A small UAV + a camera = aerial pictures.
This is pretty cool just by itself. The above images are downsampled, but at full resolution you can pick out some pretty nice details. (Click on the following image to see the full/raw pixel resolution of the area.)
The next logical step of course is to stitch all these individual images together into a larger map. The questions are: What software is available to do image stitching? How well does it work? Are there free options? Do I need to explore developing my own software tool set?
Various aerial imaging …
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