the drone alternative: multispectral kite aerial photography & photo processing workflow

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Author: michele-tobias

Post on 14-Jul-2015




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  • Why Kites?Windy placesHard to breakDon't scare peopleLess expensive

  • Multispectral Kite

    Aerial Photography

    Photo Processing


  • Kite


    Camera + Picavet


  • Kites

  • Parafoil

  • Delta

  • Cameras

  • Cameras

    Light Weight

    Shutter Timer or Remote Communication (CHDK, SDM, etc.)

    Inexpensive in case it crashes

    Can be modified to collect different wavelengths of light (IR, etc.)

  • Color Infrared

  • Kite Accessories

    Camera HousingShutter TimerPicavetReelGlovesTail

  • Photo Stitching

  • Stitch Scene

    DEM Georeferenced Output

    Automated Control Points

    Windows Mac Linux

    Hugin X X X X X

    Open Drone Map

    X X X X X

    Map Knitter X X X X X

    QGIS Georeferencer Plugin

    X X X X X

    Gimp X X X X

  • Hugin

  • Open Drone Map

  • Hugin

  • Open Drone Map

  • Hugin

  • Hugin

  • Kite Aerial

    KitesInto the Wind: Tech Kites:


    Photo StitchingHugin: Drone Map:

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