DroneMapper Open Source Projects

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We are starting to release certain projects back to the open source community. You can find these new projects on our GitHub page here. We will continue to develop and contribute to these projects as time permits!

ArUco geobits: We've developed an aerial ground control point target system similar to a QR code. Our GCP targets are digitally encoded fiducial markers with computer vision software functionality to enhance workflows and provide the highest accuracy possible for photogrammetry missions.

ArUco geobits @ github

NodeMICMAC: NodeMICMAC is a Node.js App and REST API to access MicMac. It exposes an API which is used by WebODM or other projects. This project is sponsored and developed by DroneMapper. This repository was originally forked from NodeODM, which is part of the OpenDroneMap Project.

NodeMICMAC @ github

Make a pull request for small contributions. For big contributions, please open a discussion or issue first. Feel free to contact us with questions!

Thanks, DroneMapper Team

Review on UAS Photogrammetry Processing Options – Ukraine, August 2018

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We often get inquiries from around the world on how DroneMapper software compares with the other options available to you as UAS surveyors and mappers. We were just made aware of a reasonably comprehensive review of the options conducted by:
50 (deg) NorthSpatial in the Ukraine. Their review can be found here: http://www.50northspatial.org/uav-image-processing-software-photogrammetry/.

Both advantages and disadvantages as well as cost for all of the options available to you are discussed. We hope that this information provides insight on the available options for you to consider for your specific applications and needs. As always feel free to contact us with specific questions and how we might help in providing solutions.

The DroneMapper Team

DroneMapper Rapid / Remote Expert Release: 20190218

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DroneMapper Rapid and Remote Expert Version 20190218 has been released. Please download the latest version here. This release has full support for multi-spectral tif input and output. RGBN 8bit/18bit, RGB+n(bands), Single Band 8bit/16bit tif/Thermal/Hyperspectral. Example imagery shown is 22 frames from a Vexcel UltraCam Falcon Prime (RGBN). See the full change log below:

February 18th, 2019 - v1.4 20190201
  • 1500 images max for Remote Expert
  • Multispectral TIF processing (RGBN/RGB+nNumberOfChannels)
  • TIF image support (8bit/16bit)
  • Rename .DIS (disabled images on program exit)
  • Additional testing and optimizations of AMD processors
  • UI enhancements
Best regards,
the DroneMapper Team

DroneMapper Rapid / Remote Expert Release: 20181120

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DroneMapper Rapid and Remote Expert Version 20181120 has been released. Please download the latest version here. This release has the latest UI modifications, back-end API performance enhancements and features. See the full change log below:

  • 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
Best regards,
the DroneMapper Team