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NIR and NDVI Related UAV Mapping

Started this discussion. Last reply by B Duffy Jun 29, 2014. 15 Replies

I want to have a discussion here related to various methods of collecting NIR imagery in support of generating Vegetation Index data such as NDVI, specifically with regards to using OTS digital…Continue

Tags: index, indices, infrared, vegetation, Mapping

Open Source Single Camera NDVI – Vegetation Health Mapping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Megarry Aug 1, 2013. 4 Replies

See the original posting at FLIGHTRIOTIt seems that it is now possible and relatively easy to modify a digital camera to capture…Continue

Tags: ortho, CHDK, vegetation, mapping, aerial

HIL Help!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by B Duffy May 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide on this...I have used both Xplane 10 and Fligh Gear in the past with no problems and yesterday I decided I wanted to practice PID tuning in the sim…Continue

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I Was Contacted By FBI Terrorism Task Force about JFK Drone Siting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Soroko Mar 19, 2013. 3 Replies

Yes, I'm serious. A detective who shall remain unnamed in this forum called me yesterday from…Continue

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I want to build my own a UAV to capture remote sensing data, specifically high resolution orthorectified aerial photography. I want a relatively cheap, easy and consistent method of collecting this data on a regular frequency. I want to do this legally and i want my efforts to facilitate the efforts of other members of this community. i hope to learn and help others along the way.
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Drone set up / Goals / Current Status

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Goal: Autonomous / semi-autonomous aerial mapping for creating georectified orthogonal imagery and eventually digital surface/elevation/terrain models (DEM, DTM). I'm in preliminary stages... though I believe that my POC is proven and so currently in testing and then on to my intended pilot project.

Current aircraft platform for testing and…


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At 1:10pm on March 5, 2013, Drew Schlumpf said…

Hey man,


I'm interested in purchasing an Arduplane w/ a U-Blox gps, and a 915 Mhz telemetry kit.  I want to fly over an area and take a series of pictures.

Best case scenario:

I would like my set up to be able to...

  1. Have ground control software to autonomously fly over predetermined path throughout a 160 acre corn field. (graphing)
  2. Using a Canon PowerShot A4000 IS, take a series of pictures over this field every 2-5 seconds and be georeferenced.
  3. Use the series of photos and have software autonomously stitch the images together to give me one semi-seamless photo.
  4. Finally produce color, IR, and NDVI images from my stitched photo.


Any input on what plane, camera (if A4000 wont  be applicable), stitching software, etc I would need to pull this off.  Email me anytime if you like or on this site is fine.  drewschlumpf@gmail.com






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