JP's Blog (25)

Drone Mapping: xyHt Magazine - Flying Stockpiles - UAS Volumetrics with Arch Coal & DroneMapper

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DroneMapper has been working with Arch Coal over the past 5 years in the development of an affordable work flow to accurately estimate coal stock pile volumetrics at the West Elk mine utilizing drone imagery collection, photogrammetric processing…
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Added by JP on December 1, 2017 at 9:56am — No Comments

Remote Drone Mapping on Grand Mesa, Colorado





Delta County, Colorado agriculture has the benefit of over 300 reservoirs on the Grand Mesa, many of which supply irrigation to the variety of crops grown. This time of year, the reservoirs are being drawn down providing an excellent opportunity to map and determine reservoir capacities.



We had the opportunity to pack up our UTV with the DJI Phantom 3 advanced drone, gear, lunch and head on out to the Leroux Creek area of the Mesa. It is…

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Added by JP on September 8, 2017 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

DroneMapper new features, 3d model processing, NDVI, 150 images for DJI and more.

We appreciate all the feedback and feature requests over the last couple of months! Thank you



You can now process up to 150 images from DJI sensors for free on your Windows 10 desktop. We've also added NDVI calculations and a load of other new…

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Added by JP on April 27, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Free Drone Mapping, Stitching, Orthomosaic and DEM Generation Software

DroneMapper is very pleased to announce that RAPID for DJI is available for download and testing on limited imagery data sets at no cost to the user. RAPID will provide scaled DEMs and orthomosaics using up to 75 images for a scene. Results are available in near real…

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Added by JP on December 9, 2016 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

DroneMapper Global UAV Hot Spots HeatMap

A great heatmap showing the global UAV hot spots! The data is a random sampling of 30,000 geo-tagged images from our database. Pretty cool!…

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Added by JP on February 26, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

Free DroneMapper 2D Ground Control Point (GCP) Tool

We have released a test / alpha version of the 2D GCP generation tool for Windows. You may experience a bug or two but overall it should be functional. Let us know if you have problems working with the 2D GCP utility or have additional feature requests. 



Essentially, you want to create a list of images that the GCP appear in and load them into the tool. The images…

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Added by JP on April 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — 12 Comments

Geo-referenced Tetra Cam ADC Multi-spectral Imagery (Drone Agriculture/Farming)

Subset of Tetra Cam ADC Imagery

We recently received a data collection courtesy of David Dvorak using the Tetra Cam ADC Multi-spectral image sensor. DroneMapper processed 189 geo-tagged 3.2 mega pixel images into geo-referenced Orthomosaic, DEM, DSM and Point Clouds…

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Added by JP on March 20, 2013 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

Geo-referenced NDVI Generation (Single Camera NIR-G-B System) UAV/UAS

Geo-referenced NDVI of Urban Area produced with a single NIR-G-B Canon PowerShot 300 ELPH HS from maxmax.com.…



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Added by JP on February 21, 2013 at 10:53am — 10 Comments

Visible (RGB) and Full Spectrum (RGB+NIR) Imagery - Geo-referenced NDVI Generation and Remote Sensing by UAV

Thanks to Pteryx for this great data set! In order to generate a geo-referenced NDVI / EVI / EVI2 Vegetation Index we need to fly the area of interest (AOI) with a visible (RGB) and full spectrum (RGB+NIR) camera. Once the RGB and RGB+NIR images are…

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Added by JP on February 10, 2013 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

DroneMapper Signs Multi-Year Contract With The State of Utah - 1/17/13

January 28th, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has contracted with DroneMapper to provide imagery processing services for the next 5 years.  UDAF collects high resolution imagery for use in conservation planning and management of natural resources. As an example, DroneMapper recently processed an imagery set as part of Utah’s…

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Added by JP on January 28, 2013 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

Red Rocks Amphitheater Photogrammetry Mission with Falcon UAV

January 18th, 2013







Amazing day in Colorado for a photogrammetry mission with Falcon UAV over Red Rocks Amphitheater. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. Some of the rock…

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Added by JP on January 20, 2013 at 11:48am — 7 Comments

Save your soul with ground control! The Pinery Project Geo-spatial Accuracy Update

January 2, 2013

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In November 2012 we described the results from an UAV survey (courtesy of Falcon-UAV) conducted over the Pinery Country Club where an area of > 1 square mile was mapped at 6.7 cm resolution. We had access to a…

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Added by JP on January 3, 2013 at 5:24am — 1 Comment

Aerial Mapping Easter Island @ 15 cm GSD

December 25th, 2012



Back in May we processed an interesting data set from Easter Island, Chile at 30 cm / px GSD. Kim Anh Hoang from the Easter Island Statue Project used the 30 cm Orthomosaic and DEM to produce a 3D Flyby of Rano Raraku and an EISP…

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Added by JP on December 30, 2012 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Pinery Country Club / Golf Course - Ground Control Point and Sensor Verification Results

November 15, 2012; The Pinery Project







In a collaboration between DroneMapper, Falcon UAV, CompassData, Inc. and The Pinery Country Club we collectively demonstrated accurate geo-spatial mapping (in 3 dimensions) of a reasonably large area using affordable technology - UAV, consumer camera and ground control. First, a little bit about our partners:



  • Falcon UAV  is a small unmanned aircraft designed to provide live…
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Added by JP on November 15, 2012 at 10:54am — 7 Comments

DroneMapper Makes Top-10 in Denver OED JumpStart Biz Plan Awards - Startup Week Denver

We made it! We are in the top ten for the Jumpstart Biz Plan Awards sponsored by the Denver Economic Development Office. Let us know if you will be in Denver for Startup Week Oct. 22nd - 27th. @dronemapper

DroneMapper has just been notified by the city of Denver, Colorado that is has been selected as a top-10 finalist in a business…

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Added by JP on October 4, 2012 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

New Projects: Conservation Mapping, Change Detection, Object Detection and Remote Sensing

It has been a while since our last update! The biggest news is we now process up to 25 geo-tagged images into high resolution Orthomosaics, DEM, DSM and 3D Models for free. The site now only accepts geo-tagged images and will only process imagery with the correct EXIF…

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Added by JP on August 26, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Excavation Site | 3D Flyby of Rano Raraku, Easter Island

 

Great video of Rano Raraku 3D via Easter Island Statue Project [eisp.org]. DEM and Orthomosaic generation by DroneMapper.com using imagery from Trimble/Gatewing UAV. 140 Images, 30cm GSD final. Cloud processing time was around 1 hour. Animation in ArcScene by Kim Anh Hoang. 

Video 3D RR Flyby…

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Added by JP on June 8, 2012 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

DroneMapper Aerial Mapping Service Update

Hello everyone:

I don't know where to begin! This last 4 months has been amazing and very challenging. :) I couldn't have made it this far without the help the beta testers, Pteryx UAV (Krzysztof Bosak), Jeff Taylor, Irvin Stafford, Michael Oborne, Martin R and others. Thank you guys. As of now, we have a full feature set for the launch of the site around June 1st (maybe sooner). I don't have GCP support yet, but that is coming when I can get some additional…

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Added by JP on May 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

DroneMapper Aerial Imagery and UAV Mapping 'Best Practice' Guidelines

How to get good results on your mapping mission with any backend processing service!
  • Imagery should have at least 60% overlap and should have at least 20% orthogonal overlap.
  • Imagery must be shot in sequence. See examples…
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Added by JP on April 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

DM Update: Geolocation with GPS/IMU Data and 3D STL Model Viewer w/ WebGL

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Here is an example flight from a Pteryx UAV with 181 Images at 10 Mega Pixel. The flight elevation was around 275m average. The GSD (Ground Sample Distance) is around 13cm. We…

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Added by JP on April 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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