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Articles | Volume XXXVIII-1/C22
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-1/C22, 39–44, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-1-C22-39-2011
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-1/C22, 39–44, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-1-C22-39-2011

  06 Sep 2012

06 Sep 2012

MOBILE 3D MAPPING WITH A LOW-COST UAV SYSTEM

F. Neitzel1 and J. Klonowski2 F. Neitzel and J. Klonowski
  • 1TU Berlin, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, 10623 Berlin, Germany
  • 2i3mainz – Institute for Spatial Information and Surveying Technology, FH Mainz, 55128 Mainz, Germany

Keywords: Mobile Mapping, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV, Photogrammetry, 3D Point cloud, Flight planning

Abstract. In this contribution it is shown how an UAV system can be built at low costs. The components of the system, the equipment as well as the control software are presented. Furthermore an implemented programme for photogrammetric flight planning and its execution are described. The main focus of this contribution is on the generation of 3D point clouds from digital imagery. For this web services and free software solutions are presented which automatically generate 3D point clouds from arbitrary image configurations. Possibilities of georeferencing are described whereas the achieved accuracy has been determined. The presented workflow is finally used for the acquisition of 3D geodata. On the example of a landfill survey it is shown that marketable products can be derived using a low-cost UAV.