ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W4, 55-61, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W4-55-2017
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13 Nov 2017
COMPARISON OF UAS-BASED PHOTOGRAMMETRY SOFTWARE FOR 3D POINT CLOUD GENERATION: A SURVEY OVER A HISTORICAL SITE
F. Alidoost and H. Arefi School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: 3D Modelling, DSM, Point Cloud, Photogrammetry, Accuracy Assessment Abstract. Nowadays, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)-based photogrammetry offers an affordable, fast and effective approach to real-time acquisition of high resolution geospatial information and automatic 3D modelling of objects for numerous applications such as topography mapping, 3D city modelling, orthophoto generation, and cultural heritages preservation. In this paper, the capability of four different state-of-the-art software packages as 3DSurvey, Agisoft Photoscan, Pix4Dmapper Pro and SURE is examined to generate high density point cloud as well as a Digital Surface Model (DSM) over a historical site. The main steps of this study are including: image acquisition, point cloud generation, and accuracy assessment. The overlapping images are first captured using a quadcopter and next are processed by different software to generate point clouds and DSMs. In order to evaluate the accuracy and quality of point clouds and DSMs, both visual and geometric assessments are carry out and the comparison results are reported.
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Citation: Alidoost, F. and Arefi, H.: COMPARISON OF UAS-BASED PHOTOGRAMMETRY SOFTWARE FOR 3D POINT CLOUD GENERATION: A SURVEY OVER A HISTORICAL SITE, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W4, 55-61, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W4-55-2017, 2017.

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