Pixel Factory™, the industrial-scale geo-production system developed by Astrium GEO-Information Services, generates high-level 2D and 3D mapping products thanks to a revolutionary processing chain designed to handle all kinds of Earth-observation data.
Widely used at Astrium GEO-Information Services for products like SPOTMaps, the system has been on the market since 2003 and today has a base of more than 20 customers.
Building on this success, Astrium GEO-Information Services is now further expanding its range of Pixel Factory™.
The newcomers to the family, Space Factory™, Sky Factory™ and Street Factory™, each offer the advantages of their elder, with the industrial production capacity to support fully automated processing of huge volumes of data.
Designed to handle both optical and radar satellite data, Space Factory™, can be connected to direct receiving stations for even faster processing, so you can start production as soon as data arrive from the antenna. This fully integrated system generates very-high-quality, cloudless nationwide mosaics as well as digital surface models in no time at all.
Digital surface model of Hamburg, Germany
Aircraft or UAVs acquire equally large amounts of imagery, so Sky Factory™ is designed to give all users in the aerial imagery domain the industrial capability of Pixel Factory™.
With Sky Factory™, it is also possible to generate highly accurate digital elevation or surface models, orthoimages and TrueOrthos™, all automatically. And with its small footprint, Sky Factory™ can even be deployed near your area of interest to further speed access to end products.
Also in the aerial domain, Street Factory™, the newest member of the family, allows you to create highly realistic textured 3D urban models within hours of acquiring imagery from airborne or ground-based cameras.