SOCET SET

November 2012 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5

A new SOCET SET v5.5.0.201209.1.1 EXPORT patch is available on the
BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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November 2012 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.6

A new SOCET SET v5.6.0.201209.1.1 EXPORT patch is available on the
BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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April 2012 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5

A new SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch has been added to the BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

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December 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch

A new SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch has been added to the BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

Click here to download.

The following list includes new items in the cumulative 201111.1 EXPORT patch:

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December 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.6 EXPORT patch

A new SOCET SET v5.6 EXPORT patch has been added to the BAE Systems GXP Customer Portal.

Click here to download.

Highlights from the 201111.3 patch:

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September 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch 201108.1 released on 8/8/2011

The following list includes new items in the cumulative 201108.1 EXPORT patch:

  • GXP00027605: Corrected two issues recently discovered in the AC18 SML code on (1) FAA Threshold Distance (2) AC18 Missed Approach Surfaces
  • GXP00029767: Fixed dev_kit project file save when UTM zone is less than 10
  • GXP00030549: SOCET for ArcGIS – Fixed a small shift problem when accepting a feature after using the 3-D snap with ArcMap tools

To ensure that all software transactions are secure, BAE Systems has implemented a new system for accessing SOCET SET software and patches. A username and password are now required. Visit the GXP website support pages for details.

September 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.6 EXPORT patch 201107.3 released on 8/10/2011

The following list includes new items in the cumulative 201107.3 EXPORT patch:

  • GXP00026684: Changed CIB-like generation to create accuracies from 2-D data, eliminating need for stereo mate selection
  • GXP00026689: Added capability to generate CIB-like products without CADRG
  • GXP00026837: Fixed generation failure with Lunar data
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September 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

Delivering ORIMA support files to SOCET SET v5.5 and v5.6

If ORIMA-SOCET SET release 10 or release 11 has been used to perform the aerotriangulation adjustment with SOCET SET, and the SOCET SET project files are to be used on another system, the “libSSFrameORIMA_pluginSM.dll” file also should be copied into the SOCET SET “…\lib\smplugins” directory on the target system. This plugin DLL is included with the ORIMA setup application and can be delivered with the ORIMA-created support files.

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September 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

Using ADS imagery with SOCET SET

Before ADS imagery can be used with SOCET SET, it must be determined if the support files were created by the Leica GPro/XPro processing software, or if they were created through the SOCET SET image import process.

Open an ADS support file with a text editor and note if the “SENSOR_TYPE” is “ADS” or “ADS40.” Support files containing the BAE Systems “ADS40” sensor model can be used directly after updating a few directory path locations.

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June 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.6 supports Esri ArcGIS 10

The forthcoming SOCET SET v5.6.0 release supports Esri ArcGIS 10, including improved performance, support for geodatabase subtypes and auto-attribution improvements. The release fully supports the Windows 7 operating system.

Features collected in SOCET SET v5.6 with ArcMap 10

This screenshot displays features collected in SOCET SET v5.6 with ArcMap 10. SOCET for ArcGIS symbolizes features to make it easy for analysts to quickly scan an image and identify features based on attributes. Symbols were created for different building types in the image, and each color represents a unique attribute in the image. Government buildings are green, houses are red, tourist destinations are blue, roads are orange and bridges are yellow. Worldview-2 image courtesy of DigitalGlobe.

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June 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

A new SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch has been added to the BAE Systems GXP FTP site.

The following list includes new items in the cumulative 201104 EXPORT patch:

  • GXP00024032 Manual select of ISOURCE required for DPPDB
  • GXP00025455 Add new ClearFlite ICAO Area 2 surface specifications
  • GXP00025606 Fix bug introduced into nextview_join utility program in March 2011 patch
  • GXP00025761 Fix invalid ClearFlite end point setup
  • GXP00025784 Problem with between-stereo model shear values not being populated when running Import Geopositioning Job
  • GXP00025872 Add FAA A18_P10.SRP surface file to ClearFlite
  • GXP00025893 Make sure the patch install clearly identifies itself as a patch
  • GXP00022637 Update installers to take advantage of new InstallAnywhere 2010 features
  • GXP00022790 Unable to open chip in FalconView due to missing IGEOLO fields
  • GXP00023827 Update CIB version history from hard drive rather than media
  • XP00023946 Square After Accept drawing not working properly when using Measure HGT/Zxx preference in SFA
  • GXP00024031 DPPDB Hardcopy Manifest needs correct Security Classification Authority
  • GXP00024032 Manual select of ISOURCE required for DPPDB
  • GXP00024034 DPPDB diagnostic/shear points for commercial imagery not oriented properly
  • GXP00024540 ClearFlite Crash on F-77 Surfaces
  • GXP00024552 NGATE fails to generate DTM from images with very different GSD
  • GXP00024677 Add missing ClearFlite FAA files
  • GXP00024829 Licensing performance fixes
  • GXP00024847 NGATE ocean enhancement with WorldView2 images
  • GXP00024924 Fix Mosaic crash with COWI TIN terrain file
  • XP00024931 Fix Flicker Images crash on Windows
  • GXP00024945 Specifiable constant height for area_matcher
  • GXP00025067 Make incompatible patch changes to NCDRD sensor model compatible
  • GXP00025144 SFA — fix for multipart features
  • GXP00025157 nextview_join not recognizing overlapping segments
  • GXP00025326 patch installer using the wrong license agreement
  • GXP00025327 Generation of DPPDB-like product without CADRG raster graphic
  • XP00025464 Fix patch installer web page
  • GXP00025699 Fix build of socet_arcmap on Windows 7

More info: http://www.socetgxp.com/content/category/support/software-patch-updates

March 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

The future of SOCET SET is here

The future of SOCET SET is here.

Frame import and triangulation.

Frame import and triangulation.

Take another look.

Many SOCET SET workflows are now available in SOCET GXP. With the addition of frame import and advanced-frame sensor modeling, NGATE, terrain analysis, terrain editing and advanced imagery analysis, SOCET SET customers can now transition their workflows to SOCET GXP and experience the power of eXtreme Analysis.

SOCET GXP v3.2 now includes:

Frame import

Work with an unprecedented number of sources to import scanned film and digital imagery along with interior and exterior orientation metadata for frame cameras.

Frame triangulation

Adjust up to 43 parameters with the Frame-Advanced sensor model triangulation workflow, including constraints for IMU/GPS strips and block parameters.

Terrain analysis

Registration, comparison, quality statistics and volumetric measurements offer advanced analysis for surface and terrain models.

Hyperspectral and multispectral image processing

Advanced image processing algorithms assist with change detection, supervised and unsupervised classification, trend analysis and tracking patterns of activity over time.

Coming soon in SOCET GXP v4.0

  • New advanced drawing toolbox
  • 3-D model templates for building types
  • 3-D model library
  • Advanced snapping, trim/extend, union/intersection and complex features
  • Automatic 3-D object extraction for buildings and trees
  • Texture 3-D features and display in 3-D viewer
  • Import and export 3-D models
  • TIN
  • Point clouds
  • Advanced terrain analysis and editing
  • GXP Xplorer integration

Join us for the 2011 GXP User Conference in September to experience these capabilities and more in SOCET GXP v4.0.
www.gxpuserconference.com

Participate in a free SOCET GXP: Photogrammetric workflows training class in your area — an ideal way to gain hands-on experience. Learn more: www.socetgxp.com/training

March 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

Cumulative SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch 201101 list

  • GXP00021566: Updated ClearFlite Surface Model Library based on August 2010 SML from NOAA
  • GXP00021858: Fixed viewport color glitch
  • GXP00021901: Fix for frame import with UltraCam imagery
  • GXP00023462: Fix for Review Edit DPPDB Segments to resolve bug with corruption of accuracy files when segments edited
  • GXP00023551: Removed unnecessary reading of image request files during initialization of DPPDB-like generation
  • GXP00024055: Fix to modify NextView icov file as part of running nextview_join utility program
  • GXP00024363: Fixed bug with multiple external rectangle IDs in task_mbrs.fps file when running Stereo Model Generation

More info: http://www.socetgxp.com/content/category/support/software-patch-updates

March 2011 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.6 coming soon!

SOCET SET v5.6 includes the following updates:

  • Support for Esri ArcGIS 10 when using the SOCET for AcrGIS module
  • Enhancements and bug fixes integrated as patches in SOCET GXP v5.5 following the June 2009 release
  • Support for numerous sensor models and the EGM2008 geoid, provided as patches to SOCET SET v5.5. Sensors and geoid rolled into SOCET SET v5.6 include:
    • ALOS (PULSAR, PRISM, AVNIR 2)
    • RapidEye
    • Aster
    • Kompsat-2
    • WorldView-2
    • GeoEye-1
    • CSM sensor model support
    • EGM2008

December 2010 | SOCET SET | Software update

Highlights from the cumulative SOCET SET v5.5 550.20101 EXPORT patch

  • GXP00016674: Compute updated Exterior Orientation parameters
  • GXP00019035: Feature Extraction not selecting all features
  • GXP00021213: Fixed some ITE issues with TIN Edit mode for Grid DTMs
  • GXP00021449: Fixed TIN breakline editing corruption and memory usage
  • GXP00021536: SOCET for ArcGIS now supports definition queries and multiple layers with the same name
  • GXP00021720: Fixed NGATE when using the low-signal power strategy
  • GXP00021738: Speed up for mosaic with JPEG 2000 input
  • GXP00021864: Fixed memory consumption for LIDAR LAS import when generating intensity ortho images
  • GXP00021974: Fixed various issues with using CAS files with DTM Feature Merge

DataThruWay and SOCET SET DOMESTIC patches are now combined in a single classified installation, and must be shipped to customers.

To request the latest classified SOCET SET and DataThruWay patch, please complete the online form: www.socetgxp.com/content/support/request-media

If you have further question regarding patches, please feel free to contact a customer support representative: vipsupport@baesystems.com

FTP site access

To ensure that all software transactions are secure, BAE Systems implemented a new system for accessing SOCET GXP software and patches. A username and password are now required. For a comprehensive list of all patch line items and instructions on how to access the patches from the GXP FTP site, visit our Web site:
http://www.socetgxp.com/content/category/support/software-patch-updates

September 2010 | SOCET SET | Software update

Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE) enhancements for low-contrast imagery

SOCET GXP Jump to Coordinate tool

Original low-contrast strategy (left) versus new low-contrast strategy (right)

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.

The following NGATE enhancements for low-contrast imagery were patched into SOCET SET v5.5, and will be available in SOCET GXP v3.2.

NGATE enhancements for low-contrast strategy

  • In extreme low-contrast imagery of snow-covered areas, desert areas, and even swamps, NGATE may have difficulty matching sufficient pixels to form an accurate DSM
  • The same is true for featureless rooftops
  • Added new logic for better matching with low-contrast imagery
  • Quick way to test if image is low contrast is by pressing the Auto Brightness and Contrast button in SOCET SET; if stereo viewing is low quality before turning this on, but high quality after turning it on, the new logic in NGATE can do remarkably better

Limitations of the stretching process in low-contrast strategy

  • Signal-to-noise ratio has to be good
  • There is a problem if the image contains areas of low and high contrast — it does damage in areas of high contrast — NGATE runs matching in both (with and without image stretching) and combines the results; it runs on the stretched and original images

Sample images provided by Norwegian Polar Institute show snow-covered imagery

  • Snow-covered stereo pairs of Svalbard archipelago in Norway
  • High-resolution, 16-bit digital UltraCam-X image data
  • Examples show improved correlation accuracy after using the new low-contrast strategy

September 2010 | SOCET SET | Software update

A new SOCET SET and DataThruWay version v5.5 patch is available

The following list includes new items in the cumulative 201009 patch:

  • GXP00019035 – Feature Extraction not selecting all features
  • GXP00021131 – Fix miscellaneous memory problems in various SOCET SET libraries and applications
  • GXP00021237 – Add menu selection for Import Geopositioning Job to Export release
  • GXP00021238 – Fix for hang and crash of Import Geopositioning Job when used with DPPDB-like production
  • GXP00021252 – Fix for Import Geopositioning Job for CIB-like case to force stereo mate selection before starting import
  • GXP00021359 – Fix one pixel discrepancy in SMF support files (DataThruWay only)

DataThruWay and SOCET SET DOMESTIC patches are now combined in a single classified installation, and must be shipped to customers.

To request the latest classified SOCET SET and DataThruWay patch, please complete the online form: www.socetgxp.com/content/support/request-media

If you have any further question please feel free to contact customer support:
vipsupport@baesystems.com.

September 2010 | SOCET SET | Software update

A new SOCET SET v5.5 EXPORT patch has been added to the BAE Systems GXP FTP site

The following list includes new items in the cumulative 201009 EXPORT patch:

  • GXP00019035 Feature Extraction not selecting all features
  • GXP00021131 Fix miscellaneous memory problems in various SOCET SET libraries and applications
  • GXP00021237 Add menu selection for Import Geopositioning Job to Export release
  • GXP00021238 Fix for hang and crash of Import Geopositioning Job when used with DPPDB-like production
  • GXP00021252 Fix for Import Geopositioning Job for CIB-like case to force stereo mate selection before starting import

FTP site access

To ensure that all software transactions are secure, BAE Systems has implemented a new system for accessing SOCET GXP software and patches. A username and password are now required. For a comprehensive list of all patch line items and instructions on how to access the patches from the GXP FTP site, visit our Web site:

http://www.socetgxp.com/content/category/support/software-patch-updates

June 2010 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5.0 supports new Earth Gravitational Model 2008

The Earth Gravitational Model 2008 (EGM2008), developed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has been released. The model provides worldwide coverage of gravity data at 5’x5’ mean resolution with geoid accuracy of 15cm.

EGM2008 is constructed from a combination of GRACE satellite data, topographic data, altimetry on sea, and gravity observations on land areas. EGM2008 is developed up to degree/order 2160 with some additional terms up to degree/order 2190.The EGM2008 model coefficients and related products are freely available from the following Web site:
http://earth-info.nima.mil/GandG/wgs84/gravitymod/egm2008/index.html

SOCET SET v5.5.0 supports the EGM2008 model using USG supplied grids of pre-computed geoid undulations at 1×1-minute resolution. The grid files translated into SOCET SET terrain file format are available for download from the GXP FTP site. Please contact your GXP customer support representative for instructions.

March 2010 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET® v5.5

Enhancements patched into SOCET SET® v5.5 include new strategies and algorithms in the Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE) module for image-matching from radar imagery.

An additional NGATE enhancement results in low-contrast electro-optical imagery such as deserts and glaciers. In some instances, customers have reported an increase in successful NGATE results of more than twice those achieved prior to implementing the enhancements.

In addition, SOCET SET now provides an import for the LIDAR data standard file format, LAS, versions 1.1 and 1.2. Previously, SOCET SET only imported LAS version 1.0.

Images courtesy of the Norwegian Polar Institute

The Norwegian Polar Institute studies climate change in the polar regions. In the two images shown, scientists used NGATE to create digital terrain models from high-resolution 16-bit UltraCamX data of Svalbard, Norway. The image on the left shows an NGATE digital terrain model correlated using former NGATE methodologies. The image on the right shows the results achieved after enhancements were implemented. The NGATE improvements pick up additional details in areas of low contrast to provide more accurate results. NGATE offers an efficient way to process image data of large polar ice regions with little contrast.

December 2009 | SOCET SET | Software update

The future of SOCET SET®

IA + GA = XA

SOCET SET® users can learn how to perform their current SOCET SET workflows in SOCET GXP®. We encourage current SOCET SET customers to attend free training classes at our regional training centers to see how SOCET GXP automates geospatial production workflows. Many complex photogrammetric processes such as aspect and slope analysis, terrain profiling, line-of-sight analysis, and creating seamlines (see example below) are automated in SOCET GXP, which is designed to simplify workflows. The three-day, hands-on SOCET GXP for the geospatial analyst course offers a comprehensive overview of SOCET GXP’s geospatial production tools, including triangulating images to improve geospatial accuracy, creating and editing terrain files and updating geodatabases with 2-D and 3-D features.

Creating and reshaping seamlines in SOCET GXP

The process for creating and reshaping seamlines is streamlined in SOCET GXP.

  1. Right-click on a vertex and select Reshape a segment.
  2. The cursor changed to Rubber Band mode.
  3. Click on the vertex to finish the reshape graphic. The seamline is highlighted. Shift the cursor over the two segments to choose the polygon to which you wish to add your reshaped segment.
  4. Right-click and select Finish Graphic.
Right-click on a vertex and select Reshape a segment.

Right-click on a vertex and select Reshape a segment.

The cursor changed to Rubber Band mode.

The cursor changed to Rubber Band mode.

Click on the vertex to finish the reshape graphic. The seamline is highlighted. Shoft the cursor over the two segments to choose the polygon to which you wish to add your reshaped segment.

Click on the vertex to finish the reshape graphic. The seamline is highlighted. Shift the cursor over the two segments to choose the polygon to which you wish to add your reshaped segment.

Right-click and select Finish Graphic.

Right-click and select Finish Graphic.

In SOCET GXP, Seamline Edit does not have its own window; it is an extension of the Workspace Manager and Multiport and automatically enables special editing functions in the Multiport.

  • The images above are orthorectified on-the-fly and mosaicked to show the mosaicking as accurately as possible.
  • Editing functions are: add vertex, delete vertex, move vertex, reshape segment, delete polygon, and select image.
  • The Multiport supports dynamic image rendering during polygon editing. Therefore, as any vertex is moved or created, the image related to the polygons is redrawn.
  • To save, right-click the seamline file in the Workspace Manager and select Save.

With the addition of the Microsoft® Office Fluent user interface, which features the customizable Ribbon, SOCET GXP streamlines product creation. Frequently used features can be added to the customizable Quick Access Toolbar and traditional menus and toolbars are replaced with tabs that display commands relevant to each task. Contextual tabs appear only when needed, revealing expanded capabilities and advanced functionality — features are never turned off or hidden by default. In addition, complex algorithms are executed behind the scenes.

SOCET SET end users can experiment with demo versions of SOCET GXP in their unique work environments and work with BAE Systems to communicate the photogrammetric processes they would like to see in future versions of SOCET GXP. In addition, to assist in making a smooth transition from SOCET SET to SOCET GXP, all SOCET SET customers with current upgrade entitlement are eligible to receive a free six-month SOCET GXP evaluation license that can be run in parallel with SOCET SET.

SOCET SET licenses can be converted to equivalent functionality in SOCET GXP.

October 2009 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.5 is available now

SOCET SET v.5.5 is available now

Highlights include:

  • New satellite sensor models: Cosmo-Skymed, TerraSAR-X, RADARSAT-2, EROS-B, FORMOSAT-2
  • New frame sensor model, including 43 parameters for self-calibration and expanded exterior orientation
  • NGATE: simultaneous bare-earth terrain-model and surface-model generation as part of the same automated extraction
  • Precise high-resolution surface models of urban environments — even in urban canyons
  • New enhanced tools for automatic filtering of trees and buildings from the surface model

Download the SOCET SET v5.5 Release enhancements brochure.

June 2009 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET® v5.5 release features the highly anticipated Frame-Advanced sensor model

New Frame-Advanced sensor model

The Frame-Advanced sensor model replaces the existing Frame sensor model in its entirety. It allows exterior orientation data produced by third-party triangulation packages to be imported into coordinate systems that are not local space rectangular. The new sensor model contains 43 adjustable parameters, compared to 18 from the previous Frame sensor model. Therefore, certain types of frame cameras can be modeled more authentically, resulting in more-accurate triangulation. The new sensor model allows for self-calibration of the physical parameters and can correct for IMU boresight misalignment and GPS antenna offset.

The process of importing images for the new Frame-Advanced sensor model is exactly the same as the previous Frame sensor model, including the use of the Frame import button. All previous import file formats for the Frame sensor model are still supported, except for the SOCET SET GPS file format, which was substantially modified.

New satellite sensor models

  • ALOS AVNIR
  • ALOS PALSAR
  • ASTER
  • COSMO-SkyMed
  • EROS-B
  • FORMOSAT-2
  • RADARSAT-2
  • TerraSAR-X
  • GeoEye®-1
  • WorldView-1

SOCET SET® v5.5 overview

  • Supports SOCET GXP® v3.1
  • Build environment: Microsoft® Visual Studio 2008
  • Sun® Microsystems® Sparc Solaris™ 10 support
  • Microsoft® Vista and XP 32/64 support
  • Applanix DSS 439 digital frame camera
  • New Frame-Advanced sensor model
  • Numerous new satellite sensor models
  • Simultaneous generation of digital terrain and surface models
  • Supports Leica USB TopoMouse™, USB Stealth mouse with joystick, and ITAC Systems’ evolution Mouse-Trak™ trackball

Access the complete list of SOCET SET v5.5 release enhancements:
www.socetgxp.com/docs/products/socetset/socetset5-5_release_enhancements.pdf

 

SOCET SET v5.5 features new enhancements to NGATE including automatic extraction of a digital elevation model (DEM), digital terrain model (DTM), or both.

SOCET SET v5.5 features new enhancements to NGATE including automatic extraction of a digital elevation model (DEM), digital terrain model (DTM), or both.

Automated terrain generation in SOCET SET v5.5

SOCET SET® provides two options for automated terrain generation — the Automatic Terrain Extraction (ATE) and Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE) modules. In SOCET SET, ATE and NGATE are sold as separate modules (in SOCET GXP®, ATE and NGATE are combined into one application, and sold in the Automatic Terrain Generation, or ATG module). Both ATE and NGATE are used to generate digital terrain models (DTM) and require at least two images with an image overlap region:

  • Use with one or more stereo pairs
  • Images do not have to be viewed in stereo
  • Must be accurately triangulated

DTM generation in SOCET SET v5.5

DTM display types

DTM display types

March 2009 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET® v5.5 overview

SOCET SET® v5.5 offers new functionality to increase data sharing, enhancements for the frame sensor model, additional satellite sensors, and new terrain tools. The release is scheduled for late April, with shipping to commence in May.

Enhancements to the frame sensor model allow exterior orientation data from third-party triangulation packages to be imported into non-local space rectangular (LSR) coordinate systems. The new frame sensor model includes 43 parameters for self-calibration and expanded exterior orientation. Frame import supports the new Applanix® DSS 439 medium format, 30-megapixel, 6.8 μm pixels digital frame camera. New satellite sensor models include ALOS AVNIR, ALOS PALSAR, COSMO-SkyMed, EROS-B, FORMOSAT-2, RADARSAT-2, and TerraSAR-X.

BAE Systems continues to advance its Next-Generation Automatic Terrain Extraction (NGATE) functionality to provide simultaneous bare-earth and reflected surface model generation. In addition, Interactive Terrain Edit (ITE) tools have been enhanced for bare-earth product generation from reflected surface models. The new release supports SOCET GXP® v3.1, Microsoft® Visual Studio 9 (2008), and the Microsoft Vista operating system.

Frame sensor model theory: A closer look

  • All Grid coordinate systems are mapped without transformation.
  • Rigorous transformations through the World Geodetic System (WGS)-84 coordinate system are maintained allowing coordinate conversions to any SOCET SET supported coordinate system.
  • Provides compatibility with third-party software packages for all Grid coordinate systems.
WGS is a standard used in cartography, geodesy, and navigation. The latest revision, WGS-84, is the reference coordinate system used by GPS.

WGS is a standard used in cartography, geodesy, and navigation. The latest revision, WGS-84, is the reference coordinate system used by GPS.

December 2008 | SOCET SET | Software update

SOCET SET v5.4.1

SOCET SET® v5.4.1 was released one year ago. Following the November 2007 release, several patches have been posted for download, which include bug fixes and enhancements. Over the next few months, SOCET SET v5.4.1 will continue to be patched. Some of the most substantial patches to date are listed below.

  • NVIDA driver version 178 supports Microsoft® Vista for stereo. Initial testing results with SOCET SET v5.4.1 look promising. Check the BAE Systems GXP Web site, www.baesystems.com/gxp, for further updates and news regarding hardware supported.
  • Import WorldView-1 and GeoEye®-1 imagery in NCDRD format; WorldView-1 launched September 2007 and GeoEye-1 in September 2008, both with a spatial resolution of approximately 0.5 m.
  • Import Radarsat-2 for RPC and rigorous sensor modeling; launched December 2007 with a spatial resolution of 3 to 100 meters.
  • Import TerraSAR-X; launched June 2007 with a spatial resolution 1 to 18 meters.
  • Import orthos with MAPLOB/GEOLOB metadata.
  • Numerous bug fixes and enhancements for the FPE replacement.
  • CIB-like* and DPPDB-like* product certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for NITF 2.0.

* SOCET SET Digital Point Positioning Data Base (DPPDB) format production module [which uses MIL-PRF-89034, March 1999 format specifications] and SOCET SET Controlled Image Base® (CIB) format production module [which uses MIL-PRF-89041, May 15, 1999, format specifications].