bthoen at gisnet.com
Sun Jun 17 06:59:27 PDT 2007
Looks pretty cool! But some of those images look like they are oblique. Is
that just low-altitude parallax distorsion or is the RC plane not flying
level? Can you sense/correct for the situations when the center of the
image is not the point directly below the plane? Or is the purpose more for
getting just the imagery rather than constructing orthorectified maps? At
any rate this system is considerably cheaper than say, the US Army's Raven
UAV (http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/read.php?story_id_key=6873) and I can see
it's got plenty of uses (not to mention the "Wow" factor!)
Reminds me of an idea I saw years ago where a camera and a GPS unit were
slung below a tethered balloon which was used to take pictures of farm
fields to assess crop health. I believe the system was called
- Bill Thoen
On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 09:46:10PM -0700, Jeffrey Johnson wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Just wanted to share our current work with the list.
> Low-Altitude Aerial Photography with an RC Airplane and a Nokia N95 ..
> S60 Software forthcoming.
> Check it!
> We have been flying so much lately that we haven't had the time to do
> any image processing on these latest sets yet, but all in good time.
> Anyone wanna join our revolution?
> Jeffrey Johnson
> ortelius at gmail.com
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