Cluster & Batch Processing in Agisoft Metashape

20 days! – better/faster hardware anyone? Processing large quantities of image files from UAV flight campaigns in Agisoft is sometimes very time consuming and usually should be done in a  cluster environment with distributed nodes doing the heavy pixel lifting. Sometimes even a cluster setup can be limiting when the subprocess needs more RAM memory […]

“DJI GS Pro” – Ground Station Testing

Some tests using the DJI GS Pro (Ground Station) software for automatic flight programming with the Phantom 4 Pro. New flight campaign at the Kuckenburg spot (Sachsen-Anhalt) finished with two different flight altitudes using DJI GS Pro – mapping the open archaeological excavation site of medieval church now in September 2017. This worked flawless – […]

Speeding up Agisoft Photoscan

For some of the copter data processing folks Agisoft Photoscan turns out to be the most important tool to calculate point clouds, orthoimages and nadir data mosaics. Problem: very long processing times with dense point cloud calculations with high or ultra-high settings (full resolution image matching with SfM (Structure from Motion) algorithms). Some nice net […]

Using DroneDeploy and the POI mode for automatic point cloud mapping

Using DroneDeploy and the POI mode of DJI. Have been doing some leaf-off flights now in March on one of my favorite sites for complex tree crown point cloud mapping. To add to the leaf-on data from last autumn. Fig.: Leaf-Off point cloud with combined height color coding and reflectance color coding. This time I also […]