Seven Standards for Delivering High Quality sUAS Imagery
Most software used for sUAS image processing utilizes a technique called Structure from Motion. This technique is able to combine pictures into an orthomosaic without many of the requirements associated with traditional photogrammetry. We’ve found that the quality of the orthomosaic is dependent on the quality of the individual photos. Here, we offer seven standards for sUAS “better pictures.” If followed, these standards – involving the use of checklists, software best practices, spatial resolution, spectral resolution, radiometric resolution, radiometric corrections, and georeferencing—should provide end users with a repeatable, consistent product that meets their remote sensing needs.