Mosaic JPEGs with minimum overlap

I need to process drone collections which have minimum overlap (<<50%). WebODM won’t process them in normal mode, Fast Ortho is very hit/miss. There have been suggestions of using MS image composite editor, but MS has withdrawn it.

Photogrammetry is unimportant in this application. I only want the composite image for situational awareness.

ArcGIS offers a similar capability but at their prices. Maps Made Easy offers a Flat Map. This is what I need, but I’m poor and would appreciate open source.

Anyone in the community able to help?

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Try ImageStitching from GitHub - mkazhdan/PoissonRecon: Poisson Surface Reconstruction ?

It’s hit or miss and has scalability troubles though (gets very slow with lots of images).

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Some folks have had good luck with Hugin, but the learning curve is really high.

If you like, I have the MSI backed up for Microsoft Image Composite Editor. I could always share it with you.

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I’ve successfully stitched quite a few large panoramas together with Hugin, but only with a regular SLR camera, not aerial drone photos. It has generally done a really good job, and I think it should work well with drone photos too.

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