Melown maps: a new 3D reconstruction method for interactive 3D digital surface models.

Guys, check out the newest sample obtained from the photos I have gathered almost a year ago. It took some serious research effort because the area is very difficult (many trees and vertical object) and we were testing 3D reconstruction from strictly oblique imaginery gathered during low level flight (5cm/pixel, 150m agl, used stabilised head in order to limit roll deviations).

Honestly, the result is even more detailed than the results I got from CMP-SFM institute from Prague one year ago, much better than from any other method, moreover the resulting product is easily viewed within web browser. You can compare the quality of regular satellite imaginery taken at 100cm resolution surrounding this castle (and relatively coarse public 10m elevation grid in the area).

I am not 'affiliated' with them in any way, just provided the data. They are from Czech Republic.

Amazing results!

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 7, 2014 at 3:54am

Wow the contrast with Google Earth is mad!

Comment by Greg Dronsky on April 7, 2014 at 6:13am

yeah! Go Poland! :)

Comment by Krzysztof Bosak on April 7, 2014 at 6:40am

"Wow the contrast with Google Earth is mad!"

This is only 15km from Ukrainian border. Mr Putin pulled all the pixels to his side. You know, silent conflict.

Comment by Marooned on April 7, 2014 at 12:11pm

This looks amazing! And the map being painted (while loading data) is also an interesting side effect :)


Comment by Quadzimodo on April 7, 2014 at 3:47pm

Wow! Truly impressive.

Comment by Gary McCray on April 7, 2014 at 8:41pm

Hi Krzysztof,

This is really amazing, resolution and 3D fidelity is truly excellent.

I'm going to include this Blog and the link to your map in the 3D mapping page of our wiki.

It is simply the best.

Congratulations and Best Regards,


Comment by Gary McCray on April 7, 2014 at 8:42pm

You can see the wiki page post here:

Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to add or change.

Best Regards,


Comment by FPVGenie on April 7, 2014 at 11:18pm

Excellant ! Which software was used for stitiching the pictures ? 

Comment by John Galczynski on April 23, 2014 at 10:21pm

Fine work.  You deserve the credit. 


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