[HOT] Idle thought time drones

Stephen Mather stephen at smathermather.com
Thu May 21 02:40:40 UTC 2015

OpenDroneMap can do point clouds too, and it's free. But, to be completely
fair, it has some much needed optimizations that need to be added to make
it run faster for larger datasets. Those optimizations are coming soon... .


On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 2:58 AM, Springfield Harrison <stellargps at gmail.com>

>  Hello Jon,
> That would be good, there is some very good software available that
> employees point cloud technology for high accuracy 3-D mapping that ranges
> from $4-$10,000.
> As always, good planning and matching the product to the job requirements
> is important.  Difficult to do on short notice after the fan blades are
> soiled.
> Drones are getting more prolific and cheaper, that's true.  Battery life
> is still a problem and regulations are beginning to proliferate.
>                  Thanks, Cheers . . . . . . . . Spring Harrison
> At 14-05-2015 02:13 Thursday, kusala nine wrote:
> i was in san francisco at FOSS4G in March and there was a LOT of talk
> about opendronemap and the tools developed under open source to create good
> quality georeferenced imagery. thecost of drones has plummeted in the last
> couple of years and is now available in large quantitities to mainstream
> users. It strikes me this could make a big difference even in the search
> and rescue phases with quick turnaround of imagery on the ground straight
> to TMS servers. The issue will be locating suitable quantities, processing
> and creating the right targeted jobs to use it effectively - I think the
> technology is pretty much there.
> jon
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