Pix4D and Wingtra’s new integration support a lean workflow between the WingtraOne drone and Pix4Dmatic, which is a new Pix4D product for reliable speedy processing of large datasets. The high-quality datasets that result can then be processed into point clouds and orthomosaics twice as fast with Pix4Dmatic.
WingtraHub 1.0 also offers leaner integration with Pix4Dmapper, which makes it possible for users to use the accurate geolocation and orientation pipeline that ultimately increases processing speed about 20% and up to about 40% for large projects. A Wingtra press release stated: “This integration is especially key since Wingtra’s VTOL drone is designed to map large sites fast and safely while providing the best possible data quality.”*
Julian Surber, Product Manager at Wingtra, explained:
“With the new WingtraHub release, you can now output geotagged images, which include all required information in the image metadata (EXIF & XMP tags) like image locations, orientations, accuracies, coordinate system and vertical reference. This improves compatibility with all major photogrammetry engines and is especially well integrated with Pix4Dmatic, which now enables up to two times faster large dataset processing.”*
This means that WingtraHub 1.0 integrates better with DroneDeploy and Trimble Business Center by improving processing of post process kinematics (PPK) data on each of the platforms.
As Surber points out:
“Compatibility with all major photogrammetry tools ensures that you can embed WingtraOne data into your workflow no matter which software you are using. Previously, it might have taken specific expertise to work around, but from now on, the process is lean and fast. With the image orientation, the accuracy, and other specifics being included in the image metadata, you only have to drag and drop your images into the photogrammetry tool of your choice.”*
The release of WingtraHub 1.0 comprises a number of improvements to Wingtra’s data processing workflow and is available for users as of September 4, 2020.
The new integration of WingtraOne drone and Pix4Dmatic, is another advancement in drone technology that will benefit scores of companies. Not only doubles the speed of Orthomosaic and
Point Cloud Generation, but also supports a lean workflow enabled to produce reliable speedy processing of large datasets.