Dear ODM community,
I’m new to ODM, and still playing around with the settings. I have a drone project over a forested area (normal grid mission), and when I produce my orthomosaic in ODM, the results are not very desirable. A ton of image warping, bending and some blur.
When i compared ODM ortho to PhotoScan otho, the results where similar. Both times (ODM and PhotoScan) the othomosaics were orthorectified using the calculated DSM. In PhotoScan, I filtered out and selected only ground points (from the point cloud) to produce a DTM, and used the DTM to orthorectified my orthomosaic, which produce superior results (in my case, over different trees with varying heights). No warping or bending.
I am guessing that i did not have sufficient points in my point cloud file to produce a well filled in DSM from which to orthorectify my mosaics (E.g. i had to do a structured flight to capture more photos at a angle, not nadir), which caused the warping and bending, because the program tried to interpolate the missing values?
So my question is, can you set up WebODM to produce both a DTM and DSM and produce a high quality orthomosaic rectified using the DTM, not the DSM?
Any advice would be appreciated.