ASPSuite User Guide

GeoCue Group’s ASPSuite includes all the software needed to import support files, process the Loki observations in Post-Process Kinematic (PPK) mode, process Phantom 4 RTK in PPK and Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) modes, and update image headers with the refined position information. The ASPSuite User Guide will discuss the workflow starting with checking the data in the…

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Utilizing a NOAA CORS Station as a base for your ASPSuite Project

When a base station file is corrupted or incorrectly recorded (for example: observation rate is not set correctly), a Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) may be available to use in its place. To obtain and utilize a CORS file, follow the instructions below: Visit https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/CORS_Map/ and navigate to the area of the flight. Once you…

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ASPSuite – Checking for gaps in Loki and base station observation files

If the Loki or the base station recording is interrupted, there will be gaps in the raw data that will affect ASPSuite processing. This can be verified in ASPSuite.  After completing steps 1-3, click on the diagnostics button in the top right of the ASPSuite window: In the window that pops up, click on “File”…

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ASPSuite Release Notes

The release notes highlighting the new features, modifications to existing features, and fixes for software defects found within each release of the ASPSuite software. July 3, 2019 – Version 2019.1.17 Performance improvement for tagging image headers. June 10, 2019 – Version 2019.1.16 Added Pixhawk Image Updater dialog that will read a Name/Lat/Lon/Elv/Yaw/Pitch/Roll input file and…

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Adjusting image positions in Agisoft Metashape with ASPSuite local coordinate transformation

ASP Suite has the ability to adjust camera positions based on a local coordinate system. These positions are not updated in the EXIF data, but placed in a file in the “PPK” folder from the ASPSuite project. To import this file into Agisoft Metashape, please follow the instructions below: Open Metashape and import project images.…

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ASPSuite Error: Loki Rover Observation and Navigation Files do not exist

To use the SBF file (Loki file), ASPSuite will convert it into Rinex observation and navigation files during the file conversion step (Step 2).  If the SBF file has not been converted, and the observation and navigation files are not in the project folder, the error, “Loki Rover Observation and Navigation Files do not exist:”,…

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Activating Beta Version of Local CRS Manager in ASPSuite

AirGon has developed a tool that allows users to define a local coordinate system in ASPSuite and convert their Loki image positions to the local system.  The tool is currently in the testing stage and has not been officially released. However, the Local CRS Manager can be activated for users who wish to test the…

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Executables Used by ASPSuite

If your organization has strict security settings, some of the executables installed and used by ASPSuite could get blocked and prevent ASPSuite from operating correctly.  It may be necessary to get your IT department to add these executables to an approved list.  The following instructions will show you how to find the executables being used…

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Using a Non-Corrected Base Position in ASPSuite

It is always best practice to submit your static base observation data to an online post-processing service to obtain the position of your base station.  However, it is possible to process your Loki data with a base coordinate that has not been processed.  If a base position is needed to check for a fixed solution…

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Local Coordinate Systems in AirGon’s ASP Suite

Using Loki, AirGon’s precision positioning system, very accurate georeferenced imagery can be collected using DJI drones over an area of interest. The positions from which those photos are captured are output from the ASP Suite workflow as geographic locations, described by latitude, longitude, and altitude coordinates. Image-to-point cloud software applications such as Agisoft PhotoScan and…

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