[OSM-talk] Drones

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri Jul 25 00:24:35 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:54 AM, Jóhannes Birgir Jensson <joi at betra.is>

> I'm curious to know if any OSM groups are currently running their own
> drones for imagery. In Iceland we have been looking longingly at the eBee
> https://www.sensefly.com/drones/ebee.html but so far haven't started
> fundraising for it.
> Are there similarly sophisticated yet cheaper options around and currently
> in use?

Haven't flown any...yet, but think it has real possibilities to help map.
Satellite imagery always seems out of date or cloud covered. Being able to
capture new buildings using drones seem like a good fit. I have seen 3D
modeling using images taken from quadcopters. The possibilities of what can
be done with open source software are pretty amazing.

We are going to have a demo of aerial imagery using kits at an upcoming OSM
10th Anniversary event in Seattle. That is weather permitting.


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