Mapping newbie here, for a while now I’ve been fascinated by OpenDroneMap and its capabilities, but I’ve suddenly realized I’ve missed an important part of mapping.
This whole time I’ve been using a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, thinking all was well. But then I learned about RTK/PPK GPS and realized the consumer-grade GPS in my Mavic wasn’t up to the task.
So that explains why my orthophotos come out riddled with artifacts and stitching errors, and possibly why the trees look like green, space-warping blobs.
Eventually I’ll have to spend my hard earned money on some GCPs and an RTK GPS device, but in the meantime are there any settings in OpenDroneMap that allow it to work better with cheap/inaccurate GPS?
I’ve noticed MICMACNode handles these jobs better, producing larger but less frequent errors that I can usually clean up in Photoshop (it’s fine, I’m not interested in doing survey-accurate work just yet). Nonetheless, are there settings for MICMACNode that might also improve things?
I’ve tried skipping the geotagging altogether by stitching the photos together using Photoshop, but with so many large photos and so much detail I need a bank of supercomputers to achieve this. Is there a QGIS plugin that might work better?