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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B5, 147–152, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B5-147-2016
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B5, 147–152, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B5-147-2016

  15 Jun 2016

15 Jun 2016

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF 3D MODELING SOFTWARE FOR UAV PHOTOGRAMMETRY

H. Yanagi1,3 and H. Chikatsu2 H. Yanagi and H. Chikatsu
  • 1Japan Association of Surveyors, 1-33-18, Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2Division of Architectural, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Hatoyama, Hiki-gun, Saitama, Japan
  • 3School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Hatoyama, Hiki-gun, Saitama, Japan

Keywords: UAV Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling software, Structure from Motion, Evaluation of Accuracy Aspects

Abstract. UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) photogrammetry, which combines UAV and freely available internet-based 3D modeling software, is widely used as a low-cost and user-friendly photogrammetry technique in the fields such as remote sensing and geosciences. In UAV photogrammetry, only the platform used in conventional aerial photogrammetry is changed. Consequently, 3D modeling software contributes significantly to its expansion. However, the algorithms of the 3D modelling software are black box algorithms. As a result, only a few studies have been able to evaluate their accuracy using 3D coordinate check points. With this motive, Smart3DCapture and Pix4Dmapper were downloaded from the Internet and commercial software PhotoScan was also employed; investigations were performed in this paper using check points and images obtained from UAV.