Detail Changes in version 5.0

  • – True orthomosaic GeoTiff image can be produced which is useful for more accurate results in urban areas and for survey grade projects.
  • – Enhanced Bundle block algorithm:
    • – Additional logic (enhanced culling algorithm) to ensure camera position and orientation is more accurate
    • – Lens distortion parameters are calculated automatically for greater accuracy
    • – SfM algorithm is engaged if bundle block algorithm cannot process data to a high degree of accuracy
  • – Added “Close-in Inspection” template for projects with oblique imagery (runs the SfM algorithm)
  • – Additional point cloud algorithm (PMVS) has been added to improve DTMs, DSMs, point clouds and photomesh for projects that have up to 300 images
  • – Enhanced matching algorithm for images with low overlap and projects with areas having images with no connections
  • – Dense DSM output significantly enhanced
  • – Support for FLIR thermal sensors
  • – New viewer added:
    • – View 2D outputs:
      • – GeoTiff orthomosaic
      • – GeoTiff terrain model
    • – View 3D outputs:
      • – LAS point cloud
      • – PLY photomesh
    • – Create fly-through videos
    • – Generate contour lines from GeoTiff terrain models
  • – Two new licensing options:
    • – Corporate – multiple users in the same organization can use license without additional administrative overhead
    • – Virtual Machine – users with virtual machines do not need a new license each machine
  • – Multi-band alignment for Micasense images – users can load raw Micasense images (one image per band per GPS location) and OneButton will align the bands for each GPS location and create multi-page Tiff images
  • – Added various file and project options:
    • – Save project under a different name and decide what part of data to duplicate
    • – Backup and Restore
    • – Import additional images after project has been created
    • – Import a terrain model for orthorectification and\or control of ground elevation heights in the bundle block adjustment process
    • – Export report files for points, images and rays
    • – Export AT results in PATB format
  • – Output products (GeoTiff orthomosaic and elevation model) clipped in areas with no overlap
  • – Shortcuts to output products are organized in a single folder for quicker access to the results
  • – GeoTiff images are now in BigTiff format (larger file sizes)
  • – EPSG code added to projection information to ensure correct projection is used
  • – Mosaic Dataset parameters can now be set from the OneButton interface
  • – Support for special characters in file and folder names (“!”, “.”, “# $ – _ + ( ) { } [“)
  • – Output products are named according to the project name
  • – Additional sensors added to the sensors database
  • – User can decide which folder to use as input for stitching process and in which folder to create the DEM, orthoimages and orthomosaic
  • – User can decide to create output orthomosaic as one file or as several tiles based on image size, number of tiles or specific tile dimensions
  • – User can now choose the GPS accuracy (high, standard, unknown) to allow better processing of highly accurate GPS receivers
  • – Spaces in folder and project name are now supported
  • – User can now limit number of cores to be used by the software
  • – After project is created, user can validate the flight altitude above ground and correct it if it is incorrect – greatly enhances results in cases where this data was incorrect
  • – User can now enforce that the lens calibration file will not be modified during the process ensuring the sensors have been pre-calibrated will not lose the accurate lens distortion parameters during the process
  • – In workstation with multiple GPUs the user can specify which GPU to use for processing
  • – Default values for “Relative Elevation Variance” was changed to 3 (instead of 25) and the values now range from 2 to 100 allowing more projects to have more connections between images.
  • – Camera parameters exported to DATEM Summit are updated to include p parameters.  OneButton writes updated calibration parameters created by auto calibration process
  • – “Remove Borders” – parameter has been modified to allow the user to clip the output orthomosaic and DTM based on the image overlap

Detail Changes to OneButton™ Professional Only

  • – Re-engineered the old user interface and removed individual windows for each sub-process. All the parameters for sub-processes are organized in a single window for faster and easier control
  • – Number of parameters reduced significantly (from around 200 to 25) and parameter names were modified to allow better understanding
  • – Project can be run automatically from start to end (same as in OneButton Standard) or each sub-process can be run separately
  • – Licensing is based on a license file and not a USB dongle
  • – Supports Esri 10.4 and 10.5
  • – Seamline Editor:
    • – User interface has been simplified and all relevant data (mosaic, seamlines) are automatically loaded for ease of use
    • – Additional ortho-images can be imported to create a modified ortho-mosaic. For projects having been split up and processed separately and need to be combined into a large orthomosaic
    • – Supports multi-page Tiffs
  • – Patching Tool:
    • – User interface simplified and all relevant data (mosaic, ortho-images) are automatically loaded for ease of use
    • – Supports multi-page Tiffs
  • – Merge projects – merge another project (.smp file) that was processed through Match and Bundle stages to compile a larger project.
  • – In the photogrammetric dashboard – Renamed “Undo” and “Re-Bundle” to “Before Bundle” and “After Bundle”.
  • – Within workflow window when the mouse hovers over a sub-process, it is highlighted in blue to make it easier to understand which parameters are being displayed.
  • – In the photogrammetric dashboard, additional columns are shown by default: FocalX, FocalY, X0, Y0, K1-K3, P1-P3, and PixelSize