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quikdom
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Hi, is there an easy way to map large areas of land with photographs?

I tried mapping an area of around 70 acres from about 110m high with the gimball pointing vertically down yesterday.  It obviously can be done, but is a bit hit and miss.

Any ideas or any P3P compatible software?

Cheers
2016-2-29
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warrenkevin18
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Try dronedeploy
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labroides
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DroneDeploy is good, others are MapsMadeEasy and Pix4D.
Agisoft Photoscan is very good for stitching to creat orthophotos
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rodger
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I use Maps Made Easy. The program will return your Phantom to the spot that it left from after a battery change.
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bobasbury
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This is a stitching of over 100 images that I did in Photoshop.  It did a really good job of it.  This is a smaller version of the original.  If the original were printed at its native resolution, it would be over 14 feet tall.


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hummingbird.uav
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I have Photoshop stitched, usually less than 10 images.  For larger areas I have used Maps Made Easy but this only works for iOS.  Processing up to 60 images is free and includes a 3D surface having elevation.
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quikdom
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I'm android - I'll look at dronedeploy thank you
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