Michael Bischoff, CEO Tech Industriedienstleistungen GmbH
Academy for Professionals / KlauPPK / Agisoft Metashape Professional
Our field of business is the accurate mapping and documentation of agricultural and forestry damage. After quite an odyssey on our way to achieve highly accurate mapping results as well as a structured and complete workflow, a business partner has brought Videographics’ Academy for Professionals “Precise Mapping with Drones without the need of GCPs” to our attention. He has given us a strong recommendation to participate in the next workshop available. Until that point in time, we have invested in expensive UASs of the market leader, without being aware that their RTK system was designed for many applications but not for precise georeferencing and subsequent accurate mapping results. At the same time we also have participated in workshops of a leading photogrammetry software company in order to process image and UAS position data.
During the get together at the beginning of the workshop I already have been surprised most positively: There was a technology expert, Stefan Warislohner the CEO of Videographics Engineering, standing in front of us. He immediately gave me the impression that he was most interested to explain and show how photogrammetry works, what needs to be taken into account in order to achieve most accurate results possible: What works best with regard to hardware and software, explaining the “why” in an open minded and understandable way.
The three days went by on the fly and always have been in focus of the subject. All participants have been involved and upcoming questions have been answered right away. Besides the foundation of photogrammetry we had the chance to particpate in exercising the entire PPK-direct georeferencing workflow using KLAUPPK, as well as the data has been processed with Agisoft Metashape Pro. With this one seminar, we have basically been in a composition of three individual workshops, perfectly adjacent to each other : Photogrammetry-Foundations, KLAUPPK Workflow and Agisoft Metashape Pro.
As a consequence we have acquired the KLAUPPK-Software special edition for our Phantom4RTK as well as an Agisoft Metashape Pro License from Videographics, including the respective after sales-support, after the workshop.
Finally, we are in the position, now, to achieve highly accurate mapping results with our UAS, operating the drone in PPK mode with just very few GCPs. The three centimeter accuracy in X, Y and Z, promised by Videographics are our proven standard, now.
Concluding, I can state that our “Videographics Complete Package” comprising the workshop, KLAUPPK-Software for the DJI Phantom4RTK and Agisoft Metashape Pro has been quite a lucky punch. Academy as well as the company are very sound and highly reliable and mark the best of everything we have found so far in this market segment. Workshop as well as Videographics Engineering (Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH) are highly recommendable in really every aspect they offer! (translated by SW)