JDMA uses a wide range of software applications for both field and office work. Aside from the usual office applications (MicroSoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) JDMA uses the following specialized applications:
ESRI ArcGIS 10.4 and MicroImages TNTmips Pro 2016: for a wide range of geospatial data analysis, mapping and display, including multispectral image analysis, LiDAR (point cloud) processing, georeferencing and orthorectification, orthomosaic generation, and feature mapping.
DAT/EM Summit Evolution: for digital display of stereo aerial imagery and on-screen mapping / data capture (using add-on Capture for ArcGIS module) direct from stereo imagery.
Sensors & Software EKKO_Project: for display, filtering and analysis of GPR survey data, generation of time-depth profiles, and topographic correction of GPR survey lines.
AgiSoft Photoscan Professional: for post-processing of aerial and UAV imagery, orthomosaic generation, dense point cloud and DEM generation from stereo imagery.
GeoJot+ Core: for geotagging and post-processing of geotagged field and aerial photography.
PixelWrench2: processing and advanced display of multispectral images from UAV-mounted ADC TetraCam multispectral cameras, including automatic generation of various band ratios such as NDVI, EDVI, etc.
CorelDRAW: for preparation of maps and figures for inclusion in project reports.
We also use numerous other small, specialized apps which can be integrated into a particular project workflow when necessary, including GoogleEarth Pro, Garmin BaseCamp, GPS Pathfinder Office, Stereo Photomaker, GPS Babel, OziExplorer, GeoSetter, Corel VideoStudio, GoPro Studio, ProDrenalin, etc.
JDMA uses survey and map grade GNSS receivers to carry out our field work. The mapping receiver that JDMA uses is a Trimble Geo 7X receiver with decimeter level accuracy. It is ideally suited for mapping features in the field. The survey receiver that JDMA uses is a Spectra Precision SP60. The SP60 is sub-centimeter level accuracy and is used for high precision marking of features and points on earths surface. It is primarily used for topographic surveys and to collect high precision ground control points for UAV surveying.