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Capturing and Processing Drone Imagery for Indigenous Mapping

Eariler this month I was given the opportunity to give a presentation on capturing and processing drone imagery for Indigenous mapping at IMW Turtle Island 2021.

In this session I walk through the steps for capturing and processsing drone imagery, beginning with learning how to plan a mapping mission, starting with deliniating a flight area and setting up a drone to fly an autonomous mapping mission. Then I go though the steps needed to process the raw drone-collected imagery into a seamless, high-resolution orthomosaic which can then be incorporated into your maps. Although there are many options available, the focus for this session is on open-source tools.