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VisWebDrone: A Web Application for UAV Photogrammetry Based on Open-Source Software

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Engineering Department, School of Science and Technology, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
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Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, CITAB, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, UTAD, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
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Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS), INESC Technology and Science (INESC-TEC), 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(11), 679; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9110679
Received: 24 September 2020 / Revised: 27 October 2020 / Accepted: 13 November 2020 / Published: 15 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geovisualization and Map Design)
Currently, the use of free and open-source software is increasing. The flexibility, availability, and maturity of this software could be a key driver to develop useful and interesting solutions. In general, open-source solutions solve specific tasks that can replace commercial solutions, which are often very expensive. This is even more noticeable in areas requiring analysis and manipulation/visualization of a large volume of data. Considering that there is a major gap in the development of web applications for photogrammetric processing, based on open-source technologies that offer quality results, the application presented in this article is intended to explore this niche. Thus, in this article a solution for photogrammetric processing is presented, based on the integration of MicMac, GeoServer, Leaflet, and Potree software. The implemented architecture, focusing on open-source software for data processing and for graphical manipulation, visualization, measuring, and analysis, is presented in detail. To assess the results produced by the proposed web application, a case study is presented, using imagery acquired from an unmanned aerial vehicle in two different areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: open-source; web application; photogrammetry; unmanned aerial vehicles; MicMac; GeoServer; Leaflet; Potree open-source; web application; photogrammetry; unmanned aerial vehicles; MicMac; GeoServer; Leaflet; Potree
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Guimarães, N.; Pádua, L.; Adão, T.; Hruška, J.; Peres, E.; Sousa, J.J. VisWebDrone: A Web Application for UAV Photogrammetry Based on Open-Source Software. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 679. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9110679

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Guimarães N, Pádua L, Adão T, Hruška J, Peres E, Sousa JJ. VisWebDrone: A Web Application for UAV Photogrammetry Based on Open-Source Software. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2020; 9(11):679. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9110679

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Guimarães, Nathalie, Luís Pádua, Telmo Adão, Jonáš Hruška, Emanuel Peres, and Joaquim J. Sousa 2020. "VisWebDrone: A Web Application for UAV Photogrammetry Based on Open-Source Software" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9, no. 11: 679. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9110679

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