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Esri Acquires nFrames to Enhance Its 3D Capabilities

By GeoConnexion - 29th October 2020 - 08:52

Esri, the global provider of location intelligence, announced the acquisition of nFrames, a technology company that develops SURE, an imagery and lidar 3D surface reconstruction software. This will enable the fusion of imagery with 3D GIS, allowing nFrames and Esri users to seamlessly capture and analyse 3D data from aerial, drone, and ground-based sensors in an automated end-to-end process. SURE scales 3D data creation to large city and countrywide airborne image datasets and projects while giving professional photogrammetry workflows improved precision, speed, and simplicity on premises or in the cloud. Through this acquisition, Esri gains a robust production engine that transforms imagery and lidar data into point clouds, photo-textured 3D meshes, and true orthos.

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