During the night of 4 and 5 December 2016 EUROSENSE performed the first thermographic flights of this winter season. Bruges was flown during excellent weather conditions: low temperatures, clear skies and no wind. The thermographic map will be finished soon, and with this tool in hand a more energy efficient city will be one step closer for the people of Bruges. Click on the image to enlarge.
Nice touch-down of the OO-ESA plane after one more successful aerial photo mission in the Netherlands. After several flights this spring to cover large parts of the Netherlands with dense LiDAR point clouds (AHN3) and with 10cm imagery, EUROSENSE has been flying to produce a new full orthophoto coverage of the Netherlands at 25cm resolution. Click on the image to enlarge.
EUROSENSE has developed a high end integration and solution integrating a Leica P40 LiDAR scanner within the seaborne platform Beasac VI that makes very detailed monitoring of the structure of the breakwaters and other constructions possible. The high density point cloud provides an astonishing insight on the structures near the shore. Click on the image to enlarge.
High resolution aerial imagery is an important data source for the daily management of the public domain by cities and municipalities. EUROSENSE acquired 4cm vertical and oblique imagery upon request of the municipality of Zwijndrecht (BE). A 4cm orthophoto was delivered and used by the municipality as background layer and to derive maps of objects on the public domain. Click on the image to enlarge.
On Sunday 21th of July 2013 EUROSENSE executed a challenging photo flight above the Sea Scheldt and navigable waterways. Not only good weather was mandatory, but the photo flight needed to be executed around low tide at each location. The colour infrared images will be used to generate a vegetation. The picture shows a part of the area 'Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe' located in a nature reserve situated near the border of Belgium and the Netherlands. Click on the image to enlarge.
Together with aerial thermography, EUROSENSE can acquire night imagery providing a nice insight on the quantities of public and private light. The current image has been acquired during a survey flight over industrial areas in Belgium during which both thermal as night images were acquired. The night images with GSD of 6,5cm were processed into an accurate orthophoto which was calibrated into a luminance map by means of terrestrial measurements. The image at the right shows an overexposure map highlighting the over-lit areas with more than 2,3 cd/m². Click on the image to enlarge.
The current image of the month shows the EUROSENSE airplane HA-ACN (Cessna 402) in action on the 4th of May 2013. Just before landing at the Poprad airfield in Slovakia after again a successful mission, the airplane made a low-pass near the control tower from where the picture was taken. In the back, one can see a part of the Tatras-mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathian Mountains. Click on the image to enlarge.
EUROSENSE is currently working on 2 tree projects for the agencies, responsible for Roads and Mobility at the provinces of Oost-Vlaanderen and West-Vlaanderen. This image shows how EUROSENSE measures and analyzes the position of the trees and other parameters (height, distance tree-road
) using LiDAR-data (left image) and mobile mapping imagery (right imagery). In a second phase of the projects Certified European Tree Workers will perform a Visual Tree Assessment of the tree on the terrain. Finally EUROSENSE will collect all data and create a geodatabase for the client. Click on the image to enlarge.
Eurosense has put a new hydrographic survey vessel in operation. The vessel is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for highly accurate and cost effective survey work in shallow water. The extension of the current fleet of survey vessels allows flexible, fast and accurate services towards our growing number of customers. Click on the image to enlarge.
The Mikó Castle is a fortified castle in Miercurea Ciuc (Harghita County, Romania). It is one of the most important monuments in the city. Today it houses an ethnographic museum devoted to the heritage of the Székely, an Hungarian-speaking group of people, living in Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. EUROSENSE acquired this image (resolution: 18cm) in October 2012 with a Vexcel UltraCam X during an aerial photography mission for the project, "Orthophotoplans for Municipality Miercurea Ciuc". Click on the image to enlarge.
This image has been taken on the 20th August 2012 by the Vexcel UCXp at 25cm/pixel resolution by the EUROSENSE airplane HA-ACN in the frame of the regular update of Slovakia. This update is running regulary since 2002 on. On the image, you can see the highest peak of the Carpathians, called Gerlachovsky, with a height of 2655 m above sea level. Click on the image to enlarge.
This image has been taken from the EUROSENSE airplane OO-GPS on its return flight to Belgium after several days of aerial imagery and LiDAR acquisition at Bordeaux (France). You can notice in the sea- the well known Fort Boyard at the West coast of France to the South of La Rochelle. In the background, one can see île dOleron. Click on the image to enlarge.
For the past few months, the ice hockey team of Bratislava has been supported by EUROSENSE (cfr. logo on their helmets). This image shows the goalie of the Bratislava team in action during the game against Ujpest on the 10th of December 2012. For your information: Bratislava won with 6 against 2. Click on the image to enlarge.
The 2 Cessna 404s of EUROSENSE were caught in action at Tököl airfield (Hungary) after a successful photoflight on the 22nd of August in 2012. The OO-GPS and LZ-ESA made a short formation flight before landing. Click on the image to enlarge.
This image has been taken on the 6th of July with our Vexcel UltraCam Xp camera at a resolution of 25cm. It was taken in the frame of the ortho coverage project of Slovakia.On this image you can see the biggest castle ruin in Central Europe, called the Spi Castle (Spissky hrad in Slovak). It has been listed as UNESCO world heritage in 1993. On the image, you can see also one of the largest art creations in the world: a geoglyph presenting a Celtic horse, created by Andrew Rogers and based upon a Celtic coin found near the castle. Click on the image to enlarge.
In February 2012, we flew over the city of Luxembourg to execute a thermographic analysis to assess the roof insulation. With such a flight we can also observe beautiful architectural forms with thermographic colour, as this building (building of BNP). Click on the image to enlarge.
In the frame of the Large Scale Base Mapping of several Flemish municipalities, EUROSENSE executed large scale flights (8cm) over 16 municipalities in the winter of 2011-2012, covering in total almost 1.000 km². During one of those flights, we made this quite remarkable picture showing the shape of a pear cut out from the crops on an agricultural field. The fact that the artist-farmer chose for the shape of a pear is quite obvious: the image has been taken in the municipality of Peer, which is the literal translation of pear in Dutch. Click on the image to enlarge.
The image of the month shows the yacht harbour of the city of Ostend
(Belgium), as acquired by EUROSENSE during a 8cm resolution flight over
the city of Ostend in the spring of 2011. The large ship in the middle
of the harbour is named Mercator after the Flemish cartographer and
has been designed in 1932 by Adrien de Gerlache, the famous Antarctic
explorer. Next to scientific observations, it also brought home the
remains of Father Damien from Molokai, Hawaii. The ship nowadays acts as
a floating museum. Click on the image to enlarge.
On the 13th of May 2000 a big
firework disaster destroyed a complete neighbourhood in the north of the
city of Enschede, the Netherlands. In consulation with the inhabitants
of Enschede plans were made to rebuild the area without forgetting its
recent history. This image shows a part of the newly build neighbourhood
with a square with brains and a running track which also serves as a
kiss and ride zone for the local school. The image is part of the
countrywide aerial orthophoto of the Netherlands (DKLN) which was
created by EUROSENSE in 2011 and has a resolution of 25cm. Click on the image to enlarge.
This image has been taken in July
2010 when one of our Cessna 404 airplanes passed over a Wizz Air Airbus
that was landing at the airport of Sofia (Bulgaria). The image has been
acquired with one of the EUROSENSE Vexcel UltraCam X cameras during a
project in which EUROSENSE acquired imagery over big parts of the
Bulgarian railroad network. Click on the image to enlarge.
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