Questions tagged [unmanned-aerial-vehicle]

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

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Determining bare earth DEM 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 DEM from the point cloud. I have tried SAGA, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is the difference between Key-Point, Tie-Point in Photogrammetry?

I'm looking into the reports & the Mechanism of UAV Photogrammetry software like Pix4D and AgiSoft. These two words are mentioned in a lot of support documentation, but they are defined no-where. ...
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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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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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Performing Radiometric Calibration of Sequoia Imagery?

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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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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File size increases significantly after re-projecting

I have processed some aerial imagery using mapsmadeeasy.com, and georeferenced the image using the web tool within MME. However, this is not a very accurate means of georefencing, and delivers a ...
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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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Reset a base elevation in Pix4D?

Does anyone know how to set a baseline elevation in Pix4D, or is that something that has to happen on the drone-capturing side? The reason is that I have an area which is flown with LiDAR, several ...
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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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Bringing drone maps into QGIS, CRS and scale bar [closed]

I'm looking for a guide to bringing files into QGIS so that the scale bar in print composer reads accurately. At the moment the files I'm bringing in are Geotiff and DEM. I know this has something to ...