Gently Curved, Convergent, Non-traditional (non-linear/non-parallel) Drone Flight Paths

A desktop flight planning app is currently in the making for curved flight lines. Output will include kml, csv, and shp files for import into other apps.

The motivation for building this app is to help mitigate the systematic SfM doming/dishing (elevation) error.

This new app should work well for piloted and UAV applications.

For a description of the method used, Google “curved flight paths”.

Hi James,

I saw that you opened a similar thread here in which my colleague already answered. Is there any reason to open a new thread? We try not keep too many threads opens with the same subject so that users can easily look for information on our community. 
Then, if you don’t have any objections I will close for comment this one.

Maybe it is worth to rename the other thread and add information on it if you have some.

Thank you for your understanding.



Read the white paper James Dow referenced and am very interested to see results from this technique.

Thank you James! and thank you pix4d!

Thanks James

I see this aberration on horizontal planar reproductions but much hard to detect on vertical objects though I suspect it is there as well.

I can learn some interesting things from you sir!

Thanks again!

Gary: I’ve attached some examples for curved flight lines. I hope these are both interesting and informative.