On the SOTM US 2020 there was a Talk by a company pixel8 which generated aerial imagery like data based on 360° camera footage and the point clouds that where generated from that data.
Video: A Satellite in Your Pocket: Ground Based Action Cameras to Create Aerial Perspective for OSM Editing - YouTube
Example from the Video:
However, it looks like the company pixel8___earth/ does not exist anymore. But I did find a few links
- Company Github Repo list github.com/orgs/pixel8earth/repositories (with no public activity)
- Sean who gave the talk github___com/Seagor (with no public activity)
We have a very good coverage of 360° images in Berlin (www.mapillary___com/app/?lat=52.506301933146034&lng=13.423026679840177&z=10.791402974605587&panos=true) in general and can add more pictures for specific areas easily.
So I am wondering, if there is a (reasonably easy) way to create this kind of data with OpenDroneMap or a similar process.
In my mind this setup could easily become more useful than the drone based process of data-capturing since creating 360° images is so much easier and can be taught a lot easier to more people. Also, for cities like Berlin drones are a no go for most situations, but 360° images are OK to take.
(Sorry, had to break the links so I can post as a new user (2 Link limit). Replace the ___ with a dot…)