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 setting in the screenshot below is unchecked to create a RGB orthomosaic.

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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)

Problem: 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. Probable Solution: To convert ASP processed images to NAD83(2011) projected coordinate systems in Photoscan, you must change to the NAD83(2011) geographic coordinate…

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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?

To move a Node-Locked MetaShape (Photoscan) license: deactivate it first on the old machine, and then activate it on the new machine. First, ensure that you have your license key. Then on the old machine, go to ‘Help’ and select ‘Activate Product’. Then click on ‘Deactivate…’ On the new machine download the latest version of…

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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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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. 1. To begin, make sure that you have selected to view the orthomosaic, draw a polygon around the area in the orthomosaic…

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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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Photogrammetric Point Cloud Processing

Point Clouds generated through photogrammetric methods (such as Dense Image Mapping) have different characteristics than traditional airborne laser scanner systems or “normal” LIDAR point clouds.  Specifically, the data is very dense, which can negativity impact processing time, and the data is also very noisy, which can cause the normal classification routines to err. The echo…

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