Agisoft Metashape is a cutting edge software solution, with its engine core driving photogrammetry to its ultimate limits, while the whole system is designed to deliver industry specific results relying on machine learning techniques for post-processing and analysis tasks.

The software allows to process images from RGB or multispectral cameras, including multi-camera systems, into dense point clouds, textured polygonal models, georeferenced true orthomosaics and DSMs/DTMs. Further postprocessing enables to eliminate shadows and texture artifacts from the models, calculate vegetation indices and extract information for farming equipment action maps, automatically classify dense point clouds, etc.

Very fast & highly accurate

Based on the state-of-the-art technology developed by Agisoft, Metashape allows for very fast processing, providing at the same time highly accurate results both for aerial and close-range photography (up to 3cm for aerial, and up to 1mm for close-range photography).

Local or cloud processing

Agisoft Metashape is capable of processing of 50 000+ photos across a local cluster, thanks to distributed processing functionality. Alternatively, the project can be easily sent to the cloud to minimize hardware investment, with all the processing options being still available.

Intuitive UI & stereo mode

The software package has a linear project-based workflow that is intuitive and can be easily mastered even by a non-specialist, while professional photogrammetrists can benefit from advanced features like stereo mode and have complete control over the results accuracy, with detailed report being generated at the end of processing.

Enhanced photogrammetric engine with rigorous statistical assessment

Photogrammetric engine inside Metashape software is developed to provide flexibility in the choice of the sensor, including support for frame, fish-eye and spherical cameras, as well as multi-camera systems, with new option to input slave offset reference to improve accuracy of the results.

For processing of the data captured with consumer cameras, in addition to rolling shutter compensation, Metashape 1.5 was enhanced to work with photo-invariant parameters for higher precision in case of unstable interior orientation parameters. To perform uncertainty analysis of the results, covariance data is now available for all BBA parameters (camera IO and EO parameters, GPS/IMU antenna offset, slave sensor offset, tie points).

Classical photogrammetry with user-friendly interface

Metashape enables to perform manual vectorization from stereo pairs using anaglyph glasses or specialized 3D displays for the tasks where it is necessary. Metashape 1.5 makes vectorization in stereo mode more convenient thanks to the possibility to directly select the stereo pair from the Photos pane, with the lock option to prevent from accidental switching. A new smart seamlines function automatically makes the seamlines bypass buildings and other objects to generate seamless orthomosaics based on DTMs.

Modern post-processing tools for your applications

Metashape is capable of eliminating shadows and texture artifacts from the models, calculating vegetation indices and extracting information for farming equipment action maps. With the new semantic classification of 3D point clouds, Metashape helps to solve the crucial task of higher-level interpretation of the scanned data.

Using modern machine learning techniques Metashape 1.5 enables automatic dense point cloud classification into Ground, Vegetation, Building, Road and Car classes.

Local / Network processing / Cloud

Metashape is optimized for multi-core CPUs and multi-GPU systems for fast generation of the results. Distributed processing on a HPC cluster helps to speed up all the calculations for massive data sets even further. Metashape 1.5 presents cloud processing option integrated in the application user interface for those who don’t want to invest in the hardware infrastructure. Different payment plans are offered depending on the project demands.

Seamless orthomosaic for Surveying & Mapping

Metashape is a perfect tool for aerial imagery processing. The functionality of the program is being constantly developed according to the tasks set by rapidly emerging UAS industry. Metashape has proved to be a professional level post-processing tool capable of dense point clouds generation and classification for further exceptionally detailed DSMs/DTMs calculations and high-resolution seamless orthomosaics export, not to mention reconstruction of precise polygonal models of large scale objects. It is an indispensable part of GIS workflow starting with a UAV system.

Highly accurate measurements for Mining & Quarrying

Highly accurate DEMs produced by Metashape lay the grounds for precise area and volume measurements, both for excavations and piles. Once multiple flights performed at different time moments, Metashape allows for volume change tracking, soil erosion and glacier studies.

Automatic non-coded targets detection capability saves up on human work in inspection projects done on a regular basis.

Customized vegetation index calculation for Precision Agriculture & Environmental Management

With support for panchromatic, multispectral and thermal imagery, Metashape seamlessly integrates into workflows involving processing of data from diverse sources, like vegetation and soil analysis, fires and night studies, etc. Vegetation indices calculation according to a user-defined formula allows to analyze crop problems and generate prescriptions for variable rate farming equipment.

Consumer camera support for Archaeology & Documentation

Archaeology more and more often relies on photogrammetric approaches today, be it a need to model an artifact or a demand for an excavation mapping. Thanks to the capability to process imagery from any digital camera, Metashape is widely used in various archaeological projects both up in the mountains and deep under the water, including special researches like a greenery pattern study to find ancient ruins under the ground or a rock art documentation and analysis project.

Oblique imagery support for Architecture & Cultural Heritage Preservation

Numerous projects prove that Metashape is a quality tool to solve the tasks of facade and building modeling.

With support for oblique imagery processing, Metashape allows to reconstruct the whole building, which can be employed for virtual tours creation, with reconstruction results being exhibited as illustrative models of large-scale cultural heritage objects. 3D models of partially ruined monuments and artifacts generated with Metashape present reliable basis for restoration works thanks to exceptional accuracy of reconstruction results.

Photorealistic textures for Visual Effects & Game Design

Thanks to being highly detailed and photorealistic, Metashape models meet the strict requirements of professional animation studios, which successfully employ the software for movie and game production.

Face and body capture results, being among the most demanded ones, prove that Metashape potential goes beyond one’s imagination.

Features Professional Edition Standard Edition
Photogrammetric triangulation + +
Dense point cloud: generation and editing + +
3D model: generation and texturing + +
Spherical panorama stitching + +
Fisheye camera support + +
Spherical and cylindrical camera support +  
Dense point cloud: classification +  
DEM: georeferenced DSM / DTM export +  
Georeferenced orthomosaic export +  
Orthomosaic seamline editing   +  
Markers / scale bars support +  
Ground control points support +  
Coded / non-coded targets auto detection +  
Multispectral imagery processing +  
NDVI and other vegetation indices calculation +  
Hierarchical tiled model generation +  
4D modeling for dynamic scenes +  
Python scripting +  
Network processing +  
OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Debian/Ubuntu + +
Floating Licenses +  

Licensing Options

Agisoft offers rehostable node-locked and floating licenses. Metashape license is NOT time-limited.

Metashape license includes 12 month of e-mail based technical support and entitles the licensee to free updates of the software up to the version 1.9.x (see the current released version number at Installer page).

To support education in the field of photogrammetry, Agisoft offers educational licenses to educational institutions. Please remember that Metashape license does not allow to provide access to the software to the third parties, in particular, over the Internet, including, without limitation, in connection with a web hosting, commercial time sharing, service bureau, or similar service.

Node-Locked License

Node-Locked License (previously called Stand-Alone license) is a rehostable node-locked license, i.e. one license allows to activate the program at one machine only, however, the license can be transferred to a different computer if needed. Node-Locked license allows to use Metashape software in all kinds of paid and unpaid projects. The license is available both to individuals and legal entities, such as companies, firms, museums, research institutions, governmental institutions, etc.

Floating License

Floating license allows to install the program on as many computers as desired and run it, at any one time, on as many systems as the number of licenses purchased indicates. One computing machine shall be designated as the "license server"; the license server utility installed on it will manage license distribution across the network of computers where the program has been installed. Floating license is available for Agisoft Metashape Professional Edition only.

Educational License

Educational licenses (rehostable node-locked) and Educational Floating licenses are available exclusively to accredited educational institutions, their employees and students of such institutions. Only officially accredited educational institutions are eligible to obtain Agisoft Metashape educational licenses. This includes: universities, colleges, junior colleges, scientific and technical schools, vocational schools, and correspondence schools. Educational or Educational Floating licenses can also be purchased by students and officially employed teaching and research staff of officially accredited educational institutions. Any educational license prohibits all commercial uses of the software. Educational / Educational Floating and Node-Locked / Floating licenses differ legally but are technically identical.


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