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Old May 22, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Aerial Mapping UAV

Ive been working on an aerial mapping uav and finally got a chance to test her out. The results were quite impressive, even on her maiden mapping voyage. It's powered by an ArduPilot Mega and uses a Canon s95 on a stabilized gimbal.
I was originally using PTGui to stitch, but was turned on to AutoPano Giga, which handles panoramas from multiple viewpoints much better.

The plane is a Skyhunter twin boom on a single 4s 5000 pack

The full resolution image is 350" wide and 650 megapixels


Mapping Mission Ride Along. Ardupilot Mega (2 min 20 sec)
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Old May 23, 2013, 07:03 AM
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That's a very nice photomap.
Very good result, particularly as it's a first attempt.
How many images were used for this coverage?
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Old May 23, 2013, 08:31 AM
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This map used 117 images.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Great !, congrats .. could you please share your detailed setup
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 08:47 AM
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how are you stitching the images together?
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 05:53 PM
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how are you stitching the images together?
It's right there in the first post.
"I was originally using PTGui to stitch, but was turned on to AutoPano Giga, which handles panoramas from multiple viewpoints much better."

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Old Jun 25, 2013, 08:46 AM
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It's right there in the first post.
"I was originally using PTGui to stitch, but was turned on to AutoPano Giga, which handles panoramas from multiple viewpoints much better."

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ah thanks - I was reading on my phone and didn't read the whole text.
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Very cool! I'd love to see some pictures of your camera and gimbal setup if you have them. Looking to do a similar setup in mine as well with a simple roll gimbal.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 11:46 AM
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Hey Matt,

Sent you a PM. I too would appreciate details of your camera mount and how you operate it to get the raw map pics. I just bought an S95 and have a SH airframe waiting to go. Any tips/ suggestions most appreciated.

TIA,
Jeff
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