Hello fellow DIYers,
I have been using the 3DR x8 coupled with a GoPro 4 Black and Pix4D to do topographic surveys for over a year now. While I have had great success with this platform, I have been having one issue that I just can't seem to find an answer for. I was hoping that someone out there might be able to help.
I believe that this is a fantastic platform for aerial surveys. It is common to see resolution of 2cm/pixel while using ground control targets. I will be upgrading the camera to a Sony a600 in the near future and hope to be running an Aerial RTK system soon. I have had no problem with the X8 or the PIX4D software, my problem is with the massive point cloud that you get after processing. I'm sure some of you have dealt with your computer crashing while loading these point clouds into AutoCad. And while having all those data points are nice, sometimes we only need a small amount to do the job efficiently. So, my question, do any of you know of a companion program to do planimetric mapping before uploading the point cloud to AutoCad? I would like to be able to extract the linework and upload only that file to AutoCad. Many thanks in advance!