What I want to do
Explore mapping with lightweight PL Mobius Infragram and low-lift, low altitude UAVs (like Parrot AR.Drone 2.0).
My attempt and results
Mounted PL Mobius Infragram Point and Shoot on Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 using orange rubber bands.
Flew initial low altitude test. Used paid license version of PTLens to apply fisheye correction and crop the images.
Used Adobe PS to make a panorama from the fisheye corrected, cropped infrablue images.
I stitched a couple of the images in Mapknitter. However, the very low altitude images, require zooming all the way in.
I stitched five of the images in Mapknitter. After initial null exports, Jeff Warren revised the resolution from 0.39 cm/pixel to 1 cm/pixel, which led to successful export. As noted above, the very low altitude images, require zooming all the way in.
Cropped, then used Ned Horning's Fiji Photomonitoring plugin to process the infrablue panorama to NDVI.
Color using NDVIBlu2Red.lut
Questions and next steps
Get the gps waypoint capability working again, explore niche where this combination of gear makes sense.
Why I'm interested
The lightweight form factor of PL Mobius Infragram Point and Shoot allows use of it with low-lift UAVs. Together with ability to correct fisheye effect, makes for another (albeit limited niche) aerial mapping tool in the toolbox.