AirPhotoSE offers multi-threading using up to four processors operating on four parts of a large image simultaneously. Automatic correction for radial lens distortion, atmospheric defraction and hilly terrain is included. The UTM WGS84 reference system as well as Longitude and Latitude or an arbitrary X-Y grid are offered with manual calibration and with automatic calibration to or from ArcGis or MapInfo header files. The European Petroleum Survey Group's database with over 3000 map grids may also be used. Google Earth can be spawned and displayed and searches carried out using a chosen EPSG code and images saved with EPSG grid calibration. The EPSG grid can then be written over the Google Earth image and the image then aligned to this grid so that it can be overlaid on digital or scanned maps. Orthophotos can be made from multiple oblique images without manual intervention and georeferenced with respect to any chosen grid.
It has been tested with 140 high resolution (3648x2736 RGB) digital images made from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with creation of a seamless orthophoto of 9714 x 16588 RGB pixels and a digital terrain model both without manual intervention under 32 bit Windows 7. Special hardware or a 64 bit operating system are not needed, but for 3D display, the latter is advantageous.
A large selection of image file input formats are available including RAW from many current digital cameras. Output is also available in PDF format. A selection of modern GeoPortal web sites is available, and more can be added easily by the user. Google Maps and Bing Maps may also be opened from the GeoPortal menu. Please click on the links above to read about all the options and features.