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nola

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Coded markers: adjustable page size, custom location for numbering
« on: September 06, 2021, 03:39:31 PM »
I am trying to print relatively large (30-35cm) coded markers but when I have a center point radius value of say 50mm, the coded target becomes much larger then the default paper size (A4 i assume). It would be nice to be able to set a custom page size or that Agisoft changes the page size automatically.

The other request would be to allow the numbering of the coded target to have a custom location, especially useful for larger target size. When the font is increased (ex. 90) the number is inside the coded target.

I am trying to follow the guidelines in this post for using coded targets in drone surveys.
https://www.agisoft.com/forum/index.php?topic=2768.msg32898#msg32898

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Re: Coded markers: adjustable page size, custom location for numbering
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2021, 10:57:42 AM »
Hi Nola,

There is a simple workaround. Use Adobe Illustrator to open the PDF. It is read as a vector graphic, which means you can then scale it to the size you want without loosing any quality (no need to make them so big in Agisoft Metashape). You can then also adjust the paper size.

I assume it also works with Inkscape which is a free and open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator.

All the best.

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Re: Coded markers: adjustable page size, custom location for numbering
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 04:35:34 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion!

I ended up adjusting the size so it fills the A4 page and then printing it to A3 by scaling up in the printer settings.

I do wish there could be more than 161 coded targets though.

We are looking to place them out along different administrative boundaries to see if they could be used to minimize GPS work so we want to put out hundreds of targets.