Getting Bundler and friends running — part deux

In my previous post on Getting Bundler and friends running, I suggested how to modify an existing script to get Bundler and other structure from motion parts/pieces up and running.  Here’s my follow up. Install Vagrant and VirtualBox. Download (or clone) this repo: https://github.com/OpenDroneMap/odm-vagrant Navigate into the cloned or unzipped directory (on the command line), run vagrant up Go have a cup of coffee. Come … Continue reading Getting Bundler and friends running — part deux

Getting Bundler and friends running

Anyone who has jumped down the rabbit hole of computer vision has run into dependency h*ll getting software to run.  I jumped down that hole again today with great success that I don’t want to forget (these directions are for Ubuntu, fyi). First, clone BundlerTools: https://github.com/qwesda/BundlerTools This will download and compile (almost) everything for you, which is a wonderful thing.  The one exception is graclus.  … Continue reading Getting Bundler and friends running

UAS (drone) Footprint Geometries Calculated in PostGIS with SFCGAL — for real this time

In my earlier post, I made a claim that SFCGAL was used in this figure: It dawned on my afterwards, while I was using 3D, I hadn’t actually employed any of the analysis goodies that come with SFCGAL.  Well, here it is– a footprint as calculated using the view angles and a real terrain model: Here it is compared with the initial calculation: Continue reading UAS (drone) Footprint Geometries Calculated in PostGIS with SFCGAL — for real this time

O man. Epic 3D on its way. I could drone on and on about #postgis

Still working furiously on final edits for the PostGIS Cookbook.  My last chapter is the last one that the Packt editors and managers are waiting for, but it will be the best I’ve contributed to the book, so I think it will be worth everyone’s time. The trick with this chapter is that when I first wrote it, it was before the heavy lifting the … Continue reading O man. Epic 3D on its way. I could drone on and on about #postgis