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Metashape — photogrammetric processing of digital images and 3D spatial data generation

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.

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Agisoft MetaShapes Features – Professional Edition

Photogrammetric triangulation

Agisoft MetaShapes 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: editing and classification

Agisoft MetaShapes Dense point cloud: editing and classification

Elaborate model editing for accurate results.

Points classification to customize geometry reconstruction.

.LAS export to benefit from classical point data processing workflow.

Digital elevation model: DSM/DTM export

Agisoft MetaShapes Digital elevation model: DSM/DTM export

Digital Surface and/or Digital Terrain Model — depending on the project.

Georeferncing based on EXIF metadata/flight log: GPS/GCPs data.

EPSG registry coordinate systems support: WGS84, UTM, etc.

Georeferenced orthomosaic export

Agisoft MetaShape 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

Agisoft Metashape Measurements: distances, areas, volumes

Inbuilt tools to measure distances, areas, and volumes.

To perform more sophisticated metric analysis Metashape products can be smoothly transferred to external tools thanks to a variety of export formats.

Ground control points: high accuracy surveying

Agisoft Metashape Ground control points: high accuracy surveying

GCPs import to control the 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: customize processing workflow

Agisoft metashape Python scripts: customize processing workflow

In addition to Batch processing — a way to save on human intervention, Python scripting suggests customization options:

a parameters template for several similar data sets; intermediate processing results inspection; etc.

Multispectral imagery processing

Agisoft Metashape 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.v

3D model:
generation and texturing

Agisoft Metashape 3D model: generation and texturing

Various scenes: archaeological sites, artifacts, buildings, interiors, people, etc.

Direct upload Sketchfab resource and export to various popular formats.

Photorealistic textures: HDR and multi-file support.

4D modeling for dynamic scenes

Agisoft Metashape 4D modeling for dynamic scenes

Multi-camera station data processing for creative projects in cinematographic art, game industry, etc.

The basis for numerous visual effects with 3D models reconstructed in time sequence.

Panorama stitching

Agisoft Metashape 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.

Network
processing

Agisoft Metashape Network processing

Distributed calculations over a computer network to use the combined power of multiple nodes for huge data sets processing in one project.


Stardard Edition

Photogrammetric triangulation

Agisoft MetaShapes 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

agisoft metashape Dense point cloud generation

Elaborate model editing for accurate results.

.LAS export/import to benefit from classical point data processing workflow.

3D model:
generation and texturing

Agisoft Metashape 3D model: generation and texturing

Various scenes: archaeological sites, artifacts, buildings, interiors, people, etc.

Direct upload Sketchfab resource and export to various popular formats.

Photorealistic textures: HDR and multi-file support.

Panorama stitching

Agisoft Metashape 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.

FeaturesProfessional EditionStandard Edition
Photogrammetric triangulation
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
Python scripting
Network processing
OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Debian/Ubuntu
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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 the 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 the processing of extremely large data sets a dual-socket Intel Xeon Workstation can be used.
To compare various systems see PhotoScan Benchmark results by Anandtech, Puget Systems benchmarks for multi-core CPUs and multi-GPU setups and related discussions in the corresponding thread of Agisoft Forum.

Full Changelog

Agisoft Metashape Orthophoto & DEM Generation (without GCPs) #gettingstarted

This tutorial shows how to generate your first orthophoto and/or DEM with Agisoft PhotoScan Pro, whether you have ground control points (GCPs) data or not.

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