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Using Phantom FC40 to get aerial photos for mapping

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by npalen, May 11, 2014.

  1. npalen

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    I've been asked by the local church parish to take aerial photos of the complex which covers about 300 ft square. Purpose is for putting together a map of underground utilities. My question is how can I take several photos from different angles that could be integrated into one large plan view of the area. I'm guessing that there is software "out there" that can piece several shots together similar to taking a panorama picture. Can anyone give me some insight.
     
  2. IrishSights

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    If you took it from different angles it could not be a a plan view by definition. 300 ft square is pretty small. One photo looking straight down would do your job.

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    That would give me a wide angle perspective view but what I need to come up with is an orthographic projection. A line drawing would be the final result needed but not sure how to get there from aerial photos.
     
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    GoPro on Narrow setting is the best you'll get. Not sure about an FC40. The Phantom range Is not up to the standard for orthographic projection IMHO

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