Questions tagged [unmanned-aerial-vehicle]

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Drone is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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Georeference single drone image from EXIF data

Looking for an algorithm (python, formulas, whatever...) to georeference a single drone image based on its EXIF data. Specifically, I need to translate drone GPS latitude and longitude (after ...
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Seeking software for making digital elevation models from UAV aerial imagery

I have 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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How to implement multilevel classification in eCognition (segmenting imagery at different scales)

I am trying to perform a ground cover classification in eCognition using UAV RGB imagery of a forest ecosystem, with multiresolution segmentation algorithm and NN classification. Since there are ...
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Converting a FLIR image CSV to TIFF using Python

I have a geolocated CSV file containing one lat, long coordinate for the entire thermal image. I would like to convert this CSV to a TIFF using Python so that each pixel contains a temperature. All ...
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Georeferencing multiple “slightly” overlapping drone orthomosaics

Situation: I collected around 2000 drone images over 200 ha. My computer does not have the resources to render one large orthomosaic at once, so I decided to split my dataset into 8 and produce 8 ...
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Performing Radiometric Calibration of Sequoia Imagery? [closed]

I recently bought a used Sequoia camera and when I bought it, I was under the impression that the sun irradiance sensor and calibration plate would calibrate all my images in real time and I wouldn't ...
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Setting LAS Class Codes in ArcGIS Pro too slow

I have seen similar questions, but they don't quite relate to my particular issue. I classified habitat in a high-resolution drone orthomosaic image of a 300-m long stretch of beach, then used Raster ...
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QGIS: multiple mosaics bands to 1 Visual RGB

I have UAV raster converted with Pix4D mapper in transparents mosaics blue, green, red, nir, pir. Which tool can I use to translate into a visual RGB image?
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How large area can be scanned from one drone (UAV)? [closed]

I have a drone mounted GNSS enabled camera. I can read the EXIF data from these images. From the EXIF data I can confirm the CCD size, the location, lens focal length, the f-stop, elevation (UGL), ...
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Difference between GIS mapping and Photogrammetric mapping

I can't seem to understand both type of mapping. I am planning to make a drone for mapping and I am confused about picking one. My purpose is to take photos of specific area and do 3D modeling of that ...
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Determining Bounding Points of UAV Images

I know the EXIF data from drones contains the GPS point central to the photo to provide photo location. What I'd like is to determine the lat/lon of the four corners of the image. I've done a pretty ...
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Do I need IMU data for image stitching and orthomosaic generation?

Background: I am working on low-cost raspberry pi based camera system to integrate it on drones as an external module. So, I am using Pi camera and UBLOX Low cost GPS receiver which logs data in CSV ...
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Smooth mosaicking of smaller orthomosaics to form a homogenous mosaic

This image below is generated using Erdas Imagine where I used mosaicpro tool to create a super mosaic of orthomosaics generated using PIX4d I used following options: Color Balancing Color Dodging ...
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Finding long, lat coordinates of points on building pictured by drone

How do I get the formula for calculating lat, long coordinates on the attached picture? Here is the EXIF file. The problem is that we don't know the horizontal distance from the building to a drone. ...
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ArcGIS Pro 2.4.0 Image Segmentation - Higher spectral and spatial detail for high-resolution images?

I was watching a video regarding image segmentation in ArcGIS Pro 2.4.0. It was an ESRI event (2018), so the presenters were ESRI employees. Here's the video I am referring to: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Automatically georeference non-intersecting UAS photos based on contained EXIF metadata

I need to know how to automatically create georeferenced rasters from multiple non-intersecting photos taken by UAS DJI Phantom 4 Pro. All EXIF metadata is present in every photo - coordinates, ...
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Best way to correct UAS imagery sun glint over a water surface

I have a challenge of where there is a sun glint which includes both specular and non-specular brightening of a water surface on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAS) imagery. Please see the raw image below ...
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Why do RGB values seem very high for my multispectral orthomosaic imagery?

I am using ArcGIS Pro (2.4.2) to analyze a 5-band multispectral image captured with a Matrice 200 (UAV). All image processing has been done with Agisoft Metashape, which includes calibrating spectral ...
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Building zig-zag lines (Drone flight path)

I need to create a line path like the one below. I have to create a flight plan for an inspection with drone of a solar plant and I know the length of every single row and the distance between row, so ...
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Obtaining the average red, green, blue values within grid cells in QGIS?

Is there a way to obtain the average red, green, blue values within grid cells in QGIS?
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Selecting grid cells by color of image

I have a surface model raster layer. Is there any way to select only the light colored cells? Or just the cells with a certain color characteristic such as color value? This is a DSM of crop plots ...
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Drone Imagery Footprints & Quaternions [closed]

I'm trying to use Drone Imagery Metadata to plot precise (or nearly precise) Imagery footprints on the the ground and I need some help with Photogrammetry / Trigonometry / Quaternions My repo is ...
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Producing plant height with digitial surface model

I am trying to produce plant height with a digital surface model "TIF" file that was obtained with a drone. I have clipped out the section with plants and then used "Gap Fill" to produce a digital ...
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Using QGIS Processing Modeler to split polygons with lines

I am trying to use the QGIS Processing Modeler to split polygons with lines. Here is the workflow I have so far. It is sucessful. I then add "Grid" and "Split With Lines" to split the polygons. ...
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How to manipulate the lake water in the UAV image to make it better using QGIS?

I am having a georeferenced UAV image over the lake. The image is a mosaic of several tiles. While doing processings by the experts the lake region ia not perfectly processed and left with voids and ...
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Implementing BRDF in R

I use UAS to survey vegetation at subcentimeter resolution for my research and have found that bidirectional reflectance (BR) is a huge issue that impacts the reliability of estimates across ...
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Abnormal Output of OpenDroneMap with GCP file

I am using a gcp_list.txt file with the following text: I am supposed to get a geo-referenced mesh object like this: But, I am getting something like this: I am running ODM locally in ubuntu 16 ...
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Citation of Mission Planner

I been using mission planner for some aerial survey study (as my ground control station and autonomous mission planner). However, I haven't been able to find all the information to properly cite this ...
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Stereoscopy Software [closed]

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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Where is the option to correct for rolling shutter in ESRI's Drone2Map software?

I am looking for the proper way to enable a software fix for rolling shutter in Drone2Map.
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Getting Geometry error: One or more input features have invalid geometry from QGIS

I am trying to use the "Split With Lines" tool to split a polygon layer that consists 1000+ separate objects. Geometry error: One or more input features have invalid geometry. The tool keeps ...
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GPS coordinate of center of a grid

I am working on a project to identify weeds. I used the grid to separate the area. Each cell is marked weed or no weed. I would like to get the GPS of the center of each cell with a weed in it. Does ...
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Weed Identification With QGIS [closed]

Does anyone have any experience trying to locate weeds in agricultural drone images? I am currently using Dztesaka classification tool to find weeds. It works pretty good. But there may be some ...
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Calculating the error in a cut and fill between two surface models

I have a LiDAR suface model from 2006 and a LiDAR surface model from 2013. These two surfaces have about a 0.4 foot (0.12m) difference between the Z values on an adjacent road (2013 is 0.4 feet ...
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Seeking alternative for ERDAS IMAGINE AutoSync?

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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Co-registering multiple temporal orthomosaics?

I have multiple (19) orthomosaics of the same approximate region taken regularly over the course of a couple months with a UAV. Some, but not all, include ground control points we placed in the scene....
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OpenDroneMap returns error on merging depthmaps?

I am doing a reconstruction on 424 Parrot Sequoia RGB images using OpenDroneMap. The reconstruction runs for about 2 hours then throws the error shown below. I have successfully done several ...
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Drone aerial imagery to QGIS

I used Phantom DJI Standard 3 drone for some aerial photos of an archaeological site. When I viewed the properties of the jpeg file, it contained Longitude (like this: 22; 14; 37.701258239) and ...
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GRASS GIS Segmentation issue on UAV image

I tried i.segment to perform segmentation on a part of UAV orthophoto image, but this always results in stripe-like rectangle segments which I do not expect. Could anyone figure out what happens? ...
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Getting coordinates of pixel from georeferenced drone photo?

I have a problem with geo-referenced photos from a DJI drone. I have the coordinates of the center of the photo and the metadata related to the photo and I would like to know how to go from a pixel to ...
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Adding tiled map to QGIS and exporting as web map

I have a set of drone imagery that was processed using Agisoft PhotoScan and converted to Map tiles. I am now looking on how can I add the map tiles in my QGIS for exporting as a web map? I have a ...
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Post Orthorectification error reduction? [closed]

I am trying to orthorectify an old aerial photo that has control points. When I run an output and then validate it I find some offset or distortion. What should I do to fix this? Does anyone have ...
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Filtering trees with Mac

I own about 200 acres of forest with about 350' of elevation change. I have a DJI 4 Advanced and my goal is to produce elevation maps to plan the building of one or more ponds. I've tried and failed,...
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Software Recommendations: make a flyover video from GPX log? [closed]

I m trying to make a video similar to this (at 53 seconds): https://youtu.be/OEU5BCZV6Sc?t=53 from GPX logs we have from our drone. Google Earth Pro software doesn't allow nearly enough customization, ...
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Making Shapefile Hybrid Micro-Plot Boundary?

We would like to analyze in the field of precision agriculture the performance of a lot of hybrids that are planted in lines with no border between them. For this we need to make boundary or a border ...
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Filter pictures in directory

I have a drone project with 50,000 pictures in 50 layers. Each layer has 2 to 5 zones. When I put them all together, we have a lot of overlap and in some places, we have up to 4 pictures of the same ...
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Creating 3D Local Scene using pointcloud, DSM, and orthomosaic from Drone in ArcGIS Pro?

I am trying to create a local 3D scene in ArcGIS Pro and display data fro drone flights. I have the orthomosaic from the flight as a .tif, the Digital Surface Model as a .tif, and my pointcloud from ...
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Radiometrically correct one UAV image

Does anyone out there know how to perform radiometric corrections on a single image taken with a multispectral sensor? I know there is proprietary software (such as PiX4D) that can do this; however, ...
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Splitting RGB image into separate bands using Drone (DJI Phantom imagery)

Previously I have made marine habitat maps using multiband imagery and remote sensing techniques (e.g blue, green and red bands from satellite imagery). I am now attempting the same process however ...
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Changing the spatial resolution - stacked raster in R

Want to change higher spatial resolution UAV dataset stacked in R. Used raster package to stack the individual band. Want to change the spatial resolution to 1 m. stacked_UAV <- stack(stack_list)...