Carlson Photo Capture


Aerial surveying is rapidly becoming a vital part of any surveyor’s toolkit. Thousands of people use drone site flyovers every day to help boost efficiency and lower costs.

With Carlson PhotoCapture processing, you can use flyover data to:
• Quickly generate interactive 3D maps of sites
• Capture highly accurate 3D site data from any camera
• Share site maps with customers -anywhere, anytime!
• Save man-hours in the field

Our proprietary technology helps you track and share every metric about your site from anywhere in the world.

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Project creation, selection coordinate system, units, capability of import images and control points by drag and drop and fenced out non desired areas

Create a profile over a point cloud

Volume calculation by picking points around

Surface elevation model preview

Digital Surface Model

Measuring Dimensions

Measurements in 3D

Control Points


Area calculations on orthoimages

Profile extraction from the point cloud

Preview of a point cloud on a road in construction

Project Creation
Polygon Selection/Removal of unwanted images with a click of a button
Project Splitting with Polygon Selection Tool (Large project into small projects)
Visualize project area before processing
Ground Control Point (GCP) import (landxml,.csv, .txt)
Manual Ground Control Point input
Ground Control Point Validation
Metric, Feet, and US Survey Feet support
Global/Local Coordinate System Support (1000’s of supported projections)Project Processing
Nadir/Oblique Support
Self-Calibration – Automatic Determination of Camera IOP and EOP
Fixed-Calibration – Use your own calibration parameters for processing
Automated Bundle Adjustment –
Automated Point Cloud Densification
Automated DEM Generation
Automatic Contour Generation
Automatic Mesh Generation
Automaic Orthomosaic Generation
Accuracy Report

Project Outputs
Orthomosaics in GeoTIFF, jpg, png output format
DEM in Geotiff, jpg, png output formats
3D point cloud in .las, .xyz, and .ply
3D mesh in .ply, .obj, and .glb formats
Contours in .dxf, GeotTIFF formats
Accuracy Report in PDF format
In-Browser Volume Calculations

Web visualization of all data products
Visualize 2D maps and 3D models using any web browser
Cesium 3D Tile Integration
Instant measurement of distances and surfaces
Share Projects with annotations via a simple link Embed project output in a webpage
Visualize Site Changes over Time in 2D and 3D with Project Timeline