Volume XLII-2/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 163-170, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-163-2017
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 163-170, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-163-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  23 Feb 2017

23 Feb 2017

THE INFLUENCE OF FLIGHT PLANNING AND CAMERA ORIENTATION IN UAVs PHOTOGRAMMETRY. A TEST IN THE AREA OF ROCCA SAN SILVESTRO (LI), TUSCANY

F. Chiabrando1, A. Lingua2, P. Maschio2, and L. Teppati Losè1 F. Chiabrando et al.
  • 1DAD, Dept. of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, 10125 Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli, Torino, Italy
  • 2DIATI, Dept. of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, Torino, Italy

Keywords: UAVs Photogrammetry, Flight Planning, Camera Orientation, 3D documentation

Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how much the phases of flight planning and the setting of the camera orientation can affect a UAVs photogrammetric survey. The test site chosen for these evaluations was the Rocca of San Silvestro, a medieval monumental castle near Livorno, Tuscany (Italy). During the fieldwork, different sets of data have been acquired using different parameters for the camera orientation and for the set up of flight plans. Acquisition with both nadiral and oblique orientation of the camera have been performed, as well as flights with different direction of the flight lines (related with the shape of the object of the survey). The different datasets were then processed in several blocks using Pix4D software and the results of the processing were analysed and compared. Our aim was to evaluate how much the parameters described above can affect the generation of the final products of the survey, in particular the product chosen for this evaluation was the point cloud.