High Performance, Hand Device for Photogrammetry
TopoMouse is an advanced, ergonomic free-hand device for moving the cursor in the XYZ directions on digital photogrammetric workstations, and for carrying out frequent photogrammetric operations rapidly and efficiently. TopoMouse is the tool for maximum productivity in time-consuming, routine tasks such as feature collection and DTM editing.
The TopoMouse can now be purchased directly from Pacific GeoProducts, Inc. For more information, please refer to www.Pac-Geo.com.
TopoMouse is compact, for convenient use by many types of operators. For greater comfort, it is also shaped with the “V” inverted from the position used in traditional photogrammetry. The metal Z-wheel has grip ridges and protrudes for easy thumb or forefinger contact.
The TopoMouse button and switch design is built to sustain millions of presses. To minimize dirt pick-up and simplify cleaning, the device moves on specially designed plastic pads (instead of felt). Without moving parts, the optical tracking in the X-Y direction ensures reliability.
All buttons and switches are software programmable and can be allocated to operations according to user preference. They can also be assigned to control clutching, shifting, sensitivity, and automatic slewing.
SOCET SET 5.5, released June 15, 2009, now supports the USB-version of the TopoMouse.