First high-resolution, homogeneous airborne Digital Surface Model (DSM) for Germany

“An up-to-date, homogeneous and high-resolution DSM is required by organizations operating across state borders, such as the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), the German Air Traffic Control, the German Armed Forces Geoinformation Centre and the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance.

The data also offers great value to companies such as telecommunication providers, utilities, transportation networks or insurance companies. Apart from traditional applications, the data is also used in the digital industry to automatically extract features for example with artificial intelligence (AI) or as a base map for the self-driving cars industry. In addition to the DSM, Hexagon also provides aerial imagery (orthophotos) that correlates with the DSM because it is generated from the same data source.”