About company

25+
years
years of success on worldwide
50+
specialists
800 companies, 8000 workplaces
Since its foundation in 1993 our company has been developing an innovative digital mapping software for processing aerial, space and terrestrial imagery. Our flagship product PHOTOMOD was one of the first digital photogrammetric systems on the market that was designated for working on off-the-shelf PCs.

Our mission

Racurs company’s business mission is to provide the world-wide geospatial community with advanced and cost-effective digital photogrammetry solutions and services for creation of wide range of output products from the available remote sensing data.

Our history

2018

  • Racurs: A Quarter of a Century in the Geoinformation Market. The Feodosy Nikolaevich Krasovsky Award for the best scientific and technical developments in geodesy and cartography

  • PHOTOMOD 6.4: Automatic generation of textured 3D-models (3D-TIN), radical speeding up of satellite blocks adjustment, easing of PHOTOMOD UAS restriction on input image size to 80 MP.

  • PHOTOMOD software is available at the cloud-based platform GeoCloud.work.

  • A distributor agreement with the Space Rocket Centre Progress.

  • Exhibited: Interexpo GEO-Siberia 2018 (Russia), Smart Geospatial Expo (Republic of Korea), INTERGEO (Germany), United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (China).

  • 18th International Scientific and Technical Conference “FROM IMAGERY TO DIGITAL REALITY: ERS & Photogrammetry”, September 24-27, 2018.

2017

  • PHOTOMOD 6.3: fully automatic generation of True Ortho, more user-friendly PHOTOMOD UAS interface, increased reliability of UAS aerial triangulation.

  • PHOTOMOD distribution agreements with DIT Space SRL (Costa Rica) and TerraLink (Kazakhstan).

  • Exhibited: Geospatial World Forum (India), GEO-Siberia (Russia) INTERGEO (Germany).

  • 17th International Scientific and Technical Conference “FROM IMAGERY TO DIGITAL REALITY: ERS & Photogrammetry”, October 16-19, 2017, Hadera, Israel.

  • SI Imaging Services and Racurs concluded an agreement on mutually beneficial promotion of KOMPSAT data and PHOTOMOD.

2016

  • PHOTOMOD 6.1: dense DSM creation algorithm, StereoMeasure — forest valuation tools.

  • PHOTOMOD dealer agreement with TERRANALISIS LTDA (Chile).

  • Exhibited: GEO-Siberia (Russia), ASPRS (USA), ISPRS (Czech Republic), INTERGEO (Germany), Geomatics (Iran), Agrimensura (Cuba).

  • 16th International Scientific and Technical Conference “FROM IMAGERY TO MAP: digital photogrammetric technologies”, November 14-17, Agra, India.

  • PHOTOMOD Lite 2016 Contest.

2015

  • PHOTOMOD 6.0.2: new localization architecture including Chinese, English, Greek, Russian, Spanish languages.

  • PHOTOMOD distribution agreement with SI Imaging Services (Korea).

  • Exhibited: INTERGEO (Germany), GEO-Siberia (Russia), CUBA-2015 (Cuba), “Space Days in Kazakhstan” (Kazakhstan).

  • Organized: Regional seminar “Modern photogrammetric technologies. New possibilities of PHOTOMOD 6.0”, June 4, 2015,Astana, Kazakhstan. Russian-Vietnam seminar “Russian Technology of Remote Sensing Data Receiving and Processing”, December 7-9, 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 15th International Scientific and Technical Conference “From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies”, October 26-29, 2015, Yucatan, Mexico.

  • Agreement with SI Imaging Services (Korea) on KOMPSAT-2,3,5 distribution in Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan.

2014

  • PHOTOMOD 6.0: new possibilities, increase of RSD data processing volume and rate.

  • PHOTOMOD UAS — stand-alone full photogrammetric UAS-oriented software.

  • ISO 9000 certified.

  • Partnership agreement with National Company “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary”.

  • PHOTOMOD distribution agreement with OFEK Aerial Photography (Israel).

  • Exhibited: INTERGEO (Berlin, Germany), GEO-Siberia (Novosibirsk, Russia).

  • Organized: Third regional seminar: “3D-modeling. DPW PHOTOMOD” (Ekaterinburg, Russia), the regional seminar in Kazakhstan “Modern technologies of RSD processing. DPW PHOTOMOD”, 14th International Scientific and Technical Conference “From Imagery to Map: Digital Photogrammetric Technologies”, China.

  • PHOTOMOD education seminars were held in Greece, India, Russia.

  • Quantity of the orthomaps, 3D-models, DTMs were created by the Production Department.

2013

  • Racurs Celebrates 20 Successful Years.

  • PHOTOMOD 5.24: ability to process SPOT 6 imagery, full localization in Chinese, new DEM edit toolbar, speeding up the new operations in distributed processing mode.

  • Agreements with: RAM Trade company (Kazakhstan), PHOTOMAP (Slovak).

  • GeoForm+ 2013, GeoSiberia 2013, Earth from Space, INTERGEO 2013, GEO-GIS Mongolia, Geomatics-2013 (GeoCuba), 13th International Scientific and Technical Conference “From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies” (France).

  • PHOTOMOD education seminars were held in Greece, Turkey, China, France, Cuba, Russia.

  • Quantity of the orthomaps were created by the Production Department.

  • PHOTOMOD 5.24: ability to process Canopus-B and Pleiades imagery, the templates for fast and convenient vectorization of roofs, support of new type of metadata for frame VisionMap A3 images.

  • PHOTOMOD Lite Contest.

  • Personal Account Service.

  • Agreement with Astrium GEO-Information Services.

  • XXII ISPRS Congress, Russian-Chinese PHOTOMOD seminar, INTERGEO, Geoform+, GEO-Siberia, 12th International Scientific and Technical Conference “From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies” (Algarve, Portugal).

2011

  • PHOTOMOD 5.2. New adjustment best for UAV, 3D models with textures in 3D-Mod module, new pushbroom scanner images adjustment.

  • Agreements with Galantis (USA), Navayuga Middle East FZC (UAE), Geomatica Ingenieria (Colombia).

  • Geoform+ 2011, GEO-Siberia — 2011, Earth from Space — the Most Effective Solutions, 11th International Scientific and Technical Conference "From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies" (Spain).

  • New learning opportunities: webinars, video tutorials.

  • Quantity of orthomaps were created by Production Department.

2010

  • PHOTOMOD 5.1: GPGPU technology support, new algorithm of DTM building and filtering, lidar data converting to DEM of unlimited size.
  • Special PHOTOMOD HPC Edition for high-performance computing clusters.

  • PHOTOMOD Radar: new software tool of coherent co-registration of SAR images and coherent change detection, quality estimation software tools.

  • Agreement with Geosatelites, S.A. (Nicaragua).

  • INTERGEO EAST, Geoform+, GEO-Siberia, Map Asia, Xth International Scientific and Technical Conference “From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies” (Gaeta, Italy).

  • 4000 orthomaps were created by Production Department.


2009

  • PHOTOMOD 5.0. New level of automation and productivity.
  • Agreements with Alezi Teodolini (Brazil), Media Data Communication (Indonesia), GEOINFO SERVICES (Malaysia), CIS GmbH (Germany).

  • GeoEye´s Most Innovative International Channel/Reseller.

  • PHOTOMOD has been certified for using in Russian Ministry of Defence.

  • Geoform+ 2009, GEO-Siberia — 2009, IVth International Conference "Earth from Space - the Most Effective Solutions", 2nd IXth International Scientific and Technical Conference "From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies" (Attica, Greece).

  • Quantity of orthomaps were created by Production Department.


2008

  • PHOTOMOD 4.4: new GCP Survey module, 3D objects while exporting to AutoCAD, direct input of GPS data, distributed processing.

  • PHOTOMOD Radar: new Ship detection, Sea-Waves analysis modules, Polarimetric processor.

  • Agreements with Sistemi Avanzati srl (Italy) and SIGMAGEO (Portugal)

  • ISPRS, INTERGEO EAST, Geoform+ 2008, GEO-Siberia, VIIIth International Scientific and Technical Conference "From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies" (Porec, Croatia).

  • 4000 orthomaps were created by Production Department. 3D modeling of cities.

2007

PHOTOMOD 4.3: block layout by projection centers only, bundle adjustment, TIN simplifying with user-defined level of accuracy.

PHOTOMOD 4.2: radiometric correction of images, support of hand wheels/foot pedals for stereo vectorization, pan-sharpening.

PHOTOMOD Radar 4.2: image processing tools, oil spill detection processor.

Geomatica-2007, INTERGEO EAST, Geoform+ 2007, GEO-Siberia — 2007, VIIth International Scientific and Technical Conference "From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies" (Nessebar, Bulgaria).

Racurs has been awarded the Big Gold Medal of Siberian Fair in the frame of GEO-Siberia — 2007.

2006

  • PHOTOMOD 4.1: "monoblock" and "stereoblock" processing for all supported scanner sensors.

  • PHOTOMOD 4.0: fully automated tie points measurement, RPC-stereoblock processing.

  • Agreement with GIS Sofia (Bulgaria), "Uralgeoinform" (Russia).

  • INTERGEO EAST, Geoform+ 2006, GEO-Siberia — 2006, VI International PHOTOMOD User Conference (Budva, Becici).

  • Racurs has been awarded the Big Gold Medal of Siberian Fair in the frame of GEO-Siberia — 2006.

2005

  • PHOTOMOD 3.8.: working with georeferenced raster maps in AT and StereoDraw modules. 
    PHOTOMOD GeoMosaic: georeferencing and mosaicking raster images from a number of external formats independently of the PHOTOMOD system.

  • License agreement with ORBIMAGE, Inc. 

  • Racurs won the World Bank's tender to supply forestry enterprises with software tools. 

  • V International PHOTOMOD User Conference (Jurmala).

2004

  • PHOTOMOD 3.6. New modules: PHOTOMOD StereoLink (stereo feature extraction within Microstation environment) and PHOTOMOD Radar (SAR data processing). 
    PHOTOMOD 3.7: epipolar transformation “on-the-fly”, QuickBird and IKONOS mono blocks processing, SPOT 5 imagery processing (HRG and HRS sensors).

  • XXth ISPRS Congress in Istanbul, IV International PHOTOMOD User Conference (Minsk).

  • Agreement with the Czech company GEODIS Brno, certification of PHOTOMOD Ver.3.6 by Space Imaging

2003

  • PHOTOMOD 3.5. ASTER, IKONOS, QuickBird images processing.

  • Delivery of 28 sets of PHOTOMOD within a tender in lot 5-C of LARIS project of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for Russian Federal Land Survey Cadastre centers in Irkutsk and Saratov.

  • Racurs was licenced by the Federal service of geodesy and cartography of Russia to cartographical production.

  • The IIIrd International PHOTOMOD User Conference (Golitsino). Celebration of Racurs 10 years jubilee.

2002

  1. PHOTOMOD 3.11. Automatic interior orientation in AT module. Introduction of Mosaic module.

  2. The IInd International PHOTOMOD User Conference (St. Petersburg).

  3. Production project: aerial survey data processing of electric power lines (about 6000 images).

2001

  • PHOTOMOD 3.0. Network technology, scanner space imagery processing.

  • The Ist International PHOTOMOD User Conference (Irkutsk).

  • Production Department formation, realization of first photogrammetric processing projects.

  • Further system development: graphic user interface in Solver module, support for compressed images.

  • New site www.racurs.ru.

  • PHOTOMOD AT module - Block triangulation and adjustment.

  • Introduction of VectOr module, based on GIS "Panorama".

  • PHOTOMOD becomes a registered trade mark in Russia.

1998

  • Stereo feature extraction with code table.

  • Entrance into ISPRS as a sustaining member.

  • PHOTOMOD ScanCorrect. DTP scanner calibration.

  • Sertification of the PHOTOMOD software by FCC Zemlya for using in Russian State Land Use Committee organisations.

1996

  • PHOTOMOD StereoDraw. 3D vectorization in stereo.

  • First agreements with foreign dealers.

1995

  • PHOTOMOD DTM (DTM creation and editing, contour lines generation, orthorectification).

  • PHOTOMOD VectOr (object drawing and editing on orthophoto).

  • Entrance into GIS Market Support Association of Russia.

1994
  • The first commercially available version of PHOTOMOD. Single stereopair orientation, stereo visualization, matching.
1993
  • Racurs company foundation.
Team
Dr. Victor Adrov
«The ambitiousness of our plans and the high qualifications of our personnel underpin the company’s business development»
Dr. Victor Adrov
Managing Director
Dr. Andrey Sechin
«Our software developers are not coders; they are firstly scientists and mathematicians. This makes PHOTOMOD one of the best DPW in the world»
Dr. Andrey Sechin
Scientific Director
Alexander Chekurin
«We consider every sale of our products or services as the start of a long-term, mutually beneficial co-operation between us and our customer»
Alexander Chekurin
Commercial Director
 Alexander Smirnov
«...the main thing — everything is functioning»
Alexander Smirnov
Technical Director
Dmitry Kochergin
«The technical support group is a strong bridge between our customers’ wishes and the efforts of our developers. We are happy to raise its give and take capacities higher and higher!»
Dmitry Kochergin
Head of the Technical Support Department
Dr. Vladimir Novoselov
«Developing of a competitive photogrammetric software requires not only a deep knowledge in the field of programming, but also a serious scientific background. Therefore, we pay great attention to the comprehensive education of our employees»
Dr. Vladimir Novoselov
Head of Software Development Department
Dr. Victor Adrov
Dr. Andrey Sechin
Alexander Chekurin
 Alexander Smirnov
Dmitry Kochergin
Dr. Vladimir Novoselov

Licenses and certificates

Certificate of conformity of State Military Standard РВ 0015-002-2012
Certificate of conformity GOST ISO 9001-2011 (ISO 9001:2008). Registration N2 SDS.AR.SMK.01442-17
PHOTOMOD software was certified by Space Imaging (CO, USA) for IKONOS imagery processing
Certificate of conformity to Mine-surveying work with PHOTOMOD (RU.2018.С.0024)
National Geographic Information Institute granted PHOTOMOD to be an official Photogrammetric Suite in South Korea.
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