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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B23/S10.013

COMPARISON AND ANALYSIS OF SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR CREATION OF A DIGITAL TERRAIN MODEL USING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

M. Govorcin,B. Pribicevic,A. Dapo
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-12-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 2, Vol. 3, 99-108 pp

ABSTRACT
Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) as mapping systems is gaining more attention in recent years. The need for "real-time" spatial data acquisitions in a more efficient and economical way is the reason why UAV is presented as one of the most promising acquisition techniques today. That is most evident in areas where human life could be endangered which are therefore very difficult for survey using conventional methods. Thus, analyzing the capabilities of this technology and discovering the extents of its usefulness for geodetic survey needs to be conducted. The paper presents an overview of UAV systems and their applications. This overview describes different UAV systems, their characteristics and capabilities. The main objective of this paper is focused on comparison of different software solutions for processing images and analysis of their influence on the quality of Digital Terrain Models. Software packages used in this comparison are 3DM Analyst Mine Mapping Suite and Pix4D mapper.

Keywords: Unamanned Aerial Vehicle, DTM, 3DM Analyst Mine Mapping Suite, Pix4D mapper