GeoCue is excited to announce that we are, once again, expanding our line of True View 3D imaging sensors (3DIS®). The True View 435 is our next-generation topography/wire grade LIDAR/Imaging sensor. Featuring a 16 beam Hesai PandarXT LIDAR unit, world-class Trimble Applanix APX-15 Position/Orientation System (POS) and dual GeoCue mapping cameras, the True View 435 is the highest performance 3D Imaging system available in its price class.
Lewis Graham, President/CTO of GeoCue, said “Our industry renowned True View 515 is the best vegetation penetration and wire detection LIDAR/Imaging system on the market today, at any price. We saw an opportunity to introduce a system with the same very high sensitivity but lower point density for situations where very dense vegetation penetration is not required. Unlike the new wave of low-end LIDAR scanners, we have seen introduced to the market over this past year, the True View 435 will not embarrass you when clients take a hard look at details such as fine ability to resolve linear features such as closely spaced wires. Additionally, it maintains the wide field of view GeoCue is known for, reducing project flight times.”
The True View 435 has a pulse repetition rate of 320,000 out-going pulses per second with an in-track field of view of +/- 15° of nadir. The sensor can detect up to two return pulses (“echoes”) per outbound pulse. This provides excellent look angles for collecting power pylons/towers as well as superb, multiangle penetrating power in vegetated areas. Like all True View 3DIS, the True View 435 features dual oblique cameras, providing a cross-track image field of view of 120°. Similar to our industry
standard True View 515, the True View 435 has sufficient sensitivity to detect distribution wires at an altitude of 75 m.
The True View 435 includes complete post-processing software featuring GeoCue’s unique on-the-fly LIDAR point colorization algorithm, producing stunning 3D colorized point clouds. Through our teaming with BayesMap Solutions LLC, StripAlign for EVO (SAfE) is available as a purchased optional module or under a pay-as-you-use (“metered”) plan. SAfE performs geometric correction for those occasional large projects that might exhibit dynamic geometric errors. Also available in the post-processing suite is Metashape for EVO (MfE), used in generating image orthomosaics based on LIDAR surfaces.
For those just entering the market or for those occasional surge projects, the True View 435 is available as part of the GeoCue Subscription (“rental”) program. This program includes the sensor, a mounting adapter for the drone of your choice and all post-processing software. With commitment periods as short as 1 month, this is a risk-free way to “test the waters” of drone-based LIDAR/Imaging.