Thermal Mapping Pods

Over the last few months I have been playing with integrating a FLIR thermal camera into our portable mapping pods for light aircraft (Cessna 100 series) and helicopters. The main image for this article was from one of our trial flights in Central QLD, and it is a thermal image of the town of Clermont in Central QLD. It was captured using one of my portable mapping pods carried by a Cessna 172. Imagery was captured at around 11pm at night to avoid artifacts caused by the sun. Our data set comprises of around 6 flight lines and a few hundred images, processed in Agisoft photoscan. While its only early days, I am really happy with the data coming out of the camera.

Cheers and hope everyone had a good Xmas and new years

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