What's new in SURE 4.0
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Data: kind courtesy of Geofly
The powerful engine of SURE 4 and its out-of-the-box experience will take fields like urban planning, cadaster, disaster control, topography capturing and communal applications, as well as inspection, web-visualization, 3D city models and propagation simulation (5G) to a whole new level. Deliver amazing 3D meshes, point clouds, and True Orthos timely, with enhanced capabilities for more flexible processing and product delivery. Click here for a visual impression of SURE 4.0.
In the following, we will guide you through our newest release and introduce each feature in detail using the following structure:
Optimized True Ortho Engine - sharper edges and improved completeness in DSM & True Ortho
New 3D Mesh Engine - drastically improved geometry and web streaming performance (Cesium, slpk)
New LiDAR Engine - data fusion for more accuracy and completeness
Out-of-the-box Distributed Processing - connect computers easily and scale production
Shapefile support - import 3D & 2D shapefiles for waterbodies and surface corrections
Improved support for a wide range of flight configurations - more robustness, better geometry for mixed flights and complex acquisition patterns
Global color balancing - equalizing color across datasets captured with varying light conditions
- Third Party Compatibility - added support of HxMap orientation, I3S (SLPK) and Supermap iDesktop
- User Experience - New output folder structure and simplification of parameters
- Runtime and Storage - less runtime and storage needed
In order to improve user experience and the quality of results, you will come across some visible and invisible software changes. We are happy to provide you with a dedicated transition guide to get an overview of the impact when updating from SURE 3 to SURE 4 - including general changes and adjustments regarding the project folder structure, GUI and CLI.
Improvements and new implementations within the three SURE Engines - True Ortho Engine, 3D Mesh Engine, LiDAR Engine - presented in the boxes below.
|True Ortho Engine|
Data courtesy of Leica Geosystems
Improved DSM interpolation parameters to fill gaps and remove interpolation artifacts to enhance True Ortho output
3D Mesh Engine
Data courtesy Geofly
New 3D Mesh geometry: Comparison between SURE 3 and SURE 4. Data courtesy of Aerowest
Point-wise precision value within point cloud: blue-colored points show higher precision than yellow-colored points. Data courtesy of Aerowest
Cesium output and LOD support. Data courtesy of Geofly
Photogrammetry + LiDAR vs. LiDAR only. Data courtesy of Geomni
True Ortho produced by LiDAR data only - textured with LiDAR sensor's attached camera (left); 3D Mesh produced with LiDAR only data (right). Data courtesy of Riegl
Improvements and new implementations within the SURE workflows.
Improvements and new implementations affecting SURE overall.
|Stereo Model Selection|
Besides the usual flight patterns, various others are supported: unstructured flight (left), differing overlaps (right)
|Global Color Balancing|
|Third Party Compatibility|
|Runtime and Storage|