I’m testing out WebODM and I’m struggling a little bit with creating the ground control point file that I would upload along with the images. I’ve been using Reality Capture by CapturingReality and the interface for marking ground control points to the images they reside in is quite quick. I understand how the ground control point interface in WebODM works and I am able to load my control point file and select the points in each photo.
I have about 650 images which I drag onto the “Choose Images / drag here” box. It takes a very long time for the images to appear. They remain white boxes for several minutes before the actual photo is rendered. I’m guessing my browser is loading all the images? I have 10 control points and it’s a very painstakingly slow process to find all of the photos that have my control points in them and then go and mark them with this interface.
I have also used Agisoft’s Metashape as a trial and marked control points with their interface. Their interface is more similar to WebODM’s ground control point interface than RC’s.
I’m curious to see what everybody’s methods are for marking ground control points. Is using the web based interface the only way to mark the points? The web interface just takes me far too long to mark all of the points and I’m hoping there is some other method that I haven’t discovered yet.