This three-manual series, authored by Dr. Eric Saczuk and published as an open education resource by BCcampus, covers image acquisition and image processing using RPAS. The series is designed to be both a learning resource and a teaching guide.
The manual on image acquisition helps the user select the ideal RPAS and sensor combination and provides step-by-step instructions on how to safely fly a pre-programmed, semi-autonomous mission to gather a set of images or videos.
The two image-processing manuals focus on the most effective photogrammetric processing techniques for specific data sets and image types. These manuals include sample data sets that can be used for a complete walk-through of the processing steps or to generate a variety of 3-D mapping products.