We tried to generate the orthomosaics and DSMs with Pix4Dmapper Pro 2.1 using UVA images, which was processed with and without the rolling shutter model. We found that the rolling shutter model significantly improves the accuracy of the check points in x and y direction, but it deteriorates the accuracy in z direction (table 1 and table 2).
Fig. 1 is the generated DSMs of the two processing methods. It seems the DSM without rolling shutter correction is visually smooth and consistant while errornous horizontal strips are clearly present in DSM with rolling shutter correction.
Fig. 2 is the enlarged subset of the red box in fig.1. The abnormal horizontal strips can be clearly identified (b). The difference of DSM subsets © indicated elevations are greatly changed after rolling shutter correction.
Our experiment was performed on a newly plowed agricultural field, covering an area of 4.4336 ha. The flight was conducted with DJi PHANTOM 4 UAV equipped with 12 megapixel consumer grade cameras. The mission was planed with Map Polit app, with an altitude of 30 m above ground, achieving a GSD of 1.33 cm. A total of 368 images were acquired using an overlap of 80%. 25 ground control points (GCPs) were measured with a surveyor grade dual frequency RTK GNSS receiver. 12 of the 25 GCPs were used in the processing to georeference the reconstruction, while the remaining 13 were used as check points. (Fig 3).
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