[Osmf-talk] Notes & Bing Imagery

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Wed Dec 4 15:39:40 UTC 2013

I re-read the article by Steve Coast from November 11, 2013

Making your own aerial imagery

Steve Coast writes: "What would be wonderful is; I point my iPhone
outside the plane and take pictures. The phone knows its position and
altitude and its roll, pitch and yaw. This gives us a good start on the
image location. Mix in some topology and make the images overlapping…
and we go a long way to making this a simple anyone-can-do-it process.
The phone has a radio in it and a decent processor, it can do some work
by itself or just upload it to a service which does a lot of this

Come to think of it, the eBee and similar upcoming drones are the flying
iPhones. The weight (much less than 1 kg), the functionality, GPS,
camera, etc. are of an iPhone.

Speaking figuratively, iPhones are starting to fly by themselves.

O.M. (Alex-7)

On 04.12.2013 16:27, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2013/12/4 Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch <mailto:simon at poole.ch>>
>     What is working for us, is that it is completely possible to build a
>     working system that weighs less than 1kg (the swinglet is < 0.5kg),
>     and fly at ~100m, reducing potential damage and conflicts to a minimum. 
> well, a 1kg drone falling freely from 100m altitude would have 981J
> (speed 44.3m/s or ~160km/h) at impact (OK, simplified calculation
> without air resistance), if it were a human being hit this could already
> cause serious injury or maybe even death?
> Another reason for wearing an aluminium hat in the future ;-)
> cheers,
> Martin
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