Forestry - Tree plantation management

3D photomesh and orthomosaic of bluegum tree plantation.


Small Drone Mapping 101

The Aero Scout shares his experiences with UAV mapping and 3D models.


Alkimos Beach - 3D Photomesh and Orthomosaic

Alkimos beach aerial survey to produce a 3D photomesh and orthomosaic.


Chestnut Brae - Farm planning map

Demonstrating how drone imagery can be used as a base for effective farm planning.


Small Construction Site - 3D Photomesh and Orthomosaic

UAV aerial survey of a construction site to produce a 3D photomesh and orthomosaic.

Stel Tree - 3D Scan

Mission Summary

  • Goal:  Test photogrammetry from a smartphone
  • Tech: iPhone8s, Autodesk ReCap
  • Conditions: Early Afternoon and cloudy
  • Outcome: Handheld camera in a smartphone can be a powerful tool for reality capture

We were down at the local park for an afternoon walk, when I went to test some simple photogrammetry methodology using my smartphone daughter decided she wanted to be part of the scan.

Photogrammetry scan of tree (and daughter) using an iPhone
You can see that  whilst she assures me she did not move a muscle there is still some slight distortion around her body, whilst the tree is in near perfect focus. I guess this demonstrates how sensitive the technique is to even the slightest movement. Also see video below;