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  • Predictive GCP tool
  • Additional GPU tie point detectors


November 26th, 2020 – v1.9.1 20201126

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  • Enhance GPU tie point generator, performance optimizations

November 4th, 2020 – v1.9.1 20201104

  • New tie point reduction algorithm. Useful for large datasets, imagery with large feature counts, or when using Brisk/Akaze/Multi-Scale TP.
    Algorithm filters and selects the best tie points based on score, limits tie points to a reasonable count per image pair. Speeds up large dataset processing.
  • Initial CUDA based tie-point detector and feature matching. Requires a NVIDIA GPU and driver >= 418.39 (beta), utilizes CPU and GPU CUDA cores.

    CUDA SDK: 10.1 (10.1.105) DRIVER >= 418.39
    NVIDIA GPU Archs: 30 35 37 50 52 60 61 70 75

October 26th, 2020 – v1.9 20201026

  • Fix for GCP processing in Stereo/Per Image Matching mode
  • UI and about dialog updates
  • Update to latest exiftool v12.06

April 1st, 2020 – v1.9 20200401

  • Contour shapefile is now 3D with elevation data at each vertex
  • Max flow DEM algorithm now default
  • Improved original DEM algorithm
  • UI improvements and updates
  • Dark UI theme
  • New per-image pair DEM processing algorithm
  • Processing optimizations
  • Improved orthomosaic creation for 3D model/mesh mode

color orthomosaic

Jan 21st, 2020 – v1.8 20200121

  • Add new imagery subset selection, quickly create a polygon AOI for processing or settings tests

color orthomosaic

Nov 28th, 2019 – v1.8 20191128

  • Add Polish EPSG reprojection support

Oct 28th, 2019 – v1.8 20191028

  • Automatically optimize DEM performance based on image count

Oct 23rd, 2019 – v1.8 20191023

  • Fixed tooltip bug and license display
  • Pre-generate 3 channel images (multi-threaded)
  • Add “GCP Tool” to Operations menu
  • New color preview orthomosaic for JPG imagery
  • Reduced redundant log output
  • Automatic pixel bit depth detection and processing “Settings” optimization
  • Fixed 16bit ortho rendering on map view
  • Remove local application settings on uninstall

color orthomosaic

Oct 16th, 2019 – v1.8 20191016

  • Increased Remote Expert image limit to 10000
  • Enhancements to DEM algorithms, performance and reduced memory usage (for large data sets)
  • Reduction of memory by 70% for multi-threaded Orthomosaic creation and Seamline feathering
  • Included license removal/cleaner
  • Bug fix to scale feathered ortho to point cloud properly
  • Enhancements to process MicaSense Altum Red, Green, Blue, NIR, RedEdge, Thermal stacked TIFs
  • Refactored code to run original Ortho module or improved Seamline feathering module (not both as previously done/see settings)

altum dem nir

Aug 19th, 2019 – v1.7 20190819

  • Additional bba/camera calibration attempt using 10 images to create frozen camera cal

July 12th, 2019 – v1.7 20190712

  • New image preview pane
  • Added functionality to enable/disable images via map click for QA/QC (red = disabled, don’t use in processing)

June 30th, 2019 – v1.6 20190630

  • New digital elevation model algorithm, noise reduction, smoothing option
  • MaxFlow/MinCut algorithm for DEM generation settings option

June 20th, 2019 – v1.6 20190620

  • Enforce “en-US” application wide culture settings
  • Initialize map with WGS84 projection at application start
  • Add a dependencies check, logging and alert if application problems detected
  • Additional logging enhancements

June 1st, 2019 – v1.6 20190606

  • Improved dji mavic air, mavic 2, mavic pro, spark processing
  • Attempt generation of orthomosaic from NADIR images in a Oblique+NADIR “3D Mode” collection (requires ‘Gimbal Pitch Degree’ EXIF tags)
  • New setting to override/force UTM projection zone
  • Allow UTM results to be re-projected into any valid UTM or SPCS Proj4 EPSG

May 21st, 2019 – v1.6 20190521

  • Remote Expert limit increased to 2000 images per mission
  • Rapid license is now 159$ per year, 250 images, all features enabled
  • Rapid allows free ‘Preview’ processing up to 250 images, no license required
  • Updated orthomosaic post-processing with 512×512 tiled output
  • UI enhancments and improvements
  • Additional speed and processing improvements
  • Paypal integration on license dialogs

May 7th, 2019 – v1.5 20190507

  • Add SIFT tie-point generator (patent expired)
  • Add functionality to detect problems in application settings and fix
  • Bug fix for NADIR + oblique processing missions

May 2nd, 2019 – v1.5 20190502

  • Fixed sensor management database issue
  • Reduced tile size on seamline ortho feathering (better for low memory usage)
  • Add additional fail safe camera calibration attempt for rolling shutter (E90, DJI Spark, etc)

April 24th, 2019 – v1.5 20190424

  • Secondary refined camera calibration in 3D model if first fails
  • Updated mesh normal generation
  • Attempts to fix rolling shutter issues

April 17th, 2019 – v1.5 20190417

  • Multi-user enabled, installs in ‘Program Files’ x64 windows
  • Fix / improve short path name generation
  • Secondary EXIF extraction routine if first fails
  • Various bug fixes and updates
  • Remove win32 OCX component in installer package

April 11th, 2019 – v1.5 20190411

  • Attempt second camera calibration and bundle block adjustment with Radial model if first attempt fails (Fraser model)
  • Fix an off-by-one pixel in Y on GCP marker tool
  • Added a new multi-scale tie-point generation routine
  • Adjusted / increased GCP report form size
  • Improved error checking and progress bar

April 4th, 2019 – v1.5 20190404

  • UI bug fix with processing tasks indicator
  • Fixed NODATA / black pixels issue in orthomosaic
  • UI improvements and enhancements
  • Progressbar bug fix

March 27th, 2019 – v1.5 20190327

  • PPK/RTK processing mode with embedded EXIF metadata (beta)
  • New tie-point detector – multi-threaded AKAZE (beta)
  • New tie-point detector – multi-threaded BRISK (beta)
  • UI improvements and enhancements
  • Various bug fixes
  • Ability to load 3D GCP in Lat/Long WGS84 projection (use DroneMapperGCP_3D_WGS84.txt)
  • Improved logging
  • New optimization and tie-point filtering option
  • New DEM algorithms, workflow and quality improvements
  • Processing speed improvements
  • Tooltips in settings form

February 26th, 2019 – v1.4 20190226

  • Add initial bundle block adjustment log output
  • Cleaned up log file outputs
  • Add feature to alert user if sensor needs to be added to database
  • Bug fix for mask tool
  • Default to bing base layer if internet detected, no base layer if no internet connection
  • Fixed normal generation/orientation on textured mesh
  • Set MyComputer as root folder for open folder dialog

February 18th, 2019 – v1.4 20190218

  • 1500 images max for Remote Expert
  • Multispectral TIF processing (RGBN/RGB+nNumberOfChannels)
  • TIF image support (8bit/16bit)
  • Rename .DIS (disabled images on program exit)
  • Additional testing and optimizations of AMD processors
  • UI enhancements

November 20th, 2018 – v1.3 20181120

  • New orthomosaic functionality, multi-threading (BETA)
  • Orthomosaic seamline feathering (BETA)
  • Alternate initial tie-point computation by image center distance to neighbors
  • Added functionality to compute DEM / Ortho at native resolution
  • Various bug fixes and API updates
  • UI improvements and updates
  • New real-time API log viewer window
  • Updated/improved 3D textured mesh creation
  • Improvements/simplification of mask creation tool
  • Generate undistorted TIF images based on aerial triangulation results
  • Process stereo pairs/epipolar imagery
  • Allow RAPID users dense processing mode (4x native DEM) and 2x native ortho options
  • Allow RAPID users ability to radiometric blend ortho tiles/seamlines
  • Deprecated REMOTE version
  • Updated processing form icons
  • Fixed GSD reporting truncation issue
  • Updated UI layout
  • Updated UI components/icons

March 23rd, 2018 – v1.1 20180323

  • Improved Oblique processing and georeferenced 3D model generation
  • Implemented new high resolution georeferenced textured mesh creation
  • 3D model and Oblique processing routines no longer BETA
  • UI improvements
  • Additional testing on older Windows versions, small bug fixes
  • Code cleanup and optimizations
  • Improved mask selection tool for 3D model / Oblique processing
  • Remove CPU / RAM indicators on processing tab

March 5th, 2018 – v1.1 20180305

  • Faster Orthomosaic blending and generation (>2x speed/performance improvements)
  • Additional improvements to Orthomosaic radiometeric blending / equalization
  • Refinements to DEM algorithm to improve complex terrain structure and generation
  • Small UI tweaks and improvements

February 13th, 2018 – v1.0 20180213

  • Fix for language/number format bug during DEM construction

January 26th, 2018 – v1.0 20180126

  • Increased GCP to image distance relation to a maximum of 5000 meters
  • Updated DroneMapper branding and logos

December 5th, 2017 – v1.0 20171205-930

  • Volume calculations, cut/fill, surface plane, pile volume (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • Improved Digital Elevation Model (DEM) rendering with hillshade layer
  • Added ability to load previously processed DEM, Orthomosaic layers for post-processing functions
  • UI improvements and updates
  • Raster (DEM, Orthomosaic) clipping, exporting/save (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • AOI (Area of Interest) creation for clipping, volume calculation functionality (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • Algorithm improvements and tweaks
  • Elevation value of current pixel if DEM layer is loaded

November 13th, 2017 – v1.0 20171113-910

  • Contour generation and simplification (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • KMZ generation and scaling
  • GCP accuracy report function, GCP visualization, Z RMSE calculations (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • UI improvements and minor bug fixes
  • Updated & improved DEM processing algorithm
  • Updated & improved GCP alignment algorithm
  • Additional Orthomosaic blending

October 25th, 2017 – v0.9 b20171025-875 x64

  • Additional error checking and recommended actions for Step 1 / Preview processing failure
  • Software testing with Windows 8
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Generate imagery processing log file in Reports directory
  • Fix for malformed lines in 3D GCP text file input, better error/format checking

October 5th, 2017 – v0.9 b20171005-870 x64

  • Automatically create .KMZ super overlay of Orthomosaic. WGS84 Lat/Lon projection
  • Software testing with Windows 7 Professional

October 3rd, 2017 – v0.8 b20171003-860 x64

  • Allow loading of .jpeg and .JPEG files

September 26th, 2017 – v0.8 b20170926-855 x64

  • Enhanced error checking and recommended actions for Step 1 / Preview processing failure

August 29th, 2017 – v0.8 b20170829-842 x64

  • RAPID for DJI deprecated. RAPID now processes up to 150 images from any UAV platform or camera sensor.
  • Enabled camera/sensor manager for RAPID

July 27th, 2017 – v0.8 b20170727-825 x64

  • 64-bit only build, UI components
  • Fatal error resolution on 64-bit only platforms
  • Bug fixes

July 21st, 2017 – v0.8 b20170723-815

  • BETA – Oblique imagery processing, textured mesh 3D model generation (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • BETA – New mask creation tool for oblique / 3d model processing (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • Creation of DrnMppr-Error.log file in application root
  • Bug fix for Sensor/Camera manager
  • Improved processing algorithms
  • Improved alignment stage
  • Application testing with Windows 10 Creators Update
  • UI updates

April 13th, 2017 – v0.7 b20170413-735

  • Added functionality to export .txt file(s) containing Omega, Phi, Kappa, X, Y, Z orientation (relative and world positions)
  • Overnight mode, run all processing steps automatically
  • Various UI tweaks and bug fixes
  • Increased free DJI processing limit to a maximum of 150 images

February 12th, 2017 – v0.7 b20170212-712

  • Add NDVI generation option, creates ENDVI and NDVI from NIR orthomosaic (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • Add image EXIF pre-processor, metadata generator
  • Additional, improved blending for orthomosaic (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • Improved UI feedback from backend API, display dm3d current task count/status
  • Improved logging
  • Processing speed improvements
  • Fixed bug with DEM scaling and certain AGL EXIF tagged data collections

February 3rd, 2017 – v0.6 b20170203-667

  • Improved EXIF checks, remove ExposureTime and FocalLength requirement
  • Improved alignment algorithm, image filtering and feature detection
  • Add DSM/hillshade generation option, creates gray scale DSM render from DEM (EXPERT only)
  • Add support for FLIR Vue Pro thermal cameras (JPGs)
  • Preserve ortho preview / geo-reference results, no need to re-run once completed
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and UI improvements
  • Improved logging
  • Update vc_redist.x64.exe to 14.0.24215.1, installer improvements

December 25th, 2016 – v0.5 b20161225-495

  • New camera/sensor manager
  • Allow up to 100 images in RAPID for DJI
  • UI bug fixes and improvements
  • Enabled experimental multi-threaded image alignment (REMOTE, EXPERT only)

December 15th, 2016 – v0.4.6 b20161215-456

  • Updated installation location
  • 64-bit OS checks, application will execute only on x64
  • UI nomenclature change, About dialog update
  • Improved logging
  • Disable power save/sleep mode during processing
  • vc_redist.x64.exe added to installation bundle

December 13th, 2016 – v0.4.5 b20161213-427

  • 64-bit binary optimization, AMD and Intel compatible (INTEL64 optimized, AMD slower)
  • UI improvement and nomenclature change
  • Fixed issue with admin user, installation user and white space

December 10th, 2016 – v0.4.5 b20161210-412

  • Additional temporary file cleanup
  • Fixed issues with application and non-English language
  • Improved potential error messages when loading JPGs
  • Small UI and menu nomenclature changes
  • Fixed globalization issue, double parsing to support “,” or “.”
  • 64-bit vs 32-bit pointer size fix, bitmap thumbnail creation

December 7th, 2016 – v0.4.5 b20161207-387

  • Initial version of beta software release

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