Klau Geomatics, industry leader in PPK direct georeferencing technology, announced today their new No-Base-Station high accuracy georeferencing solution for UAVs.
This revolutionary new solution is the result of close collaboration between Klau Geomatics and Hexagon Geospatial Smartnet engineers that enables users to conduct UAV surveying projects without running a local GPS receiver, producing outstanding, high accuracy 3D survey data.
“In addition to accuracy, which is the most important feature of our georeferencing solution, is the simplified and efficient workflow. Users don’t need any survey equipment to place GCPs or even a local base station for their PPK. They can collect precise geo-referenced drone data and even capture ground check points just using their drone” says Adam Chabok, technical director of Klau Geomatics. “With the unique, simplified plug and play payload, the system can be easily attached to any drone or manned aircraft.”
“We are very pleased to work with Adam and Rob at Klau Geomatics”, said Markus Roland systems engineer of Hexagon Geospatial. “This is a very powerful application of our technology”.
Simplified high precision UAV surveying
Klau Geomatics Pty Ltd was founded in 2008 by experienced survey engineers with decades of knowledge in GPS systems, surveying, geodesy, photogrammetry and geospatial platform development. The KlauPPK georeferencing system was introduced in 2015 and has continued to advance with innovative product developments. The No-Base-Station solution is an outstanding example that enables any drone carrying the KlauPPK system to collect and deliver highly accurate mapping data. Within 10 minutes of landing the GPS correction data is available via the KlauPPK post processing software, to geo-tag photos in any local or global coordinate system.
More efficient and productive mapping
With the Klau PPK direct georeferencing system, UAVs can cover a larger area in a single flight by reducing the side overlap down to 40%. With the pre-calibrated cameras that come as part of the PPK package for DJI drones, data processing takes significantly less time. Photogrammetry processing software is given accurate camera calibration, position and attitude data to accelerate the aerial triangulation process, to achieve better results, much faster, with less photos.
Local site coordinates system and datum support
Construction and mine sites often use customized local coordinate systems and datums. Data produced by a typical drone needs to be transformed to the local site frame of reference to be useful. This process is managed in the KlauPPK solution to allow users to collect accurate aerial data in any local or global coordinate system without external coordinate conversion software. KlauPPK enabled drones can be used to collect ground control points, similar to a survey grade GPS receiver, and automatically calibrate to the local site frame of reference.
Compatibility and availability
The KlauPPK solution is compatible with most DJI drones or other fixed wing, multirotor and custom drones or manned aircraft. Hundreds of professionals worldwide have successfully adopted this technology in their workflows with exceptional accuracy, reliability and efficiency. The No-Base-Station solution is currently available in Australia and will soon be deployed in North America and Europe.