Effect of photogrammetric RPAS flight parameters on plani-altimetric accuracy of DTM

Zuriel Dathan Mora-Felix, Antonio Jesus Sanhouse-Garcia, Yaneth A. Bustos-Terrones, Juan G. Loaiza, Sergio Alberto Monjardin-Armenta, Jesus Gabriel Rangel-Peraza
2020 Open Geosciences  
AbstractRemotely piloted aerial systems (RPASs) are gaining fast and wide application around the world due to its relative low-cost advantage in the acquisition of high-resolution imagery. However, standardized protocols for the construction of cartographic products are needed. The aim of this paper is to optimize the generation of digital terrain models (DTMs) by using different RPAS flight parameters. An orthogonal design L18 was used to measure the effect of photogrammetric flight parameters
more » ... c flight parameters on the DTM generated. The image data were acquired using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone and six flight parameters were evaluated: flight mode, altitude, flight speed, camera tilt, longitudinal overlap and transversal overlap. Fifty-one ground control points were established using a global positioning system. Multivision algorithms were used to obtain ultra-high resolution point clouds, orthophotos and 3D models from the photos acquired. Root mean square error was used to measure the geometric accuracy of DTMs generated. The effect of photogrammetric flight parameters was carried out by using analysis of variance statistical analysis. Altimetric and planimetric accuracies of 0.38 and 0.11 m were achieved, respectively. Based on these results, high-precision cartographic material was generated using low-cost technology.
doi:10.1515/geo-2020-0189 fatcat:elwgtabpivcdfk4bvlxvrzgfui