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Open Source Toolchain for Drone Mapping

The steps below provide a case study example on how to use low cost open hardware and open software for collecting aerial photographs and derive a map. Specifically we list and explain:

  • Assembling hardware
  • Installing software
  • Prepare an autopilot survey mission
  • Carry out the mission
  • Process data

Hardware setting for flying mission

Software installation

Data acquisition

  • Setting ground georeference points.
  • Setting reflectance reference colour targets for later image parametrisation.
  • Double check hardware functioning.
  • UAV flight mission on the field.

UAV Data processing

uav/toolchain.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/20 20:36 (external edit)