An eagle flies with us...
After we acquired a new Cessna C208 two years ago, we can deploy two more new sensors in our 3D mapping projects this year:
Since the beginning of 2019, we have an Eagle Mark1 digital camera from Vexcel at our disposal. It features a sensor that is 30% larger with smaller pixel size than our proven UCXp. Due to these specifications, the EM1 can fly higher with the same required ground pixel resolution, which results in a 15% shorter flight time and a 25% lower number of images.
With three lenses of different focal lengths (f=80 mm, 100 mm and 210 mm) the camera can also be adapted and optimized for different requirements and specifications. An example shows the advantage of different focal lengths: With the 100 mm lens, a flight altitude of 960 m above ground results in a ground resolution of 5 cm. With the 210 mm lens, we can fly at 2'000 m. This means that the camera can also be used in critical regions with restrictive flight safety requirements (e.g. airports).
From spring 2019, we will also have available another airborne laser scanner: the RIEGL VQ-780i. This efficient laser scanner is characterized in particular by high pulse rates of 1 MHz (i.e. 1 million measurements per second!) and can be used at different altitudes. It is therefore ideally suited for the acquisition of topographically demanding regions and allows a significant increase in the acquisition efficiency of high point densities. Based on an example, this means that at an altitude of 1'000 m and an airspeed of 240 km/h, 8-9 points/m2 can be captured with the new laser scanner. This is up to 3x as many points as with the Trimble AX60 laser scanner, which has been the mainstay of our laser scanner fleet since 2014.
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Repeated Imgaging Success in Schiphol
For the fourth time BSF Swissphoto has taken aerial images with a resolution of 4 cm at Schiphol Airport and its surroundings. Schiphol is one of the busiest airports in Europe.
16. 06. 2020
SwissMonitor and Terradata together into the future!
The engineering surveying division of BSF Swissphoto and its "SwissMonitor" business merges with Terradata.
29. 05. 2020
Successful spring season despite Corona!
Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the associated governmental regulations, our flight operations were extremely successful in current spring flight season 2020.
27. 04. 2020
News paper publication
Well, who's flying...?
"Well, who's flying?"... this question is the beginning of a newspaper article published today in the Bergedorfer Zeitung about our aerial photo flights over the city of Hamburg.
16. 04. 2020
Our employees ensure safety: while a team is on the road in the United Arab Emirates, their colleague enjoys the wonderful view of the Matterhorn at work!
16. 01. 2020
EAASI Summit in Brüssel
The first EAASI conference of took place in Brussels from 3 to 5 December.
08. 01. 2020