Jul 23, 2012

Astrium Services launches Street FactoryTM, the new generation of 3D mapping solutions

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Toulouse, France – 23 July 2012 –Astrium GEO-Information Services is pleased to announce the launch of Street FactoryTM, a fully integrated solution enabling fast and fully automatic processing of images from any aerial or street camera for the generation of a 3D Textured Database.

Realistic and precise 3D data is essential for all professionals working with 3D modeling and visualization in areas such as urban planning, risk management, defense and telecommunications. Street FactoryTM helps users tackle their day-to-day challenges by providing accurate 3D models, with intricate details and imagery free of distortions. This 3D modeling is fully automatic and processed within hours after acquisition, regardless of the sensor.

Street FactoryTM also includes a versatile 3D-viewer that is compatible with all standard operating systems. This viewer features 3D measurements, water-level simulation, integration of GIS databases, and more.

Street Factory™ is the revolutionary solution for users who require fast and fully automatic processing of imagery from any platform into highly precise and accurate 3D data.

Customers will be able to preview Street Factory™ at the Esri International User Conference, July 24-26 in San Diego (USA). Attendees are encouraged to stop by booth 2101 to see a live demonstration of this technology.

Through its GEO-Information services, Astrium is recognized as one of the leaders in the geo-spatial information market, not least thanks to the now fully integrated skills and resources of the former Spot Image and Infoterra. The company provides decision-makers with complete solutions enabling them to increase security, boost agricultural performance, maximize oil & gas or mining operations, improve their management of natural resources, and protect the environment. It has exclusive access to data from the SPOT, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites and Pléiades, coupled with a complete range of space-based data sources and airborne acquisition capability allowing it to offer an unrivalled scope of Earth observation products and services. This extensive portfolio covers the entire geo-information supply chain, from the generation of images to the provision of high added-value information to end-users.

By leveraging the synergies and expertise available across the whole of Astrium Services, its GEO-Information teams develop innovative, yet competitive, bespoke solutions based on the combination and integration of Earth observation, navigation and high-end telecommunications.

For more information: http://www.astrium-geo.com/street-factory

Realistic, precise 3D textured models from any aerial or street camera
· Fast and automated 3D textured database processing compatible with all standard software and third party application environments
· An integrated hardware and software solution using parallel processing