A much improved version of Palentier, the open source aerial mapping software, is now available.
The new version has an improved interface and a slew of bug fixes.
Palentier processes aerial photographs collected from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) by scaling, orienting and integrating the images to real world coordinate systems. It does this by analyzing the telemetry data from the UAV and merging it with the aerial photographs. The results are then superimposed for viewing in Google Earth or in a Geographic Information System (GIS) like ArcGIS. Currently, export to Google Earth (KML and KMZ), JPEG world files (*.jpgw), and Leica Photogrammetry Suite's are supported.
Palentier was originally developed for use in a MikroKopter but has been tested with fixed‐winged UAVs. This version of Palentier incorporates many new controls so that use with Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) and Blimp Aerial Photography (BAP) are now easier.