Pix4D and Wingtra Integration for Faster Mapping

Wingtra‘s recent WingtraHub 1.0 release introduces a lean workflow between the WingtraOne drone and Pix4Dmatic, a “fresh Pix4D product for reliable speedy processing of large datasets,” says a Wingtra press release.  “This integration is especially key since Wingtra’s VTOL drone is designed to map large sites fast and safely while providing the best possible data quality. The high-quality datasets that result can now be processed into point clouds and orthomosaics at twice the speed on average with Pix4Dmatic.”

Wingtra is rapidly gaining traction as a major provider of VTOL fixed wing aircraft for their speed, endurance, and performance.  With the Pix4D and Wingtra integration, the WingtraHub 1.0 adds workflow efficiency to their advantages: “WingtraHub 1.0 also offers leaner integration with Pix4Dmapper. From now on, users can use the ‘accurate geolocation and orientation pipeline that ultimately increases processing speed 20 percent on average, and up to 40 percent for large projects,” says the press release.

“With the new WingtraHub release, you can now output geotagged images, which include all required information in the image metadata (EXIF & XMP tags) like image locations, orientations, accuracies, coordinate system and vertical reference. This improves compatibility with all major photogrammetry engines and is especially well integrated with Pix4Dmatic, which now enables up to two times faster large dataset processing,” explained Julian Surber, Product Manager at Wingtra.

As Surber mentioned, the ability to use the EXIF and XMP tags supports the use of other photogrammetry engines. Specifically, WingtraHub 1.0 better integrates with DroneDeploy and Trimble Business Center by improving processing of post process kinematics (PPK) data on each of the platforms.

“Compatibility with all major photogrammetry tools ensures that you can embed WingtraOne data into your workflow no matter which software you are using,” said Surber. “Previously it might have taken specific expertise to work around, but from now on, the process is lean and fast. With the image orientation, the accuracy, and other specifics being included in the image metadata, you only have to drag and drop your images into the photogrammetry tool of your choice.”




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