Civilian Drone 3D Mapping
Project using civilian drones flying autonomously to photograph the USS Hornet, building a 3D image with the data - videos embedded below:
The video below illustrates the 3D model better, indicating the points where the photographs were stitched together:
This is a mosaic of the USS hornet we made at Nerd Night on 10/30/2013. We used the 3DR Y6 multirotor with a canon SX260. Two flights were conducted with two different camera angles relative to horizontal (straight down): 0deg and 45deg. The second flight was focused on the control tower whereas the first flight was focused on the deck.
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