Under his current task order, Cornerstone Mapping had to acquire multiple sites in Nebraska. With a short acquisition window, requirements for sun angle and cloud free conditions, it takes an experienced aerial photographer to plan and execute multiple missions in a single day. It also takes a bit of flexibility and luck. Once the imagery is back in the office, Cornerstone performs an initial QC and begin their processing workflow. An initial dataset is processed in Correlator3D, and if adjustments are needed, Cornerstone will modify the script prior to setting-up the batch routine and start the processing. The same batch routine is used for multiple projects allowing the software to run continuously without interruption. Once the final mosaics are produced, they are checked to ensure correct tonal balance and there are no issues with seamlines. From there the imagery is tiled and prepared for delivery to the client.
Typical deliverables consist of tiled color (RGB) or infrared (IR) mosaics in multiple formats.
The benefits of using Correlator3D according to Cornerstone are the speed in which it processes data and the ability to perform much of the processing with scripts. This allows to run multiple projects continuously in Correlator3D as the team continue with other work. After processing in Correlator3D is complete, QC and any additional editing can be performed quickly before delivery.
Established in 2002, Cornerstone Mapping is an aerial photography and mapping company headquartered in Nebraska. Operating multiple aircraft and sensors, Cornerstone Mapping acquires imagery and processed data for project throughout the US. As a small business, Cornerstone Mapping is a preferred teaming partner on many Federal projects including the USDA NRCS’s Stewardship Land Inventory (SLI) program. For more information, visit www.cornerstonemapping.com.