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Andes

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AgiSoft vs. Dronemapper
« on: September 21, 2012, 08:48:36 PM »
Hi all,

We are interested in generating mosaics for tropical conservation mapping and are interested in comparing the different products out there. Has anyone compared what one can do with AgiSoft versus the pay-for-product company dronemapper?

http://www.dronemapper.com


~ Andes

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Re: AgiSoft vs. Dronemapper
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 10:59:14 AM »
Hi Andes,

Dronemapper is very much a one-man effort still in development. Last time I was in contact with Dronemapper (a few months ago) about a Gatewing dataset displayed on their website they were still working on improving accuracy and resolution, although it visually looks fine. However, unlike PhotoScan, no manual or semi-automatic intervention is possible in the processing and more importantly, no GCP could be used (although they are working on that). The latter drawback essentially restricts Dronemapper to visualization applications and makes it inapt for any mapping applications (especially multitemporal mapping as I suppose conservation applications would require).

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Klaas

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Re: AgiSoft vs. Dronemapper
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 07:28:51 PM »
Hello Andes and Klaas-

Klaas: Thanks for your review, I remember speaking to you over email regarding the Alaska mining dataset produced at 8cm and you were impressed. It was nice feedback from a geomatics expert such as yourself. It was processed with the raw images, geo-tags, and no pitch/yaw/roll data. We have a 4cm version with our updated algorithms if needed. We are very much a one (or two) man show but we are continuely making improvements to our software and algorithms. We support GCP now but not for the free processing service, so maybe this is where you see the error. The Gatewing Alaska dataset wasn't available to use with GCP, we would be happy to reprocess if we can find the GCP data. We've made a lot of changes since the processing of the Easter Island Dataset with ortho equalization and tie point generation on difficult terrain. :) Recently, building a .1 sq km, 1.5cm GSD ortho/dem (wheat field flown at 47m with very hard to detect points/terrain features)

Andes: We would be happy to process your geo-tagged images as a test. You could upload a batch of 25 with the proper overlap and you will get a high resolution ortho, dem, dsm and point cloud returned at no charge. It will be the highest resolution possible based on your original imagery. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Regarding your original question: Please see our work with ConversationDrones.org and the recent jungle canopy and orangutan nest transect mapping projects.

Safe flights! Thanks

Diego

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Re: AgiSoft vs. Dronemapper
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 08:22:53 PM »
This forum is filling up advertising competition  >:(... moderators?  ???

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Re: AgiSoft vs. Dronemapper
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 08:43:21 PM »
Yes, the forum here is a active one, so a lot of then forget to think on that is a AGISOFT company forum :-)

 
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Re: AgiSoft vs. Dronemapper
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 03:57:21 AM »
Dronemapper had a typo in his URL.  Go here to see it:  http://conservationdrones.org/