OpenDroneMap — Humanitarian uses of outputs

In response to a recent query about OpenDroneMap, I’m writing a quick summary here, and then a brief write-up on how it could relate to humanitarian response / crisis mapping applications, as discussed in my Deep Dive session at International Conference of Crisis Mappers in New York, this past November.¬† Ahem. The summary: OpenDroneMap: Open Source Toolkit for processing Civilian Drone Imagery “OpenDroneMap is an … Continue reading OpenDroneMap — Humanitarian uses of outputs

OpenDroneMap — Orthophotos and Textured Mesh

Good news to report, though I haven’t finished my own testing yet… but OpenDroneMap, which previously would just create point clouds from drone images, now also produces: Meshes! Textured meshes! Georeferenced textured meshes (if the exif data has geographic coordinates) Georeferenced orthophotos! (if the exif data has geographic coordinates) Now, I’d like those ifs to go away, but that requires a bit of thoughtful interface … Continue reading OpenDroneMap — Orthophotos and Textured Mesh

OpenDroneMap — The MOVIE

Apparently travelling for 20 days straight back and forth through 3 time zones across 13 hours of time difference¬† makes me calmer, more rational, and a better presenter than normal. All 27 minutes and 35 seconds. And then don’t forget to check out the rest: http://vimeo.com/foss4g Continue reading OpenDroneMap — The MOVIE

OpenDroneMap and the art of sneakernet packet making

Current scene in the smathermather household — OpenDroneMap sneakernet packets being produced for training 53 people in OpenDroneMap on Monday. (Yes, I’m using rsync, not tar. Old dog. New tricks.) edit: let’s throw some code up there, ugly though it may be:   Continue reading OpenDroneMap and the art of sneakernet packet making

OpenDroneMap — Art and Science

I consider myself an artist and scientist. I’ll confess I have let the art go fallow some in recent years, but these are two sides of one coin. If you like either, and especially if you like both, you should check out Tobias Research. I met Michele at FOSS4G, where from the moment she saw my presentation on OpenDroneMap to using it to create a … Continue reading OpenDroneMap — Art and Science

Null Archipelago — Null Islands for All Coordinate Reference Systems — revision

Ok, I misunderstood… . The Null Island Archipelago is actually meant to be just datum based, i.e. not the 0,0 of every projection, but the 0,0 of every null lat/lon.     @mizmay Someone suggested & @schuyler tweeted (who? please remind me!) a few weeks ago that each coordinate reference system (CRS) has it’s own Null Island, and therefore there must be a Null Archipelago. … Continue reading Null Archipelago — Null Islands for All Coordinate Reference Systems — revision

Null Archipelago — Null Islands for All Coordinate Reference Systems

@mizmay Someone suggested & @schuyler tweeted (who? please remind me!) a few weeks ago that each coordinate reference system (CRS) has it’s own Null Island, and therefore there must be a Null Archipelago. This got me thinking — what does that look like? Enter PostGIS. We’ll create a function, that given an EPSG code will return the 0,0 location for that reference system in the … Continue reading Null Archipelago — Null Islands for All Coordinate Reference Systems

FOSS as Folk

Let us expand a bit on the theme of Free and Open Source Software as _Folk_ software development, i. e. of the people, for the people, and by the people. When I put together my presentation for FOSS4G Korea 2014, I had elements of this theme in it. I expected I would talk about the relationship between governance and open source software in the context … Continue reading FOSS as Folk