Important Files

Pix4D Processing Report

GCP Actual locations shown

GCP aggregated locations shown

Southmost burn plots over three week period

Week 14 Field Outing Deliverable

Introduction

The field outing for April 19, 2021, was, I believe, the most crisp imagery we managed to capture. For some reason or another (I'd personally credit Matt's skillset with mission planning), the images came out looking spectacular with little to no stitching visible once all of the images were compiled. This was also the first outing our group used ArcCollector data effectively and mapped it against the actual GCP data. Interestingly, the GCP coordinates were loosely correlated; just about as consistent as the average of all the data we supplied using ArcCollector across about eight individuals' phones.

Study Area

The area the mission was conducted at was the Purdue Wildlife Area – specifically the burn plots, neighboring fields, and construction areas. The image shown is the orthomosaic compiled from the data generated and goes to show the general size of the mission.

fig. 1: an incredibly crisp orthomosaic generated, shown for size reference (and due to pride of clarity!)

Metadata

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Location
Date
Time
WEATHER
METAR Used
Temperature
Precipitation
Winds
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Vehicle
Sensor
Battery Count
MISSION SPECS
PIC
VO
Flight Number
Takeoff Time:
Landing Time:
Altitude
Sensor Angle
Overlap
Sidelap
Geolocation System Used
Coordinate System

fig. 2: metadata

External Deliverables

Additionally requested were orthomosaics of:

  • Actual GCP location shown from above
  • Aggregated GCP location shown from ArcCollector
  • Orthomosaic of the Southfield showing the three weeks' worth of data compared against one another

These can be found in the Ortho subfolder within the .zip folder.