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History

30+ years of visualizing the real world

From the outset, Cyclomedia was unique in providing large-scale and systematic visualization of physical environments using specialized technology to collect 360˚ spherical imagery from a moving vehicle. The technology concept was begun at the Technical University of Delft, conducting the initial research to develop a camera prototype in 1980.

In the 30+ years since its academic beginnings, Cyclomedia has relentless pursued a path of focused technology innovation and excellence. New developments in camera technology and innovations with 3D image capture keep the company at the forefront of the fields and in a position to help customers solve business challenges. Read about the important milestones below.

History - 1980

1980 - 1994

  • 1980 - Start research 'FRANK' System (TU Delft)
  • 1988 - Development of prototype fisheye cameras and recording vehicles
  • 1994 - Start experiment with Dutch Cadaster, Amsterdam and Rotterdam

 

2008 - 2010

  • 2008 - 7th generation digital recording system: DCR7 (record while driving)
  • 2009 - Nationwide Cyclorama coverage of the Netherlands
  • 2010 - Mass roll-out Globespotter® Webbased viewer

 

History - 2008

2011

  • DCR9 - 9th Generation digital recording system  
  • Point clouds - Started with 3D point clouds & textured mesh processing

 

2012

  • Cycloramic captering - 1st Cycloramic capturing in the USA and Germany

 

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2014 - 2015

  • 2014 - 10th Generation digital recording system: DCR 10
  • 2015 - Nationwide oblique (NL)

 

2017 - 2019

  • 2017 - New HTML5 viewer: Street Smart
  • 2018/2019 - Capturing LiDAR Data