I have been using ODM for RGB othomosaics for the last couple of years and it is nice to see I will be able to use it for agricultural purposes in the short term. Nevertheless, I also do a lot of thermal inspection and cannot find an affordable software to create my own orhtomosaics.
I am aware from some topics that some people have succeeded on creating thermal orthos using ODM. Nevertheless, I wanted to ask abut your experience. I own a DJI Zenmuse XT and I wanted to know:
- Can you somehow process data with ODM so you can later keep and explore pixels temperature? If so, what is your workflow?
- How much overlap and flight altitude is better for ODM thermal processing.
- If absolute temperature is not maintained… how do you later inspect your data? Do you just go for the original image in the problematic point and extract real absolute data from there?
Finally, are there any plans to include native thermal processing in ODM? What is it so difficult to find good thermal orthomosaic software out there? In the past I have been working with PrecisionMapper but they dropped thermal suppond and now rely on third party companies to analyze our data. And it does not seem to be a straight process with lots of problems emerging from time to time.
Thanks in advance,