Category: Workflow

Reflectance Calibration with Phantom 4M Multispectral data (Updated 14-05-2021)

Last Update: 14.5.2021 There was some confusion in the past on how to process the Phantom 4M Multispectral data to “reflectance” level. Here a short summary for Agisoft Metashape 1.7.2 with a 50% reflectance panel from Micasense (update: now its from SphereOptics). In general: 1. the P4M sun illu. sensor works for normalizing the within flight campaign variations while 2....

SARS-CoV-2 Cartograms

Update 4.4.2020 Cartogram reprojection using county based shapes and recent data from RKI. These maps are quantile classified – not equal interval classified. This clearly changes somehow the color distribution since the local maxima are not visible anymore. Overall this visualization is graphically very appealing – however it needs more attention for the legend to understand the distribution of values....

The Hainich Flight Campaign

At the end of August 2018 a consortium was initiated by Dr. C. Thiel (DLR) to start a flight campaign within the Hainich national parc area in Thuringia (DLR Jena: Dr. C. Thiel, FSU Jena: Dr. S. Hese, University Göttingen (LS für Bioklimatologie, Prof. Dr. A. Knohl / Dipl.-Ing F. Tiedemann), national parc Hainich: Manfred Grossmann & Andreas Henkel).  The region is...

“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 – the only problem: you kind...

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 finds show how multicore processing...