I have several very large image datasets from a AUV survey, essentially aerial imagery, that I need to bring into a GIS environment and have them display at the proper spatial scale, orientation and location. The images had no GPS EXIF metadata embedded, but with the help of EXIFTool I have appended this information. X,Y,height above seafloor(Altitude), vehicle heading, focal length.
We have a MATLAB script that will mosaic raw images together, but this survey was poorly conducted and there are gaps in the along track overlap and no cross-track overlap.
My hope is that I can bring them into ArcGIS as a mosaic_dataset or something similar in QGIS. They do not need to be stitched together, just displayed in their proper location, orientation and spatial scale.
How do I define the spatial scale of an image (Hopefully batch for the ~8000/dataset), and the orientation? Each image should cover real world area of 2.5m x 4m.