DroneMapper CHANGELOG

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* Please uninstall previous DroneMapper version before updating

Download the latest version here: https://dronemapper.com/software_downloads

Upcoming:

TBD

  • Predictive GCP tool
  • GCP projection support, expanded from UTM only
  • Orthomosaic creation for oblique + NADIR collects
  • Additional testing and optimizations of AMD processors

Releases:

November 20th, 2018 – v1.3 20181120

  • New orthomosaic functionality, multi-threading (BETA)
  • Orthomosaic seamline feathering (BETA)
  • Alternate initial tie-point computation by image center distance to neighbors
  • Added functionality to compute DEM / Ortho at native resolution
  • Various bug fixes and API updates
  • UI improvements and updates
  • New real-time API log viewer window
  • Updated/improved 3D textured mesh creation
  • Improvements/simplification of mask creation tool
  • Generate undistorted TIF images based on aerial triangulation results
  • Process stereo pairs/epipolar imagery
  • Allow RAPID users dense processing mode (4x native DEM) and 2x native ortho options
  • Allow RAPID users ability to radiometric blend ortho tiles/seamlines
  • Deprecated REMOTE version
  • Updated processing form icons
  • Fixed GSD reporting truncation issue
  • Updated UI layout
  • Updated UI components/icons


March 23rd, 2018 – v1.1 20180323

  • Improved Oblique processing and georeferenced 3D model generation
  • Implemented new high resolution georeferenced textured mesh creation
  • 3D model and Oblique processing routines no longer BETA
  • UI improvements
  • Additional testing on older Windows versions, small bug fixes
  • Code cleanup and optimizations
  • Improved mask selection tool for 3D model / Oblique processing
  • Remove CPU / RAM indicators on processing tab

March 5th, 2018 – v1.1 20180305

  • Faster Orthomosaic blending and generation (>2x speed/performance improvements)
  • Additional improvements to Orthomosaic radiometeric blending / equalization
  • Refinements to DEM algorithm to improve complex terrain structure and generation
  • Small UI tweaks and improvements

February 13th, 2018 – v1.0 20180213

  • Fix for language/number format bug during DEM construction

January 26th, 2018 – v1.0 20180126

  • Increased GCP to image distance relation to a maximum of 5000 meters
  • Updated DroneMapper branding and logos

December 5th, 2017 – v1.0 20171205-930

  • Volume calculations, cut/fill, surface plane, pile volume (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • Improved Digital Elevation Model (DEM) rendering with hillshade layer
  • Added ability to load previously processed DEM, Orthomosaic layers for post-processing functions
  • UI improvements and updates
  • Raster (DEM, Orthomosaic) clipping, exporting/save (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • AOI (Area of Interest) creation for clipping, volume calculation functionality (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • Algorithm improvements and tweaks
  • Elevation value of current pixel if DEM layer is loaded

November 13th, 2017 – v1.0 20171113-910

  • Contour generation and simplification (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • KMZ generation and scaling
  • GCP accuracy report function, GCP visualization, Z RMSE calculations (REMOTE EXPERT only)
  • UI improvements and minor bug fixes
  • Updated & improved DEM processing algorithm
  • Updated & improved GCP alignment algorithm
  • Additional Orthomosaic blending

October 25th, 2017 – v0.9 b20171025-875 x64

  • Additional error checking and recommended actions for Step 1 / Preview processing failure
  • Software testing with Windows 8
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Generate imagery processing log file in Reports directory
  • Fix for malformed lines in 3D GCP text file input, better error/format checking

October 5th, 2017 – v0.9 b20171005-870 x64

  • Automatically create .KMZ super overlay of Orthomosaic. WGS84 Lat/Lon projection
  • Software testing with Windows 7 Professional

October 3rd, 2017 – v0.8 b20171003-860 x64

  • Allow loading of .jpeg and .JPEG files

September 26th, 2017 – v0.8 b20170926-855 x64

  • Enhanced error checking and recommended actions for Step 1 / Preview processing failure

August 29th, 2017 – v0.8 b20170829-842 x64

  • RAPID for DJI deprecated. RAPID now processes up to 150 images from any UAV platform or camera sensor.
  • Enabled camera/sensor manager for RAPID

July 27th, 2017 – v0.8 b20170727-825 x64

  • 64-bit only build, UI components
  • Fatal error resolution on 64-bit only platforms
  • Bug fixes

July 21st, 2017 – v0.8 b20170723-815

  • BETA – Oblique imagery processing, textured mesh 3D model generation (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • BETA – New mask creation tool for oblique / 3d model processing (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • Creation of DrnMppr-Error.log file in application root
  • Bug fix for Sensor/Camera manager
  • Improved processing algorithms
  • Improved alignment stage
  • Application testing with Windows 10 Creators Update
  • UI updates

April 13th, 2017 – v0.7 b20170413-735

  • Added functionality to export .txt file(s) containing Omega, Phi, Kappa, X, Y, Z orientation (relative and world positions)
  • Overnight mode, run all processing steps automatically
  • Various UI tweaks and bug fixes
  • Increased free DJI processing limit to a maximum of 150 images

February 12th, 2017 – v0.7 b20170212-712

  • Add NDVI generation option, creates ENDVI and NDVI from NIR orthomosaic (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • Add image EXIF pre-processor, metadata generator
  • Additional, improved blending for orthomosaic (REMOTE, EXPERT only)
  • Improved UI feedback from backend API, display dm3d current task count/status
  • Improved logging
  • Processing speed improvements
  • Fixed bug with DEM scaling and certain AGL EXIF tagged data collections

February 3rd, 2017 – v0.6 b20170203-667

  • Improved EXIF checks, remove ExposureTime and FocalLength requirement
  • Improved alignment algorithm, image filtering and feature detection
  • Add DSM/hillshade generation option, creates gray scale DSM render from DEM (EXPERT only)
  • Add support for FLIR Vue Pro thermal cameras (JPGs)
  • Preserve ortho preview / geo-reference results, no need to re-run once completed
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and UI improvements
  • Improved logging
  • Update vc_redist.x64.exe to 14.0.24215.1, installer improvements

December 25th, 2016 – v0.5 b20161225-495

  • New camera/sensor manager
  • Allow up to 100 images in RAPID for DJI
  • UI bug fixes and improvements
  • Enabled experimental multi-threaded image alignment (REMOTE, EXPERT only)

December 15th, 2016 – v0.4.6 b20161215-456

  • Updated installation location
  • 64-bit OS checks, application will execute only on x64
  • UI nomenclature change, About dialog update
  • Improved logging
  • Disable power save/sleep mode during processing
  • vc_redist.x64.exe added to installation bundle

December 13th, 2016 – v0.4.5 b20161213-427

  • 64-bit binary optimization, AMD and Intel compatible (INTEL64 optimized, AMD slower)
  • UI improvement and nomenclature change
  • Fixed issue with admin user, installation user and white space

December 10th, 2016 – v0.4.5 b20161210-412

  • Additional temporary file cleanup
  • Fixed issues with application and non-English language
  • Improved potential error messages when loading JPGs
  • Small UI and menu nomenclature changes
  • Fixed globalization issue, double parsing to support “,” or “.”
  • 64-bit vs 32-bit pointer size fix, bitmap thumbnail creation

December 7th, 2016 – v0.4.5 b20161207-387

  • Initial version of beta software release

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