What is Inpho
Trimble Inpho software suite is a comprehensive workflow solution enabling photogrammetrists to rapidly produce highly accurate and quality deliverables for their clients. The modular offering provides the ultimate flexibility depending on whether large frame aerial imagery, LiDAR or Satellite data is being used.
Highly automated and refined workflows deliver outstanding productivity to generate point clouds, DTM/DSM’s, orthomosaics and other highly valuable mapping products.
True Orthophoto production
The new MATCH-3DX module in Inpho version 9 incorporates state-of-the-art Semi Global Matching (SGM) techniques that enable photogrammetrists to reach a new level of quality and precision when generating large scale point clouds and true orthophotos from aerial (frame) images. Through the high resolution data sets, photogrammetrists can more clearly identify edges of surfaces, such as building corners and roof lines, enabling the extraction of highly precise measurements, CAD objects or Digital Surface Models (DSM). The new True Orthophoto capability ensures that each image pixel is directly related to the terrain height, simplifying mapping and the overlay of GIS data, especially for urban mapping applications.
With the new MATCH-3DX Meshing add-on, photogrammetrists can generate highly accurate, photorealistic textured meshes that enable non-professionals to easily navigate and understand the real world environment. The 3D textured meshes provide an efficient data type for use within industry leading GIS systems and web-based 3D visualization services—often used for 3D city modeling, construction simulation and gaming applications.
The general trend in CPU development has moved from quad- or hex-core to 24 (Intel) or 32 (AMD) cores chips – parallel programming techniques can benefit from multiple cores directly. Inpho version 9 utilize the power of current workstations by using up to 24 CPU cores in parallel (was 16 threads before). This reduced the overall processing time allowing users to faster produce the results.
GPU processing in the first version of Inpho 9 MATCH-3DX is experimental and not officially supported (users can enable GPU support for tests). GPU processing can accelerate computation by 10-20% compared to CPU only processing with MATCH-3DX, depends from the graphic system.
In general, Inpho version 9 combines both classical photogrammetric processing with new true orthos and photorealistic textured mesh deliverables, all in a single software environment. Photogrammetrists can take advantage of the streamlined workflows and reduced training costs while having the ultimate flexibility to choose the workflow and deliverables best suited to their client’s needs. Furthermore, Inpho version 9 offers with the extended multi core support a faster access to photogrammetric results.
The 9.1 release introduces a new workflow for True Ortho Mosaic generation based on MATCH-3DX.
The classic orthophoto generation workflow has been brought to perfection with MATCH-T DSM, DTMaster and OrthoMaster deliver a new level of usability and productivity.
Changes for SATMaster are aligning with changes in the Inpho components associated with satellite processing (ApplicationsMaster, MATCH-AT, MATCH-T DSM, DTMaster Stereo, OrthoMaster, OrthoVista).
Note: Version 9.1 has a new project file version therefore projects generated with the new version 9.1 cannot be opened in previous versions. Projects of earlier versions will be converted into the new format on request. The 8.0.10 patch does not use the updated project file version. If you have on-going projects, Trimble recommends to install the 8.0.10 patch until important projects are finished not to get a mismatch of project file versions.