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TacForge GeoSketch™ News

March 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Lockheed Martin has partnered with Warrenton Global Solutions (WGS) to market TacForge GeoSketch.  GeoSketch is a plug-in to Google SketchUp® that enables the use of multiple imagery sources to construct photo-realistic 3D models.

For sales information, please contact WGS directly at info@warrentonglobalsolutions.com or (703) 474-2745.


TacForge GeoSketch™ Pro v3.2 Available

August 7, 2012

We are pleased to announce that the new 3.2 release of GeoSketchPro
(3.2.15940.0801) is NOW available:

New Features

  • Added additional elevation support (RPC transform).
  • Added the flat roof settings (includes overhang and parapet options).
  • Added settling option to loaded terrain (basement option for flat and pitched roofs).
  • Added the gambrel and round roof options to the pitched roof tool.
  • Added the measure height tool (measure heights from AuxView).
  • Added the dome and basement option to the Peak tool.
  • Added the ability to load multiple DEMs to the Import Nadir tool.
  • Added the ability to import OpenFlight (up to version 16.4) models.
  • Added error handling and diagnostic file output to the Import OpenFlight tool.
  • Added OuterShell and Group Name option to Import Shape tool.
  • Added Gambrel Roof and Round Roof buttons to the Roof Settings toolbar.
  • Added a max palette size setting to the Export Model tool.
  • Improved logic for texture compositor.

Updates

  • Enhanced the measure slope tool (measure slopes from AuxView).
  • The Help documentation now includes all 3.2 new and updated features.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug when importing a large nadir image using Import Nadir.
  • Fixed a bug when importing a DEM with a nadir image.

Known Issues:

There are some known bugs with the Import OpenFlight tool. Some vertices will not map
correctly after import causing faces to be deformed. After completing an import,
SketchUp will need to be closed before importing a second OpenFlight file.

 


Now Offering More TacForge™ Geospatial Services Solutions for your Business

 

In addition to the many features of TacForge Pro (distributed processing, workflow editing, database management, metric collection, color correction and balancing, automated registration, imagery re-projection, metadata mapping), we now offer the following services:

  • Multi-sensor Fusion (automated seamless fusion)
  • Imagery Mosaicking
  • Correlated Geospatial Layers
  • Customer-defined Products
  • Industry Standard Formats
  • Custom Software Solutions
  • 3D Modeling

Lockheed Martin’s TacForge product line has evolved over our 25-year history of producing image-based synthetic environments for mission rehearsal.  Our experts focus on mission rehearsal and mission critical forward support which continues to drive rapid data processing, simplified and repeatable workflows, and a straightforward user interface. Our tools balance automation performance with quality and efficiency.

We welcome the opportunity to work with your business to customize a solution tailored to your mission and environment. For more information, please contact us at 336-668-1121 x13 or support@tacforge.com.

 

TacForge Geospatial Enterprise Solution Example Video

 


TacForge GeoSketch v3.0 Available

03/07/2012

We are pleased to announce that the new 3.0 release of GeoSketchPro (3.0.15233.0301) is NOW available:

New Features

  • Import Pictometry® data by shape file reference or by image navigator downloads.
  • Provided a link to GeoSketch Image Navigator (GIN) and the Import GIN tool
    • GIN is available as a separate installer and requires credentials to Pictometry navigator.  Please contact Gordon Lawson, V.P., Federal Sales – Pictometry, for more information.
  • Added GeoSketch Image Editor (external tool) which provides basic image editing capabilities (i.e., contrast adjustment, HSI adjustment).
  • Added toggle switches for Auto-Texture New Faces, Re-Texture Modified Faces and Roof OuterShell On/Off.
  • Added the Bundle Adjust tool to improve the camera models (tool is currently in prototype).
  • Import elevation data to use as a reference for 3D model settling (tool is currently in prototype).

 

Updates

  • Included additional methods for texture placement in the Texture Face tool.
  • Added option to geo-locate manually when importing a nadir image.
  • Renamed the RPC Tools toolbar to Advanced Tools and moved the LOD tool, FID/SMC tool and Import Shape tool to Advanced Tools.
  • Added/updated several new toolbar and cursor icons (i.e., bundle adjustment, Pictometry tools and RPC tools).
  • Increased maximum composite texture for OpenFlight export.
  • The Help documentation now includes all 3.0 new and updated features.
  • Expanded the initial evaluation period to 30 days.

Bug Fixes

  • Various bug fixes and improvements to the GeoSketch Image Editor.
  • Fixed bug in Texture Face tool where texture reverted back to original AuxView.
  • Fixed bug in Import GIN to read in data from a different directory.
  • Fixed a bug in the Arc and Line tools.
  • Corrected issue with set Altitude function.

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TacForge GeoSketch

TacForge GeoSketch is a plug-in to Google SketchUp that enables the use of oblique imagery sources to construct photo-realistic 3D models.

Lockheed Martin has developed TacForge GeoSketch with the following cutting edge features:
  • Geospecific 3D model geometry creation and auto-texturing from oblique images
  • Mapping between the 2D image space of oblique aerial imagery and the 3D modeling workspace
  • Enabling export from SketchUp into common Modeling and Simulation formats and conventions
  • Plugin to Google SketchUp

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The system requirements for the TacForge GeoSketch™ tools to operate properly are as follows: 

  • Windows XP/XP x64/Vista/Vista x64/7/7 x64
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB of disk space on the target drive (includes tutorial dataset)
  • Google SketchUp 7.1 or 8.0 installed



TacForge Pro

TacForge Pro is a tool pipeline that fuses multiple disparate imagery sources into a seamless dataset.

Lockheed Martin has developed TacForge Pro with the following cutting edge features:


  • Advanced workflow management tools
  • Customizable and extensible
  • “Grid” enabled for distributed processing environments
  • Diverse metrics collection and graphing


Lockheed Martin’s TacForge

Following a 20-year evolution, the TacForge product line evolved into TacForge Pro and GeoSketch products that support mission critical operations’ demand for rapid data processing, simplified and repeatable workflows, and a straightforward user interface.

To meet quick response requirements, the tools balance the power of automation with the necessity to get the job done right the first time.