Due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday in the US, I'm allowing one more day for T3-Round 4 submissions. They're now due by midnight PST on Mon. We've already got a bunch of good ones (Brakar's is shown above), but with the right camera and some good mission planning, yours could beat them

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Comment by Krzysztof Bosak on January 17, 2010 at 7:29am
That's good, I have essentially either heavy snow or dull gray high wind weather.
But since I found no flyable window since Jan 1st, it is unlikely I can post anything better than my preliminary stitch from 27th Dec - the only one in winter scenery.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 17, 2010 at 10:27am
Time zones are on your side. In Poland, midnight California time on Monday is something like 9:00 am on Tues. So an early morning run on Tues could work...

Comment by Krzysztof Bosak on January 17, 2010 at 10:34am
I know but stitching takes up to 2-6h time.
So only Monday is possible.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on January 18, 2010 at 7:28am
Well you know how flexible T3 time can be Chris

Comment by Krzysztof Bosak on January 18, 2010 at 8:41am
No chances they mispredicted weather as always. 150m fog and very light snow with rain 8/8 cloud coverage.
There are no reasons to believe it should be easier this week than during the last 3 - I just cannot shot more than a Milkshake (milk + ice).
I will post the kml, all I have are two trails of Santa that has passed this way but I missed him.

Comment by Krzysztof Bosak on January 18, 2010 at 6:07pm
I am finishing my post by adding the kmz file
http://www.aerialrobotics.eu/examples/WinterPhotomapping.kmz 27MB
which complements
http://www.aerialrobotics.eu/examples/WinterPhotomapping-Large.jpg 30MB
http://www.aerialrobotics.eu/examples/WinterPhotomapping.jpg 0.5MB
as the map pasted into kmz has indexed color with transparency.
It was made during the first heavy snowfall this winter and you see immediate traces of 'Santa Logistics Global Services' on the snow coming north-south through the middle of the fields ;-)
The landing was automatic.

Seven days later it looked like this:
http://www.aerialrobotics.eu/examples/WinterPhotomappingGreen.kmz 6MB
http://www.aerialrobotics.eu/examples/WinterPhotomappingGreen-Large... 107MB
http://www.aerialrobotics.eu/examples/WinterPhotomappingGreen-Small... 5MB
unfortunately in this case teh wrong battery was used and it died in midflight, without finding the 'sack with gifts'.

Comment by Krzysztof Bosak on January 18, 2010 at 6:09pm
White map is PTGUI, green is Microsoft ICE. Note how ICE works better on lower resolution photos, properly adjusting the saturation and intensity.


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