Via Christian Ledermann:

OpenDroneMap, which previously would just create point clouds from drone images, now also produces:

* Meshes!
* Textured meshes!
* Georeferenced textured meshes
* Georeferenced orthophotos!

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What I want to do 

OpenDroneMap (http://opendronemap.github.io/odm/) is a tool to postprocess small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (sUAS), balloon, kite, and street view data to geographic data. With the current update, we are adding the ability to create orthophotos from drone, balloon, and kite imagery which has GPS ephemeris. Future versions will permit the use of GCPs with no onboard GPS.

My attempt and results 

Good news to report, though I haven’t finished my own testing yet… but OpenDroneMap, which previously would just create point clouds from drone images, now also produces:

  • Meshes!
  • Textured meshes!
  • Georeferenced textured meshes (if the exif data has geographic coordinates)
  • Georeferenced orthophotos! (if the exif data has geographic coordinates)

Now, I’d like those ifs to go away, but that requires a bit of thoughtful interface work. In the mean time, give it a whirl on your data.

Work left to do:

  • Refine processing chain
  • Allow for input of GCPs for images without GPS in their exif
  • Blending / brightness correction, etc. of input images
  • Digital surface model output

See this branch on github for the whole package : https://github.com/OpenDroneMap/OpenDroneMap/tree/texturing_orthoph....

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Conclusions 

There's still plenty of work to do to bring this to really low tech use cases, but this project now has a good skeleton to build toward that outcome.

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Comment by Rob Dunbar on January 5, 2015 at 2:21pm

If you are interested in Open Drone Map check out Dennis Baldwin's really good youtube OpenDroneMap Free and Open Source Toolkit for Creating Aerial Ortho....

Comment by Dan Murray on January 5, 2015 at 2:59pm

This is absolutely awesome. Seriously - so cool. Can't wait to put this to use!


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Comment by Randy on January 5, 2015 at 11:11pm

I've added this to our list of recommended desktop softwares on the 3D Mapping Wiki page so hopefully that will help some more people find it.

Looking good!

Comment by Tiziano Fiorenzani on January 6, 2015 at 1:49am

That's what we missed in complete diy aerial survey


Moderator
Comment by Roberto Navoni on January 6, 2015 at 3:22am

Hi Tiziano it's a good tools for start with our experiment this 2015 :) Happy new year :)

Comment by Rai on January 7, 2015 at 1:52am

Amazing work! Thanks lot!

Comment by armahdi hatta on January 7, 2015 at 7:09am

this low chost or no

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