The User Group Meeting is a unique opportunity to meet fellow experts and exchange experience and knowledge, - Alexey Rubenok, Head of airborne survey department at Sigma Metrix, shared his impressions of the event. The Hexagon's technicians spoke about the company's plans for the near future and presented their market assessments, whereas the Hexagon customers showed their latest mapping projects.
One of the critical and most interesting topics discussed at the conference was 3D city modeling. The colleagues from Bluesky (UK) introduced their project on the aerial imagery using CityMapper and 3D modeling of ten largest cities in the United Kingdom to create “Smart cities” and support the management processes. The President of LAND INFO (USA) shared his experience in producing 3D city models to develop 5G mobile networks. The Korean specialists from All for Land Inc. presented the results of the pilot project on 3D object modeling of the Jeonju city based on CityGML, with the level of details from LoD1 to LoD4. Data for this project was also acquired with the CityMapper system. The main purpose of the model was to create a digital city twin.
The technical specialists from the Bruno Kessler Foundation (Italy) went into the detailed aspects of hybrid survey with the cutting-edge aerial system CityMapper, which allows for simultaneous acquisition of nadir and oblique imagery, as well as lidar data. “The future belongs to such technologies,” — they emphasized with confidence.
Hexagon promises to release an improved version of CityMapper-2 in the coming months. The first system will go to Russia. Sigma Metrix has already signed a contract for the delivery of this system.