GeoImaging participated succesfully at the negotiations of the FP7 SMEs DE-MONTES project (Deformation Monitoring by High Resolution Terrestrial Long Range Sensing) DE-MONTES project provides an efficient, highly automated, high-resolution, terrestrial, long range sensing measurement andanalysis system which is able to monitor geo-risk objects and areas by means of non-signalized natural target points – which is a key to such systems due to the lack of accessibility and the required distance-to-the-object.
It combines image assisted total stations (IATS), terrestrial laser scanning and digital photogrammetry together with related data processing chains and long-term monitoring strategies into a modular prototype monitoring system DE-MONTES is the first system to cover long range applications. Three SMEs providing services in the area of survey, and one SME providing Hardware and mechatronics solutions in the highly related computer vision domain have focused the target to establish the DE-MONTES solution. With the help of three research Partners, the DE-MONTES Project will build and test a productive prototype system for short-term exploitation by the SMEs involved in the Project, such that after project termination they can immediately identify and quantify its potential for enhancing their service portfolio, and gaining new business fields by exporting the system and its components to related application areas such as tunneling and construction, documentation & monitoring of cultural heritage objects, industrial inspection, or geo-monitoring. The project integrates methods and techniques from standard surveying, computer vision, photogrammetry, mechatronics, software engineering, and geosciences, well covered by the R&D partners. The main step beyond currently available techniques lies in the introduction of a novel modular suite of terrestrial visual survey sensors, namely Image Assisted Total Stations (IATS, used to perform long-range high-resolution measurements on single points) in combination with Terrestrial long-range Laser Scanners (TLS, used to survey large areas).
- Project number: 285839
- Project title: DE-MONTES—Deformation Monitoring by High Resolution Terrestrial Long Range
- Call (part) identifier: FP7-SME-2011
- Funding scheme: Research for the benefit of specific groups