Where and how to create an ortho map from existing photography.

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flightline
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Where and how to create an ortho map from existing photography.

Post by flightline » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 pm

Ive just completed my first aerial photography for a map.
Settings were - 80% forward lap (along the flightline) and 40% side lap (adjoining the previous run).

Can anyone suggest a mapping service you might have used to create a map from this. Ideally I would like to show water run off on the map.

How hard is this to learn to do myself?

Thx in advance

Martin
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Re: Where and how to create an ortho map from existing photography.

Post by Martin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:42 pm

Hello flightline,

You are probably interested in a "top-down" 2 dimensional map, also referred to as geo-referenced orthomosaics.

There are quite a few service providers offering to do this for you (you upload the images to their website and they compute the map). There are also a few software providers where you can compute with the software the map on your own desktop, computer or laptop.

Usually the more expensive providers are also offering to do 3D model computations, which is a much more challenging task that you do not seem to have interest in yet.

Drone Deploy, Dronemapper, OpenDroneMap, Pix4D, RaptorMaps, Maps Made Easy, ...

You might want to check out this link to get a better idea of each offering.
https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/ ... /#software

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