[OSM-talk] a sample panoramic aerial image for 3D mapping made with the new DJI Spark quad-copter

Greg Morgan dr.kludge.gm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 14:07:46 UTC 2017

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 6:37 AM, Oleksiy Muzalyev <
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:

> I received today my new DJI Spark quad-copter and made a panoramic aerial
> image with it:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Aerial_photograp
> hs_of_Geneva#/media/File:Geneva-aerial-panorama.jpg
> This aircraft is so small and light that some local regulations are not
> even applicable for it, as the they are mostly for the UAVs from 0.5 kg up
> to 30 kg (though the common sense and good piloting are always applicable).
> Nevertheless the image is of a surprisingly good quality for a cloudy day,
> and since it is panoramic it covers quite a large area.
> The 21 aerial photos for a panoramic image are taken automatically during
> a flight, and then they are stitched together by the DJI Media Maker
> software on a PC.
>  Oleksiy,

Thanks for sharing.  Have you tried to vertical shots?  For example, I know
of a new building.  I'd like to get building and the surrounding
improvements.  It seems like a small UAV that you describe would do the job.

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