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Referencing a raster by center coordinate

I'm concerned with producing mosaics from UAV thermal IR video frames. I exported several several frames containing the temperature values in a matrix (.csv). From camera specifications and flight ...
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UAVs and using ground control

I have been having a conversation at the office about whether to use ground control when using drones/UAVs to capture aerial images. The ground control that I am referring too is any permanent survey ...
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Can the Phantom 3 Pro be used to capture aerial imagery for small site plans and to 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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Create web map tiles from large images

I have 70Gb of raster data from drone photography that I need to serve via Openlayers. The data is currently provided as georeferenced jpegs each is 175Mgb in size. What is the best strategy to cut ...
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Software for image orientation (aerial triangulation)

I'm trying find a software which can orient an UAV Imagery using GCPs (Ground control points in UTM Coordinates system) and Camera calibration (only camera focal length, p1,p2, k0, k1, k2, k3 and ...
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Stereoscopy Software

I'm learning the Manual Photogrammetry process, Stereoscopy, to Process UAV Imagery. I'd like to know about others software, especially open source or low cost. ERDAS Imagine, Erdas Extensions for ...
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UAV Image collection Procedure

Do we need to collect ground control points before flying drones or do the drones collect control points during their flight ?
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How to determine bare earth from unclassified LAS file

I have data in LAS format with RGB values created from Aerial photogrammetry using a UAV. I am trying to find a solution to extract the bare earth to create my DTM from the DSM. I have tried SAGA, ...
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How to create a TIN from UAV images or Google Earth images

I'm starting using ArcGis and I would like to create a TIN from UAV images. What are the steps that I have to follow? I think: Mosaic the images, merge o join. (I have 40 aereal pictures in .JPG) ...
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georeference and orthorectification of aerial photos

I am trying to process photos taken with a tetracam ADC micro camera placed on a UAV. I have GPS coordinates and mavlink logs providing roll, pitch and yaw of the UAV. I am having a real hard time ...
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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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Is there an alternative for ERDAS IMAGINE AutoSync (eventuelly for QuantumGis)?

I had the possibility to work with a Demo-Version of the ERDAS IMAGINE module AutoSync. I have different geo-rasters (i.e. geoTIFFs) produced by UAV photography and which have to be matched the best ...
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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 ...
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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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What software to use for making digital elevation models from UAV aerial imagery?

I have a an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, also called a drone) and would like to use it to create a digital elevation model and orthomosaic over a smaller area (10 km2). My platform will be able to ...
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What Open Source (command line/API) method is there to orthorectify and georeference an aerial image given telemetry data?

How can I take an image and orthorectify it automatically with open source software? The information associated with each image is: camera specs latitude, longitude, elevation of the camera ...