Geotag images

SmartAP autopilot along with SmartAP GCS allows to precisely geo tag images for further post-processing. When the camera feedback pin is connected to the autopilot the autopilot knows the exact moment when the picture was actually taken and writes this information into log file. It contains the following information:

  • ID - image sequence number
  • Latitude - latitude location of the image
  • Longitude - longitude location of the image
  • Altitude - altitude of the image (MSL - above mean sea level)
  • Roll - roll of aircraft
  • Pitch - pitch of aircraft
  • Yaw - yaw of aircraft

To geotag images firstly download the log file. Then open SmartAP GCS, pull out the left drawer:

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And go to Plot tab:

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Click Options menu in top-right corner and click Open log file...

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Also you can simply drag&drop the desired log file into Logs pane. Once the file open locate CAM_TRIGGER group on the right panel.

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And select the checkboxes for the fields you would like to export. Normally, all fields are recommended for further processing. Once selected - click Options and click Export CSV.

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Then you need to select the Folder destination where you want the log file to be exported to. After that you can open the file with any file editor and check its content:

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Later, this information can be used for further post processing and maps stitching.