The Australian Department of Defence has strengthened its ability to obtain wide-area aerial imagery with high-level accuracy, giving the country’s Army survey group a digital edge for obtaining and converting aerial information into geospatial products. From 11-16 February, at the 2003 Australian International Air Show, the Defence project team will demonstrate the beginning (obtaining aerial photography) to end (processing data into other software) workflow of the Leica ADS40 as it quickly merges photogrammetric accuracy with image analysis and interpretation.
Leica Geosystems’ ADS40 is an all-digital aerial sensor that requires no chemical film processing or scanning. Users can simply collect aerial imagery and return from a flight mission ready to process and archive their digital data. Its innovative three-line scanner principle (capturing imagery looking forwards, backwards and downwards from an aircraft) provides wide area coverage, and, aided by four multispectral lines, simultaneously captures multispectral data. The ADS40’s advanced features and design deliver superior photogrammetric accuracy and coverage.
With the recent Leica ADS40 purchase, the Australian Department of Defence now has access to true Rapid Response Mapping (providing military maps within a short time periods, such as days or hours), an advantage that, until now, wasn’t possible with standard film-based aerial cameras.