Photographs taken from an airplane or another aircraft within the Earth's atmosphere.

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What countries allow commercial use of drones to collect aerial imagery?

Currently the US government forbids commercial use of drones to collect aerial imagery. The FAA is supposedly reviewing this to determine what sorts of restrictions are needed to allow this to happen ...
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Old imagery WMTS

I am looking for a web imagery tile service that provides old imagery, in the same vein as Google Earth's old imagery, but one that could be integrated into an OpenLayer or Leaflet map. Any idea ? ...
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Aerial picture - how can I extract water drainages on a crop (to vectorize them)

I have a RGB aerial picture of an agricultural crop. The drainages (hundreds of them) can be barely seen because they a very slightly greener then the surrounding crop area (picture is from April). ...
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Satellite/Aerial Imagery for Nepal for mapping in OpenStreetMap

I was trying to map places in Nepal using satellite imagery but there is no high resolution imagery available at zoom level 15-16 . I was looking to map places like Illam, Dhankuta. Is there a free ...
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Using FME to draw polygons around roads using aerial photography

I am trying to use FME to draw polygons around the extents of road using aerial imagery. I have a Road Centreline table that I have buffered 5m and put this through a RasterGCPClipper so only the ...
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Options for Aerials QGIS 2.10

I'm looking for options to add aerials to my QGIS Project. The OpenLayers plugin doesn't work (it says it's only available for versions 2.0 - 2.2), so I'm stuck moving from ArcMap to QGIS. Is there ...
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Managing Many Georeferenced Large Files in ArcMap?

Does anyone have any ideas on how to best handle many large georeferenced files in an ArcMap Document? I have somewhere around 250 individual historic aerials (none being in the same place or from ...
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How to extract clear cut areas from dried trees in forests

I have 40 cm resolution aerial image with visible and near-infrared bands. Purpose is to extract dried trees in forest. I used multiresolution segmentation algorithm to extract individual trees and ...
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Changing QGIS map from ' bird's eye / aerial view' to normal view?

While working in a map, the map changed in to bird's eye view'. I've managed to get the base layer back into 'normal' view by changing the coordinate reference. The other layers are still in aerial ...
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Software for Stitching Aerial Photographs?

I am looking for software that is capable of stitching together large number of aerial photographs. The photos are taken with a high quality DSLR from a small helicopter, they cover about 100 meters, ...
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aerial photo to georeferenced mosaic with X,Y, Z, omega, phi, kappa

It's worth mentioning that I'm not very experienced. I have a bunch of aerial photos acquired with digital camera. Photos were taken by night to detect streetlights. Each has 60% forward overlap. I ...
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Individual tree extraction [duplicate]

I would like to extract individual trees in ArcMap 10.1. I have 1.3 meter resolution DSM data created from aerial images. I used Crown Height Model to extract tree heights (as attached file), but I am ...
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What can I use to have aerial imaging delivered via slippy URL format

We have been given a license to aerial imaging from a local supplier. They are available in: * 1km x 1km tiles in MGA coordinates in both TIFF and ECW file format * Mosaiced blocks in MGA coordinates ...
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Four band raster - ColorInterp of the IR band

I have a four band aerial photography raster. The bands contain Red, Green, Blue, and IR data. Using GDALInfo we get something like this currently: Band 1 Block=2933x1 Type=UInt16, ColorInterp=...
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Index TAB for large raster files

I received a batch of aerial images along with an index file that essentially tells me which aerial image covers each 20x20km tile. Can I also create this type of index TAB through MapInfo?
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Aerial mosaic of thermography

I have a large set of aerial images (thermography) some of them are very tilted due to the airplane turning. I want to merge all the images into a unique orthorectified image. I have not the GPS ...
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Provider of hyperspectral imagery SWIR band

I'm looking for aerial hyperspectral imaging with SWIR band; size of ground pixel should not exceed 5m and dated not earlier as 2015. Could you propose provider such of data ? Area of interest is ...
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Looking for Aerial Photography Flight Planning plugin

Where I can find a plugin called A M Flight Planner?
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Orthorectify large set aerial images [duplicate]

I have a large set of images that I want to stitch the together and orthorectify. They have been taken from a small aircraft. The camera of the aircraft is tilted, thereby, although gps data is ...
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Change management of aerial photos of same fields

I am looking for an automated solution with capable to stitch aerial photographs and the result can be integrated into Google Maps. Furthermore it has an ability to show discrepancies on a new layer ...
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Is there an efficient way of sending a large raster image?

Rather simple question: I have two large raster images that are stored in ArcSDE. I need to send these images to someone else, and post it on their ftp site. What is the most efficient way to send ...
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Are there any open source tools for the processing of UAV images?

I have aerial photographs taken by a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). I want to do ortho mosaicing and DEM creation to do volumetric analysis. Are there any open source tools that process the UAV images?...
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Using historical imagery Google Maps API for Business

Is there a way using Google Maps API for Business to see historical aerial imagery, like you can in Google Earth Pro, with the slider bar they have at the top of GEP?
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Using Phantom 3 Pro to capture aerial imagery for small site plans and derive DEM?

I am curious if this consumer UAV can be used to capture imagery for further processing to stitch seamless imagery and to use as input into stereo/photogrametry software to create reasonably accurate ...
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Automating clipping of aerial photos

I have received many unclipped Colour Infrared Aerial photos (around 1000) which have been georeferenced but still have the black thick borders including flight information etc. The images are of ...
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Guide to aerial or space data types and availability

I am overwhelmed by the variety of types of satellite and aerial data (images?) available online. For example, at the USGS Earth Explorer data page, I see AVHRR; CEOS;Ikonos and OrbView; EO-1; GLS; ...
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Google Earth/Maps aerials via arc2earth producing cuts in PDF output

I just purchased a month of arc2earth. They provide Google imagery backgrounds with great resolution and display fine in ArcMap but after exporting to PDF they have these triangular cuts as seen here: ...
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Setting colour on point cloud data from raster

I was reading this article: 14 ways to take charge of lidar data. Number 12 states that you can change the colour of your point-cloud data by using a raster image. Does anyone know the process for ...
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High Resolution Imagery in the public domain

Needed a online high resolution imagery for USA free to be used anyone for personal and commercial* purposes. RGB 2012-2015 Whole country coverage 0,5-2 meters per pixel WMS or TMS Any suggestion?...
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Aerial Photograph Footprint Size Calculation

I was wondering what an easy formula to calculate the dimensions of the ground covered by an aerial photograph. I know the following: camera sensor size (mm x mm) camera focal length (mm) height ...
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Where can I find historic aerials for some areas in Dona Ana County, New Mexico?

How do I find several historic aerials from the mid-1970's or early 1980's and where can I download them and I would like them to be free of charge. Cheers,
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Batch rectifying 200+ historic aerial images?

I have acquired historic aerial imagery for the surrounding towns, circa 1954, and the images have no georeference. I am looking for software to help me batch-rectify the 200+ images. I have current ...
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Land cover modifications in different time periods

I have several shapefiles which contain buildings built in different periods from 1948 to 2013. My question is how could I see which buildings for example in were built 1948 but are missing in later ...
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Is there a software package that allows users to create map tiles?

We would like to create map tiles to be used via mobile device in the field in an offline environment. The imagery will come from our personal collection of aerial images taken via UAV.
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Drawing aerial routes for flights on Google Maps API between two markers?

I have been drawing route till now using DirectionService. But now my current requirement is to draw a route on air.I did some research and found this link which helps us to draw curved polylines ...
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Counting plants in aerial images using unsupervised classification?

I am relatively new to GIS and I have the following problem: I want to extract the number of plants per row in a crop land. I have and RGB mosaic from aerial images. I think that I could do an ...
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Problems exporting aerial imagery from QGIS

Looked around but couldn't find the answer to my question, so here goes. I am trying to export some decent quality (300dpi) aerial images from QGIS using the OpenLayers plugin. Sometimes it works, and ...
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Combine aerial imagery pictures to create a layer

We are looking for software or a web service that we can put in pictures we took using our weather balloon to create a single image, that we can use as a layer for our GIS project. Preferably free, or ...
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merging raster aerials in QGIS issue

I follow the instructions here very closely and yet every time QGIS gets caught in a loop. It takes a few small rasters totally less than 100mb and creates HUGE gb files and will not stop until python....
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How to avoid the ESRI basemap (Bing imagery) to update?

In my ongoing research, I intend to map transformations. That implies that, based on the ESRI basemap from Bing imagery, I draw certain features (in different layers) as they are today and as they are ...
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Extract Aerial Imagery using QGIS

I need to create city-wide (Warsaw in this case) aerial based map, pretty detailed (clearly visible buildings and possibly 1-pixel-sized cars. So far the only way I found is: Using this method: http:...
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How to digitize RGB TIFF automatically

Is it possible to digitize RGB TIFF by color - I need to select all the vegetation cover types from the image below, which is a part of an aerial photography of an island (http://george.wildlifeintel....
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Cropping aerial image using Python?

How can I crop an area from an aerial image knowing the latitude and longitude of the image's corners and also the cropped section? I have a LiDAR scan and I and want to crop an image overlay to fit ...
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Best practice for aerial photo stitching and georeferencing

I need to georeference 53 air photos from 1981 (1:25,000 scale) and was wondering what would be the most efficient, defensible, and accurate option. For context, the air photos are following a highway ...
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Ortho-rectification of Aerial Image

I took an aerial image of our farm using RC quadcopter. How am I going to orthorectify this image? Please can you help me with detailed instructions/methods involving the process.
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How to compare aerial and satellite images for land use analysis?

I am interested to compare the land use-cover dynamics for four periods: 1950s, 1980s, 1990s and current for a certain area having a max size of 5000 ha. For the first three periods detailed aerial ...
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Looking for a QGIS solution to make aerial imagery ArcSDE compatiable [closed]

Would like to avoid having to use 3d Analyst and use free raster tools in QGIS or elsewhere to make aerial rasters ArcSDE compatible. This 18 page work flow is what I am trying to use. Any suggestions ...
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Clipping aerial image pairs by their overlapping area

I have a set of aerial images which I am trying to clip by their overlapping areas, for use in a more involved program I am writing. Is there a command line based tool out there with an easy method ...
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Clip Aerial Image Pair by Overlapping Area?

I have a set of aerial images which I am trying to clip by their overlapping areas, for use in a more involved program I am writing in Python with Python Imaging Library (PIL). Is there a command ...
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.ecw versus.ers

I have two (seemingly identical) historic Aerial photos of my county of interest. One has a .ecw file extension and one has a .ers extension. I've been using the .ecw without trouble, but wanted to ...