Flight Riot strives to create a community that advocates the use of drones in conjunction with geospatial technology for remote sensing and mapping applications. We place an emphasis on open source technologies with a ‘do it yourself’ spirit. We encourage exploration and discussion of technology, drone platforms, mapping cameras, and specific remote sensing applications such as vegetation management, agricultural and land analysis, as well as terrain mapping and surveying.
If you are interested in drone mapping then we invite you to sign up, publish, and share your projects and ideas with us.
Projects and Features
Flight Riot is all about that DIY attitude when it comes to drones and remote sensing topics. So, in that spirit we'd like to share a few interesting stories that come to us by way of one of our members, Christian John. This is the first of a two part story that...read more
Ready To Drone LLC provided Onsite Operational training on mapping UAVs to the Suriname government through a partnership with Conservation International and Conservation Drones. Ready to Drone will also deliver a National Park UAS implementation strategy through their...read more
Ortho Mosaic - Plaza de los Artesanos Mosaic of the Plaza de Los Artesanos, Bogota. The flight was made with a Hexacopter with pilot Naza-M and a camera Canon A2300. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0E_nqMAP2Aread more
Post Processing for UAV images. Inspired by posts like this: http://flightriot.com/visualsfm-cmvs-post-processing-tutorial/ , we've started a project called OpenDroneMap (http://opendronemap.github.io/odm/), a sUAV post processing toolchain. For now, it only generates...read more
Hello Flight Riot! CHDK: Canon Hack Development Kit CHDK is useful for UAV mapping because it allows options for control of canon point and shoot cameras that you would not otherwise have. I use the Canon S100 and Canon SX260 primarily for mapping though I have used...read more
VisualSFM, CMVS - Image Post Processing Tutorial 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wBKidr0e-XA This tutorial shows you how to orthorectify UAV aerial imagery and generate 3D point clouds. All software used is freely available for...read more