Klau Geomatics, an innovative Australian technology company, enables UAV operators to produce highly accurate maps and models with its plug-and-play PPK positioning system.
The system can be configured for most cameras and platforms, manned or UAV, with custom mounts and connectors for a simple installation.
The PPK system has compact, easy to install hardware with simple yet sophisticated software. This produces precise photo-center coordinates of up to 3cm accuracy, creating hundreds of high-precision control points spread evenly over the project area, no matter how large. The system comes with powerful PPK post processing software for geotagging photos with accurate coordinates in custom datums.
The Klau PPK plugs straight in to most systems, including:
- Aerial cameras from Hasselblad and Phase One in UAVs and manned aircraft
- DSLR cameras with a flash hotshoe or PC output, including Sony, Nikon, Canon and others on any aerial platform; drone or manned aircraft
- Smaller format cameras with a flash output
- DJI systems with non-DSLR cameras. Currently supporting the Matrice100/X3 and expanding to X5, Inspire and other DJI systems
- Manned aircraft, fixed wing UAVs and multirotor UAVs
Klau Geomatics continues to expand the list of compatible UAVs/Cameras with a new PPK system for the DJI Matrice100. Support for other DJI models will be added progressively in the near future. The DJI implementation continues from the success of the system in enabling a wide variety of manned aircraft and drones to become precise survey grade mapping machines, including UAVs from Asctec, Microdrone, Mavinci, Event38 and custom builders.
Here is what Gavin Docherty, UAS Manager at Position Partners (http://positionpartners.com.au), has to say about the product: “Not only does the Klau Geomatics PPK save our customers time and money eliminating the need to access an entire site to place GCPs, it also produces results that are far more robust and reliable on every point of the processed model”.
Klau Geomatics uses high-spec Novatel GNSS boards, typically found in military drones and manned aircraft. “We’ve successfully achieved our goal of producing the highest quality, plug and play PPK system, hardware and software, to enable precise, reliable and accurate mapping. If required, the Klau Geomatics expert team is there to support our clients with custom integration and photogrammetric processing”, said Rob Klau, Director of the company.
Find out more about Klau Geomatics PPK and how it can help your business at www.geomatics.com.au and contact the Klau Geomatics team, firstname.lastname@example.org, for your off the shelf or customized precise mapping solution.