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Rapid 3D Scene Reconstruction from Kite-Based Aerial Imagery Using Open Source Structure from Motion

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dc.contributor.advisor Croitoru, Arie Resig, Michael Roy
dc.creator Resig, Michael Roy 2014-12-05 2015-03-24T15:31:52Z 2015-03-24T15:31:52Z 2015-03-24
dc.description.abstract There has been a significant increase over the past decade in worldwide demand for rapid and efficient capturing of 3D geospatial data. Until recently the technology and training essential to acquire 3D geospatial data was severely limited to government agencies or large corporations. Increasingly affordable tools and methods have given 3D geospatial capabilities to the public, which can be observed within numerous fields of research and industry, such as: military operations, emergency response, humanitarian aid, municipal upkeep, topographic surveying, and cultural heritage. With applicable 3D data the ability to visualize surroundings, perform simulations, conduct crucial research, and gain invaluable knowledge becomes possible. This thesis focuses on developing an accessible, affordable workflow for rapidly creating 3D scenes constructed from captured image series by an aerial platform. By using open source software and simple to operate aerial vehicles such as kites, this workflow is able to be used in nearly any application while requiring minimal training and funding.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject structure from motion en_US
dc.subject open source en_US
dc.subject kite en_US
dc.subject 3D reconstruction en_US
dc.subject aerial imagery en_US
dc.title Rapid 3D Scene Reconstruction from Kite-Based Aerial Imagery Using Open Source Structure from Motion en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Science in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence en_US Master's en Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence en George Mason University en

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