49. Comparison of UAV images processing softwares

Jurate Suziedelyte Visockiene1, Domantas Brucas2, Ugnius Ragauskas3

1, 3Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

2Space Science and Technology Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania

1Corresponding author

E-mail: 1jurate.visockiene@vgtu.lt, 2dobr@kmti.lt, 3ugniusrag@gmail.com

(Received 19 April 2014; received in revised form 1 June 2014; accepted 10 June 2014)

Abstract. Recently, the aircrafts tend to be replaced by unmanned, light, simple, aerial vehicles (UAVs), same can be said about the field of aerial photogrammetry. UAV system besides the standard airframe and engine includes main processor board, Inertial Navigation System (INS), Global Positions Systems (GPS), telemetry module. For areal imaging purposes there can be a photo camera mounted too. The images taken by the areal camera can later be processed by software which is specialized for photogrammetry. The project of testing Pix4d Mapper (Switzerland) and PhotoMod (Russia) software programs is described in this paper. Pix4d Mapper is software specialized for UAV images proceedings meanwhile PhotoMod is designed for common photogrammetry proceedings. PhotoMod request some special photogrammetric knowledge from the user. There were 36 images processed producing ortho-mosaic and surface model. The results are further described in the paper.

Keywords: unmanned aerial vehicle, GPS navigation, GCP point, photogrammetry, image processing, ortho-mosaic.


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Cite this article

Suziedelyte Visockiene Jurate, Brucas Domantas, Ragauskas Ugnius Comparison of UAV images processing softwares. Journal of Measurements in Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2014, p. 111‑121.


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