This past week we released four new services in the Vexcel API. I’ll provide a brief description of each here, but be sure to click through into our full documentation for all of the details Digital Terrain Model (DTM) This service provides access to our DTM via a convenient tiled interface, very much like our … Continue reading New Vexcel API Capabilities for Application Developers
Last week we had a chance to take a close look at the Opera House in Sydney, where is thought to be the capital of Australia by most people. It is easy to understand because Sydney is well-known for its gorgeous harbour-front and sunlit skyscrapers. However, the Australian capital is Canberra combining the European “Cranberry” … Continue reading Parliament House in THE BUSH CAPITAL
The GIC collected imagery over the tornados that struck Alabama and Georgia this week, and it is now published to our platform. Our web app also has a damage heat map for the regions we have flown that helps spot the worst hit areas. [read more on the heatmap here] You can also import your … Continue reading Tornado Imagery for Alabama and Georgia is Live
I’m glad to have Brian Duy Nguyen, our marketing intern, rebooting the quarantine capture series, our look at aerial imagery of famous places minus the crowds. The quarantine capture series introduces one of the top destinations in Australia, Sydney Opera House. In 2007, it was recognized as UNESCO’s World Heritage after its long journey. Jørn … Continue reading Sydney Opera House
With our tile services its easy to add layers of imagery to applications that support WMTS and X/Y/Z tiles. In these applications, a ‘template’ URL is used with placeholders for the tile coordinates that are filled in by the application at runtime. A typical template url would look something like this one for Vexcel’s blue … Continue reading Creating Maps by Stitching Map Tiles
This week we launched a new API providing access to our high resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM) at 7.5cm! This data has been available to our customers over the past years via download of large GeoTiffs from our cloud storage, ideal for offline use. But now with the DSM API a whole world of applications … Continue reading Digital Surface Model Now Available via API
Aerial imagery over the area hit by this weeks tornado in Alabama is live on our platform. Just over 250 square kilometers of imagery, including 45 degree oblique imagery, has been published covering the northern Birmingham suburb of Fultondale. A computer vision generated heat map of the damage is also available to all GIC members … Continue reading Fultondale Alabama Tornado Imagery
The Image gallery is a relatively new feature in our web application, providing a means of navigating our image library for a given location with folders and filters. After searching for a property, you can hit the ‘See all images at this location’ link in the infobox to bring it up. You can then browse … Continue reading Image Gallery Sidebar in the feature spotlight
A question came in to support this week on how to select the best image for each day of collection. When we fly and collect aerial imagery, we will typically end up with many shots of a property, each just a second or 2 apart. Add in the fact that we have multiple images in … Continue reading Selecting the best image with the Vexcel API
A nice new feature was added to the Vexcel API this week; the ability to crop an image to an arbitrary shape, masking off the rest of the image in black. This is very useful in computer vision applications where you don’t want neighboring pixels to interfere in the analysis. A couple of example use … Continue reading Image Cropping with the Vexcel API
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