Photoscan – Editing Orthomosaics

Photoscan has a function to assign only user selected images for a specific area. This is useful for cleaning up areas of the ortho that have: blurriness, moving vehicles, bad image stitching, etc. Created polygons can also be used for defining a subset of the project area for export. Editing 1. To begin, make sure…

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Metashape – Orthomosaic formatting for MicroStation and TerraPhoto Reference

MicroStation and TerraPhoto reference  require a RGB orthomosaic image. The normal workflow for exporting sUAS derived orthomosaics from Metashape creates a RGBA image. Make sure the “Write Alpha Channel” setting in the screenshot below is unchecked to create a RGB orthomosaic in Metashape before attempting to import into TerraPhoto.

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Agisoft – Loading Camera Location Accuracy from XMP Meta Data

Metashape Version 1.5.3 There is an option in Agisoft Metashape/Photoscan to load camera location accuracy from XMP meta data. Below are instructions for changing the settings to allow these accuracies to be loaded automatically. Open Metashape. Click on “Tools” and “Preferences” from the dropdown. Click on the “Advanced” tab and check “Load camera location accuracy…

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Metashape: Failed to Build Orthomosaic

Problem: When processing in Agisoft’s Metashape or PhotoScan, the Build Orthomosaic step fails. The details may contain a message, “Error: Can’t write file: There is not enough space on the disk (112). Probable Resolution #1: Check the disk space to ensure there is sufficient space to complete the task. If not, remove unnecessary files and try building the…

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PhotoScan – NAD83(2011)

User wishes to convert ASPSuite processed images to a NAD83(2011) projected coordinate systems in PhotoScan, but the desired NAD83(2011) based projected coordinate system does not appear in the list of available coordinate systems. To convert ASP processed images to NAD83(2011) projected coordinate systems in Photoscan, you must change to the NAD83(2011) geographic coordinate system in Reference…

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Agisoft Lens User Manual

The Agisoft Lens User Manual provides information and guidance on the use of Agisoft Lens. Agisoft Lens is an automatic lens calibration software, which uses an LCD screen as a calibration target. It supports estimation of the full camera calibration matrix, including non-linear distortion coefficients. Estimated calibration parameters can be saved in human readable file…

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How to Move a Node-Locked MetaShape (Photoscan) License?

Note: It is necessary to deactivate the Metashape license before re-installing, installing a new OS, or changing hardware components. In addition, the license should be deactivated in order to be transferred to another computer.  To move a Node-Locked MetaShape (Photoscan) license: deactivate it first on the old machine, and then activate it on the new…

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Case Study – Fixing Time Consuming Inventory Collection

A Case Study from Philips’ Soil Challenge We conduct a core product inventory every quarter for our bark and pumice stockpiles to keep our bookkeeping updated. Our inventory collection methods consisted of simply guessing the volume of each pile (highly inaccurate) or having our loader operator move 5 yards of product at a time (extremely…

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Memory Error When Building Mesh in PhotoScan

One of the steps in AirGon’s PhotoScan processing workflow is to build a 3D mesh.  The mesh building step usually consumes more memory than other steps in the workflow and can lead to a memory error if the capacity is exceeded.  The source of this problem can sometimes be traced back to the selection of…

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