ADU 01173: Mapping Software’s and Acquisition Strategies for Creating Beautiful, Likelike Drone Models

Today’s show is about drone mapping software and acquisition strategies.

Our caller for today, Bob has come up with a great follow-up question today. Bob listened to our previous show, “Which Pix4D Version Should I Use for Mapping a Roof?” And he has some in-depth questions about mapping software and acquisition strategies.

Specifically, how can you prevent jagged lines in drone models? Can the use of manual tie-points help you create better-looking models? On today’s show, you will learn that your acquisition strategy is program-dependent. We discuss different mapping software like Drone Deploy, Pix4D Mapper, and Pix4D React. And reveal our preferred acquisition strategy for each software.

If you are a professional mapper looking to up your game, today’s show will be particularly interesting to you. Enjoy!

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  • [02:02]Today’s show is brought to you by PROPS and our Mapping Bootcamp
  • [04:26]Today’s question is about creating lifelike and beautiful drone models
  • [07:11]Is your acquisition method program-dependent?
  • [07:47]What is the recommended acquisition strategy for Pix4D React?
  • [09:42]Choosing the right processing template and how it impacts your map quality
  • [12:10]Using MTP’s for combining data sets of two separate projects
  • [14:20]Why aligning rather than merging datasets is preferable
  • [15:15]Why consistent white balance is important for creating MTP’s
  • [16:40]Are there any processing engines that do not require MTP’s?
  • [18:40]Can you create an accurate 3D model using cloud-based software like DroneDeploy?


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