GeoMonday 2015.3 – Mobile 3D Mapping with a Low-Cost UAV System

TU_Logo_lang_RGB_rotIn this presentation it is shown how an UAV system can be built at low costs. The components of the system, the equipment as well as the control software are presented. The main focus of this presentation is on the generation of 3D point clouds from digital imagery. For this web services and free software solutions are presented which automatically generate 3D point clouds from arbitrary image configurations. Possibilities of georeferencing are described whereas the achieved accuracy has been determined. The presented workflow is finally used for the acquisition of 3D geodata. On the example of a landfill survey it is shown that marketable products can be derived using a low-cost UAV. At the end of the presentation the latest trends in the UAV market are presented.

NeitzelFrank Neitzel is a Professor for Geo-IT and Geodesy at the Technical University (TU) Berlin. He has a lot of experience in building affordable drones for 3D Geo-data collection and already published related papers.

GeoMonday 2015.3 – Capturing the world in 3D: beyond OpenStreetMap

OpenAerialMap, OpenDroneMap, OpenUAV – there are plenty of new projects around the idea of leveraging UAVs and digital cameras as a map data source. They are all following OpenStreetMap’s idea of creating a new map data source that is open. The talk will give an overview of the OpenAerialMap initiative and how to use the OpenDroneMap (ODM) software package to create 3D models and ortho-images. Some thoughts about the meaning and future of ubiquitous UAV technology for data capturing and surveying will aMartin_Scholl_1 smalllso be presented.

Martin Scholl is a software engineer and 3 times company founder. His current focus is 3D digital perception and digitalization with applications in robots, autonomous systems, and art marketing.