Hi, I wonder if you could help me on my learning curve with WebODM?
I have done a lot of research over the weekend, I find conflicting advice and suggestions (I assume this is because some of the information returned is from previous older versions) so I am hoping that I can reach out for some assistance from the community.
I am using a WebODM install on Windows using Git,Python and docker as per instructions.
Issue 1 - How do I increase the HD space available to the default machine?
It has created a 20GB vmdk which I realise cannot be resized, what is the easiest way for a linux noobie like myself to increase this as I find I am filling this up when trying to run my data on the settings I would like to.
Issue 2 - Again disk related, I am trying to redirect the output to my windows environment rather than the results being output in to the virtual space (because of Issue 1 primarily), when I use the ./webodm.sh restart --media-dir /path/to/webodm_results using my drive letter and directory name for the output location, it accepts the command with no errors and restarts but the output is not being delivered to that location. I am sure this is likely something I am missing with my lack of docker and Git knowledge about how this mapping works, if anyone could lend me some advice on this I would appreciate that.
Issue 3 - Unable to produce high resolution ortho
I have tried many of the built in options, many of the tweaks to settings that I have researched but seem unable to produce an ortho of the highest possible resolution.
The image set is made up of 5472 x 3648 resolution images flown at a height that should produce 2.9cm/px, I have tried different settings of -orthophoto-resolution, increased -texturing-nadir-weight, increased -mesh-size and mesh-octree-depth but the output is always a small filesize tiff with low resolution in comparison to what I am expecting from the data, MME for example delivers a near 1GB file, WebODM is 60MB.
On the plus side some of these settings have produced a far better stitch than other platforms have output but just not the resolution.
I have read conflicting information on whether the resize images will effect the final output? If I do not resize the images my machine does not have the horsepower to complete the job, I have thrown a couple of attempts at webodm lightning as well but again I am not getting what I expect.
I am sure this is likely something very simple I am missing but again I would really appreciate some help with this if possible.
I will truly appreciate any advice on offer to help me with this please.