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Trimble V10 Imaging Rover: V10 Panoramas Compared to Panoramas Captured with Panoramic Cameras
QuestionWhat are the differences between panoramas captured with the Trimble V10 rover and panoramas captured with panoramic cameras?
AnswerPanorama cameras are used more and more frequently in close range photogrammetry. These cameras have a number of features, including the following:
- The images no longer have a full central perspective.
- Central perspective may be given in the vertical direction only.
- The object is projected onto a cylinder.
- The projection center is located normally on the cylinder axis.
- Panoramic cameras are normally stand-alone solutions. It is not easy to integrate the images into surveying workflows and processes.
- Single images are captured.
- The images have full central perspective properties.
- The images are stitched together, forming a panorama with overlapping areas between adjoining images. This is based on the exterior calibration of the cameras.
- The projection centers of the cameras are not located on the rover axis.
- Each camera has its own projection center. The projection centers are located approximately on a circle around the vertical rover axis.
- The stitched panorama acts as an overview image (left image).
- Measurements are always done in the original image (right image).
- It is fully integrated in the surveying workflow.
- It can be used with a Trimble R10 GNSS receiver or an S-Series total station.
- It is supported by the Trimble Access field software.
- The V10 panoramas can be processed together with the surveying data in the Trimble Business Center office software.
Trimble V10 Imaging Rover: Measuring in a Local System Without Positional Information
QuestionCan I process V10 projects without any given positional information?
AnswerIn general, the Trimble Business Center software needs three or more control points that are well distributed in the object area in order to reference the photogrammetric model to the user coordinate system. The bundle adjustment in the Trimble Business Center software version 3.40 can now recognize when there is not enough information to solve the adjustment. To overcome the lack of information, the user can add constraints, that is, position or coordinate constraints and scale constraints:
- When you have entered a scale constraint only, the system adds a centroid and rotation constraint automatically.
- When you have entered a scale constraint and one coordinate constraint, a rotation constraint is added automatically.
- When you have entered two coordinate constraints, the system adds a rotation constraint about the line between the coordinates automatically.
- If tilt information for a station is enabled, the number of automatically added constraints is reduced. The system basically seeks to create a minimally-constrained network by automatically adding whatever is needed.
Trimble Access Software: Instrument Collimation Report
QuestionHow do I use the Instrument Collimation Report style sheet in the Trimble Access software?
AnswerGet the xsl stylesheet from HL firstly. The Instrument Collimation Report, created from a Trimble Access or Trimble Survey Controller job file, reports the first collimation adjustment stored in this job file. The report does not depend on the instrument the controller is connected to while creating the report. A typical procedure will be as follows:
- Start a new job and carry out the instrument adjustment/collimation.
- Carry out the survey. The collimation data will be available through the Instrument Collimation Report.
|Instrument details recorded at:||08:55:03 19 Mar 2014|
|Instrument:||Trimble VX Spatial Station|
|Horizontal collimation set in instrument:||0.00060|
|Vertical collimation set in instrument:||-0.01460|
|Trunion axis tilt error:||0.00100|
|Autolock horizontal collimation set in instrument:||-0.00220|
|Autolock vertical collimation set in instrument:||0.00010|