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Gexcel Heron

This page describes the original Gexcel Heron mobile mapping resources for Orbit import.

Use the corresponding Orbit Import Template to import the described original data.
It is recommend to read first Orbit Mapping Resource.


Image files

  • Image type : equirectangular panoramas.
  • Image resolution : Ratio 2×1, default 3058 x 1529 pixels.
  • File format : Each image is one *.jpg file.
  • File name : Exactly as Filename of image positions file, see below.
  • Folder structure : All files in one folder.

Image positions file

  • File format : One ascii file.
  • File structure Rows : Each image is one record.
  • File structure Columns : Comma separated (char44), headers, with exact order as in the example below.
  • Value of Filename, column 0 : File name as on disk, without file extension.
  • Value of Coordinates : any supported coordinate system can be used, Long/Lat order for geographical coordinates, decimal notation, without thousands separator.
  • Value of Timestamps, column 1: Absolute GPS time, decimal notation.


Point cloud files

  • File format : One or more *.las files.
  • File structure : Las version 1.2.
  • Value of Coordinates : Same CRS as Photopositions.
  • Value of Timestamps : Same Time Reference as Photopositions, see above.
Last modified:: 2022/04/15 06:19