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261. (WO2011143622) UNDERWATER ACQUISITION OF IMAGERY FOR 3D MAPPING ENVIRONMENTS
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Pub. No.: WO/2011/143622 International Application No.: PCT/US2011/036531
Publication Date: 17.11.2011 International Filing Date: 13.05.2011
IPC:
G01C 11/02 (2006.01) ,F16M 11/04 (2006.01) ,G03B 17/08 (2006.01) ,G06T 3/40 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
C
MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
11
Photogrammetry or videogrammetry, e.g. stereogrammetry; Photographic surveying
02
Picture-taking arrangements specially adapted for photogrammetry or photographic surveying, e.g. controlling overlapping of pictures
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
M
FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS, OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS, NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
11
Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
02
Heads
04
Means for attachment of apparatus; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
G PHYSICS
03
PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
B
APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
17
Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor
02
Bodies
08
Waterproof bodies or housings
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
T
IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
3
Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image, e.g. from bit-mapped to bit-mapped creating a different image
40
Scaling of a whole image or part thereof
Applicants:
BAIRD, Justin [US/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
TOMKINS, Lucas [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
GOOGLE INC. [US/US]; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
BAIRD, Justin; AU
TOMKINS, Lucas; AU
Agent:
MESSINGER, Michael V.; Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 1100 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005, US
Priority Data:
61/334,49313.05.2010US
Title (EN) UNDERWATER ACQUISITION OF IMAGERY FOR 3D MAPPING ENVIRONMENTS
(FR) ACQUISITION SOUS-MARINE D'IMAGERIE POUR CARTOGRAPHIER DES ENVIRONNEMENTS EN 3D
Abstract:
(EN) A panoramic imagery acquisition system and method is disclosed, which facilitates capture of panoramic images underwater. A panoramic camera system can be deployed underwater, and stabilized to reduce effects of movement of a seagoing vehicle. In addition to panoramic images, location data can be collected using, for example, a Global Positioning System (GPS) system. A GPS antenna can be located above water to improve location accuracy. An offset between the panoramic camera system and GPS system can be determined, and incorporated into the location data associated with captured images. Additional data can be acquired and associated with the panoramic images, including topographical data acquired using LIDAR.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système et un procédé d'acquisition d'imagerie panoramique qui facilitent la capture d'images panoramiques sous-marines. Un système de caméra panoramique peut être déployé sous l'eau et stabilisé afin de réduire les mouvements d'un véhicule en mer. Outre des images panoramiques, des données de localisation peuvent être recueillies en utilisant, par exemple, un système de positionnement mondial (GPS). Une antenne GPS peut être disposée au-dessus de l'eau afin de faciliter la précision de localisation. Un décalage entre le système de caméra panoramique et le système GPS peut être déterminé et incorporé dans les données de localisation associées aux images capturées. Des données additionnelles peuvent être recueillies et associées aux images panoramiques, y compris des données topographiques acquises en utilisant un LIDAR.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)