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

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What resampling technique should be used when projecting aerial photos?

I'm doing some time-intensive projecting of aerial photos, and I'm curious - what resampling technique is best to use on aerial photos? In ArcMap, my options are NEAREST, BILINEAR, CUBIC, and MAJORITY....
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Free aerial map images for commercial use - Alternatives to Google maps

we are developing a web based GIS platform. We were planning to use Google maps' satellite view as BASE LAYER and serve WMS content through Geoserver as NON-BASE LAYERS. However since our application ...
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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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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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Where can I get aerial images for commercial use?

Related question: Free aerial map images for commercial use - Alternatives to Google maps I'm looking for a service that will allow me to download images at up to 1 meter resolution. Currently our ...
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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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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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What format and settings to use for aerials photos in QGIS?

Following question which was more about handling Aerials with ArcGIS: Most Effective Format to Manage Aerial Photography for Viewing Only It seems there are 2 major options for storing / resampling /...
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ArcMap 10 - Extract raster cells from imagery based on RGB value

I've got some aerial photography (format: IMAGINE Image) which is detailed enough to see to fire hydrants and a shapefile of fire hydrants which was digitized based on some CAD data. My project is to ...
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What lens and camera settings are recomended for UAV (drone) aerial imagery capture? [closed]

I have been toying with the idea of purchasing/bowrrowing a UAV and attempting to capture my own aerial imagery. I have pretty good DSLR Canon gear and several lenses but I am wondering what lens, ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the best way to display a huge aerial image using GeoServer

I have an aerial image - almost 1.5 GB , GeoTIFF - and I have been trying to add it as a layer in GeoServer... Adding the layer went successful, but the performance was very bad. I tried to cache ...
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What is the correct way to merge adjoining raster images?

I am trying to create a raster base layer from NAIP ortho imagery. Unfortunately for me, the area of interest is very near the intersection of four image files. I have tried a few approaches to ...
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10 GB Raster Aerial Image in Quantum and POSTGIS

I have a problem... I have been successful in uploading the raster in postgis but when I access it through Qgis. it does not open even after several hours. I have 10GB aerial image raster and ...
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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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Using PHP to create a GIS Web application

I've developed many GIS Applications using ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 and 10.0 for ASP.NET . I'm wondering if i can do a GIS application using my SHAPE files and Pure PHP scripting . I've googled for that ...
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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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Using Phantom 3 Pro to capture aerial imagery for small site plans and derive DEM? [closed]

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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How to merge several google map images into one?

I want to have a high resolution aerial photo of a catchment area. I took some images from google maps and georeferenzed these and saved them as a layer file. but how can I merge them now that I have ...
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How to easily import aerial imagery into gvSIG?

I have used ArcView GIS 3.x for years. I have decided to try some of the free GIS desktop software. I am now trying gvSIG. One feature I was hoping for was the importation of aerial imagery relatively ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a source for leaf-off aerial imagery?

I am looking for leaf-off imagery for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. 1m leaf-off imagery would be ideal, although any substitute would be helpful. I need fairly high resolution imagery to distinguish ...
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Reproject an aerial layer in QGIS and then open with ArcEngine?

I have an Aerial layer (.SID file) which I would like to re-project in QGIS, then I would like to open it in ArcEngine. I've figured out how to do this with vector layers in GGIS, its just a right ...
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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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QGIS 2.14.3. positioning gap between open layers layer and aerial image

When I add aerial images from a recent survey (delivered in EPSG:31468, DHDN_3_Degree_Gauss_Zone_4) to an empty project together with an openlayers osm layer I'm facing a strange positioning issue. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Imagery on March 6, 2014 @ Lat 42dd55'22“ N, Long 079dd37'36” W

I am looking for any advice where to find imagery on March 6, 2014 (or a few days following) for: I have searched the USGS, ImageHunter, and Digital Globe with no luck. Does anyone have a resource ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to convert GeoTIFF to grayscale and add gaussian blur?

I have a giant GeoTIFF I'd like to convert to grayscale and add a gaussian blur to. As far as I know, GDAL can strip two of the three color bands and call it grayscale, which might work, but is there ...
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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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Merge single band and multi band color images

I do have 2 color images (orthophotomaps). One is only 1-band with color map and second is with 3-bands. How can I merge them with any FOSS tools or ArcGIS? Thanks a million
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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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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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.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 ...
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How to find matching pixel values in seperate rasters

I am looking to scan two separate rasters, capture the pixel information, then draw a polygon of the matching pixels. any thoughts? I am at a loss. Edit: I have two aerials, both are in ...