Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE)

Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE)

NGATE, an image processing innovation developed by BAE Systems, uses a hybrid matching process to create precise elevation data for 3-D terrain and surface models. Its unique combination of image matching techniques offer clear improvements over earlier digital photogrammetric mapping procedures for generating elevation data from imagery.

NGATE is particularly useful for mapping urban areas, large geographic landscapes, mountainous or rough terrain, and areas with little contrast, such as road surfaces on large scale imagery and vast deserts. It is extremely accurate when compared to other automated algorithms, can decrease manual editing time by more than 30%, and streamlines production workflows.

Please note: NGATE is not available for purchase as a separate module with SOCET GXP. In SOCET GXP v3.0+, both ATE and NGATE are included in the Automatic Terrain Generation (ATG) module.

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Module information: Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE)