Infoscience

Conference paper

AUTOMATIC MAPPING FROM ULTRA-LIGHT UAV IMAGERY

This paper presents an affordable, fully automated and accurate mapping solutions based on ultra-light UAV imagery, which is commercialized by Pix4D. We show interesting application in the field of UAV mapping, analyse the accuracy of the automated processing on several datasets. The accuracy highly depends on the ground resolution (flying height) of the input imagery. When chosen appropriately this mapping solution can compete with traditional mapping solutions that capture fewer high-resolution images from airplanes and that rely on highly accurate orientation and positioning sensors on board. Due to the careful integration with recent computer vision techniques, the result is robust and fully automatic and can deal with inaccurate position and orientation information which are typically problematic with traditional techniques.

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