Getmapping Reveals New ‘AZICAM' Oblique Camera System
Getmapping has released details of its new 'AZICAM' oblique camera system. The system is used to capture sharp full colour oblique digital images of towns and cities. When combined with traditional vertical imagery and desktop software users have a rich multidimensional viewing environment, that can be explored, measured and even exported for use in presentations or as building blocks for full 3D modelling.
Getmapping are providing an all in one service to capture, process and supply imagery and software.
Developed over the last two years in close collaboration with Bath Spa University the Azicam takes a radical approach to oblique image capture. Instead of a normal four camera array used to take North, South, East and West (90°) orientations, the Azicam is a single medium format digital camera mounted on a rotating plate or 'spinner' driven by a precise friction motor to orient the camera for each shot. Navigational and recording GPS ensures accurate geo-location.
The Azicam system has several advantages. Using a single higher resolution camera delivers a wider area of coverage, better image quality and costs less to calibrate and maintain. The whole system will fit in an aircraft already configured for a single vertical camera installation.
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