Founded in 2006 as an innovative research company with focus on computer vision technology, through years of intensive R&D work Agisoft LLC has gained expertise in image processing algorithms, with digital photogrammetry techniques setting the direction for development of applied tools.
Values and Goals We believe that new technology implementation for various industrial and socially important tasks is a way to foster low-budget methods of research and documentation. Agisoft is proud to be among the pioneers of digital photogrammetry solutions developers.
With Agisoft Metashape currently being highly competitive photogrammetric software on the market, we see our mission as continuous R&D work to incorporate high-end technologies into the software for the users to have a tool to successfully solve 3D reconstruction, visualization, surveying and mapping tasks.
Agisoft Metashape is designed specifically for those who value time, aim at technical efficiency and are ready to follow digital technologies to the world of unlimited opportunities.
Agisoft Metashape is a stand-alone software product that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data to be used in GIS applications, cultural heritage documentation, and visual effects production as well as for indirect measurements of objects of various scales.
Wisely implemented digital photogrammetry technique enforced with computer vision methods results in smart automated processing system that, on the one hand, can be managed by a new-comer in the field of photogrammetry, yet, on the other hand, has a lot to offer to a specialist who can adjust the workflow to numerous specific tasks and different types of data. Throughout various case studies Metashape proves to produce quality and accurate results.
Agisoft Metashape is a cutting edge software solution, with its engine core driving photogrammetry to its ultimate limits, while the whole system is designed to deliver industry specific results relying on machine learning techniques for post-processing and analysis tasks.The software allows to process images from RGB or multispectral cameras, including multi-camera systems, into dense point clouds, textured polygonal models, georeferenced true orthomosaics and DSMs/DTMs. Further postprocessing enables to eliminate shadows and texture artifacts from the models, calculate vegetation indices and extract information for farming equipment action maps, automatically classify dense point clouds, etc.
Photogrammetric triangulation: Processing of various types of imagery: aerial (nadir, oblique) / close-range. Auto calibration: frame (incl. fisheye) / spherical / cylindrical cameras. Multi camera projects support.
Dense point cloud generation: Elaborate model editing for accurate results. .LAS export to benefit from classical point data processing workflow.
3D model: generation and texturing: Various scenes: archaeological sites, artifacts, buildings, interiors, people, etc. Direct upload Sketchfab resource and export to varios popular formats. Photorealistic textures: HDR and multifile support.
Panorama stitching: 3D reconstruction for data captured from the same camera position - camera station, provided that at least 2 camera stations are present. 360 panorama stitching for one camera station data.
All of the features from Standard Edition
Dense point cloud - editing and classification: Points classification to customise geometry reconstruction.
Digital elevation model - DSM/DTM export: Digital Surface and/or Digital Terrain Model - depending on the project. Georeferncing based on EXIF meta data / flight log: GPS / GCPs data. EPSG registry coordinate systems support: WGS84, UTM, etc.
Georeferenced orthomosaic export: Georeferenced orthomosaic: most-GIS-compatible GeoTIFF format; .KML file to be located on Google Earth. Export in blocks for huge projects. Color correction for homogeneous texture.
Measurements - distances, areas, volumes: Inbuilt tools to measure distances, areas and volumes. To perform more sophisticated metric analysis PhotoScan products can be smoothly transferred to external tools thanks to a variety of export formats.
Ground control points - high accuracy surveying: GCPs import to control accuracy of the results. Coded / non-coded targets auto detection for fast GCPs input. Scale bar tool to set reference distance without implementation of positioning equipment.
Python scripts - customise processing workflow: In addition to Batch processing - a way to save on human intervention, Python scripting suggests customisation options: a parameters template for several similar data sets; intermediate processing results inspection; etc.
Multispectral imagery processing: RGB / NIR / thermal / multispectral imagery processing. Fast reconstruction based on preferable channel. Multichannel orthomosaic generation for built-in vegetation indices (NDVI) calculation and export.
4D modeling for dynamic scenes: Multi camera station data processing for creative projects in cinematographic art, game industry, etc. Basis for numerous visual effects with 3D models reconstructed in time sequence.
Network processing: Distributed calculations over a computer network to use combined power of multiple nodes for huge data sets processing in one project.
Dense point cloud: generation and editing
3D model: generation and texturing
Spherical panorama stitching
Fisheye camera support
Spherical and cylindrical camera support
Dense point cloud: classification
DEM: georeferenced DSM / DTM export
Georeferenced orthomosaic export
Orthomosaic seamline editing
Markers / scale bars support
Ground control points support
Coded / non-coded targets auto detection
Multispectral imagery processing
NDVI and other vegetation indices calculation
Hierarchical tiled model generation
4D modeling for dynamic scenes
OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Debian/Ubuntu
RAM In most cases the maximum project size that can be processed is limited by the amount of RAM available. Therefore it is important to select the platform allowing to install required amount of RAM. See Memory Requirements.
CPU Complex geometry reconstruction algorithms need a lot of computational resources for processing. A high speed multi core CPU (3GHz+) is recommended.
GPU Agisoft Metashape supports GPU acceleration for image matching and dense cloud generation steps, so high-end OpenCL or CUDA-compatible graphics card can speed up the processing.
Basic Configuration up to 32 GB RAM
CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, Socket LGA 1150 or 1155 (Kaby Lake, Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell, Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge)
Motherboard: Any LGA 1150 or 1155 model with 4 DDR3 slots and at least 1 PCI Express x16 slot
RAM: DDR3-1600, 4 x 4 GB (16 GB total) or 4 x 8 GB (32 GB total)
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or GeForce GTX 1080 (optional)
Advanced Configuration up to 64 GB RAM
CPU: Octa-core or hexa-core Intel Core i7 CPU, Socket LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 (Broadwell-E, Haswell-E, Ivy Bridge-E or Sandy Bridge-E)
Motherboard: Any LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 model with 8 DDR4 or DDR3 slots and at least 1 PCI Express x16 slot
RAM: DDR4-2133 or DDR3-1600, 8 x 4 GB (32 GB total) or 8 x 8 GB (64 GB total)
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080 or GeForce TITAN X
Extreme Configuration more than 64 GB RAM
For processing of extremely large data sets a dual socket Intel Xeon Workstation can be used