With recent version fo OpenDroneMap, it’s now possible to use different camera/camera lens types. Historically, we have supported perspective cameras. Now, thanks to improvements to OpenSfM, we have access to
What does this mean for you? Well, with
fisheye you can use your wide angle lenses, but with
brown also known as Brown-Conrady, we really improve the photogrammetric output. @PCdurham mentioned this possibility over a year ago and was spot on.
We’re seeing incredible fidelity in our surface models and terrain models when using this. Here’s a view of the surface model of a zoo with Brown-Conrady:
And a surface model of a forest over a set of ledges:
So, try it out! It’s as easy as switching the
camera-lens type to brown and processing.
I’d love to see your models. Should this be the default camera in OpenDroneMap? I think so, but want to see how it’s working for others.