; and one or more processors configured to: receive a flight path with instructions for the uav to travel from its current location to at least one other location; determine direction priorities for the collision detection and avoidance system based at least in part on the flight path; determine an obstacle for avoidance by the uav based on the flight path going through the obstacle; receive distance data generated by the collision detection and avoidance system concerning the obstacle; process the distance data based at least in part on the determined direction priorities; and execute a target path for traveling around the obstacle and to the at least one other location based at least in part on the flight path and the distance data.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Unmanned aircraft structure evaluation system and method

Methods and systems are disclosed including a computer storage medium, comprising instructions that when executed by one or more processors included in an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), cause the uav to perform operations, comprising: receiving, by the uav, a flight plan configured to direct the uav to fly a flight path having a plurality of waypoints adjacent to and above a structure and to capture sensor data of the structure from a camera on the uav while the uav is flying the flight path; adjusting an angle of an optical axis of the camera mounted to a gimbal to a predetermined angle within a range of 25 degrees to 75 degrees relative to a downward direction, and capturing sensor data of at least a portion of a roof of the structure with the optical axis of the camera aligned with at least one predetermined location on the structure.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Unmanned aircraft structure evaluation system and method

A computerized method performed by an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), comprising: receiving, by the uav, a flight plan comprising a plurality of inspection locations for a structure, wherein the plurality of inspection locations each comprise a waypoint having a geospatial reference; navigating to ascend to a first altitude above the structure; conducting an inspection for an object of interest in at least one of the plurality of inspection locations according to the flight plan, the inspection comprising: navigating to a position above a surface of the structure associated with the object of interest based on monitoring an active sensor, and obtaining, while within a particular distance from the surface of the structure, information from one or more sensors describing the structure such that obtained information includes at least a particular level of detail; navigating to another inspection location of the plurality of inspection locations; and navigating to a landing location.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Unmanned aircraft structure evaluation system and method

Methods and systems are disclosed including a computerized system, comprising: a computer system having an input unit, a display unit, one or more processors, and one or more non-transitory computer readable medium, the one or more processors executing software to cause the one or more processors to: display on the display unit one or more images, from an image database, depicting a structure; receive a validation from the input unit indicating a validation of a location of the structure depicted in the one or more images; generate unmanned aircraft information including flight path information configured to direct an unmanned aircraft to fly a flight path above the structure and capture sensor data from a camera on the unmanned aircraft while the unmanned aircraft is flying the flight path; receive the sensor data from the unmanned aircraft; and generate a structure report based at least in part on the sensor data.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

System and method for early access to captured images

Systems and methods are disclosed for early access to captured images including receiving a request for at least one image of a geographic area from a client application of an operator user device; querying records within a geospatial database to locate one or more records of images accessible by the geospatial database and depicting at least a portion of the geographic area; reading information within the one or more records depicting at least a portion of the geographic area to determine a status of an image within the one or more records, the status of the image indicating that the image is an in process captured image in which the image has not been fully processed; and presenting at least a portion of the image to the client application of the operator user device with a status indicator indicating the stage in processing of the geographic area.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Unmanned aircraft structure evaluation system and method

Unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) systems and methods are disclosed, including displaying a first graphical representation of a structure to be inspected, the first graphical representation comprising one or more images describing an aerial view of the structure; determining a flight path according to which a uav is to navigate above the structure and obtain sensor data describing an aerial view of the structure from the first graphical representation; receiving sensor data obtained by the uav including multiple images describing an aerial view depicting a structure rooftop; generating a second graphical representation of the structure, based on the multiple images, comprising composite imagery of the rooftop based on the multiple images; determining an occurrence of damaged areas of the rooftop; and displaying the second graphical representation of the rooftop with damaged areas of the rooftop identified.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Mosaic oblique images and methods of making and using same

A computer system running image processing software receives an identification of a desired scene of a geographical area for which an oblique-mosaic image is desired including one or more geometry parameters of a virtual camera; creates a mathematical model of the virtual camera having mathematical values that define the camera geometry parameters that configure the model to capture the geographical area, and looking down at an oblique angle; creates a ground elevation model of the ground and vertical structures within the oblique-mosaic pixel map, wherein source images were captured at an oblique angle and compass direction similar to the oblique angle and compass direction of the virtual camera; and reprojects, with the mathematical model, source oblique image pixels of the overlapping source images for pixels included in the oblique-mosaic pixel map using the ground elevation model to thereby create the oblique-mosaic image of the geographical area.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

System and process for color-balancing a series of oblique images

Image processing systems and methods are disclosed, including an image processing system comprising a computer running image processing software causing the computer to receive an oblique aerial image having at least a first section and a second section, wherein the first section has a first color distribution and the second section has a second color distribution; receive at least two reference images having consistent color distributions; receive geographic information about the at least two reference images and the oblique aerial image; choose at least a one reference image for each of the first and second sections based on the geographic information; and create at least one color-balancing transformation for the first and second sections.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

Computer system for continuous oblique panning

A computer system for continuously panning oblique images is disclosed. More particularly, the computer system uses a methodology whereby separate oblique images are presented in a manner that allows a user to maintain an understanding of the relationship of specific features between different oblique images when panning.. ... Pictometry International Corp

08/17/17 / #20170236024

Automated system and methodology for feature extraction

An automated method performed by at least one processor running computer executable instructions stored on at least one non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising: classifying first data points identifying at least one man-made roof structure within a point cloud and classifying second data points associated with at least one of natural structures and ground surface to form a modified point cloud; identifying at least one feature of the man-made roof structure in the modified point cloud; and generating a roof report including the at least one feature.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

08/17/17 / #20170235018

Systems and methods for taking, processing, retrieving, and displaying images from unmanned aerial vehicles

A method comprising receiving aerial images captured by one or more unmanned aerial vehicle; receiving metadata associated with the aerial images captured by the one or more unmanned aerial vehicle; geo-referencing the aerial images based on a geographic location of a surface to determine geographic coordinates of pixels of the aerial images; receiving a geographic location from a user; retrieving one or more of the aerial images associated with the geographic location based on the determined geographic coordinates; and displaying to the user one or more overview image depicting the geographic location and overlaid with one or more icons indicative of and associated with the retrieved aerial images associated with the geographic location.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

08/03/17 / #20170221191

System for detecting image abnormalities

Image capture systems including a moving platform; an image capture device having a sensor for capturing an image, the image having pixels, mounted on the moving platform; and a detection computer executing an abnormality detection algorithm for detecting an abnormality in the pixels of the image immediately after the image is captured by scanning the image utilizing predetermined parameters indicative of characteristics of the abnormality and then automatically and immediately causing a re-shoot of the image.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

07/20/17 / #20170206414

Unmanned aircraft structure evaluation system and method

An unmanned aircraft structure evaluation system includes a computer system with an input unit, a display unit, one or more processors, and one or more non-transitory computer readable medium. Image display and analysis software causes the one or more processors to generate unmanned aircraft information. ... Pictometry International Corp

03/23/17 / #20170082750

Augmented three dimensional point collection of vertical structures

Automated methods and systems are disclosed, including a method comprising: capturing images and three-dimensional lidar data of a geographic area with an image capturing device and a lidar system, as well as location and orientation data for each of the images corresponding to the location and orientation of the image capturing device capturing the images, the images depicting an object of interest and the three-dimensional lidar data including the object of interest; storing the three-dimensional lidar data on a non-transitory computer readable medium; analyzing the images with a computer system to determine three dimensional locations of points on the object of interest; and updating the three-dimensional lidar data with the three dimensional locations of points on the object of interest determined by analyzing the images to create a 3d point cloud.. . ... Pictometry International Corp

01/19/17 / #20170018095

System and process for roof measurement using aerial imagery

Processes and systems including providing at least one computer input field for a user to input location data generally corresponding to the location of the building; providing visual access to a first aerial image of a region including a roof structure of a building corresponding to said location data, the first aerial image having a first resolution; providing a computer input capable of signaling user-acceptance of a final location within the aerial image; and providing visual access to one or more second aerial images of an aerial imagery database corresponding to location coordinates of the final location, the one or more second aerial images having a second resolution that is higher resolution than the first resolution.. . ... Pictometry International Corp








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