SURE Project Configuration

Create new project using the Project Wizard

The setup is guided by the Project Setup Wizard, which can be opened via the splash screen (Create project) or the file menu (New Project).

For a guided walk-through also checkout the video tutorials of our sample datasets.

Page 1 - Project Settings

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SURE will create a folder in the Project Location directory, named after the Project name. In this folder are stored: all the files SURE will create during processing.  The default path for the Project Location directory can be set via the Preference Panel.

Page 2 - Project Resources

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The locations of the orientation and image data are specified on the next page of the wizard.

Orientation

If the orientation data is spread to multiple files, each corresponding to an image (e.g. *.gori files), the folder containing the orientation files must be specified. Alternatively, if the orientation information is contained into a single file (e.g. *.prj file), you should specify the path to the respective file.

See also: Orientation formats

Images

If both color and panchromatic data are available, SURE offers the option to use them separately. The panchromatic images are used directly for matching while the color Information is used to apply texture to the output products. In this case the color imagery must be specified as Image data and the panchromatic data as separate matching Images.

16 Bit imagery should be used if available. If only 8 Bit colour images, but 16 Bit panchromatic images are available, please use the "separate matching images" option. If 16 Bit RGB or RGBI images are available, this is not necessary, since the results are nearly identical.

See also Image Formats

LiDAR (optional)

LiDAR data can be used as input in SURE if available. You can specify a *.las point cloud, or a folder that contains the point clouds, or a list of LiDAR point clouds as *.txt file.

See also: LiDAR integration in SURE

Page 3 - Scenario Settings

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Depending on the particularities of the input data, the scenario choice is the most important parameter, that you have to specify. Given an option, the software automatically sets values for parameters internally and optimizes workflows.

See also: Scenario

Page 4 - General Parameters

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In this section you can optionally modify some commonly used parameters, such as

  • the processing area

  • the tile size

  • the GSD or output resolution

  • the initial terrain height

You can also leave some or all of these parameters to be determined automatically by SURE later on.

Additionally, you can specify the

  • WKT formated project coordinate system in order to create consistently georeferenced results

  • waterbody shape file in order to enhance your surface models (Interpolated DSM, Mesh) as well as True Ortho.

Page 5 - Project Summary

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Project creation is summarized and can be confirmed on the last page of the wizard.

Load an existing SURE project file (.spr)

An already created SURE project can be reloaded by opening the Project.spr file in the SURE processing folder, created during initial project setup.
This can either be done by selecting the Project.spr file via the welcome screen, the File menu or by drag & drop onto the SURE executable.

Scenario

Product Selection

Region of Interest

Georeferencing and Tiling