Featured Blog Posts (9)

Ecosynther v0.8 released!

We are happy to announce the release of source code and an Amazon EC2 AMI instance of the Ecosynther v0.8 SFM pipeline.  Ecosynther is a free and open-source computer vision structure from motion (SFM) software package that can be used to generate 3D point cloud models and related products from copter…

Added by Marc Olano on March 12, 2014 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Maiden Flight of Stephen's Long Endurance Hexa Design

Hi folks,

this is my first post here. I was looking for some UAV for mapping and same as Gerard Toonstra came across Stephen Gienow's great "concept design for a long endurance hexa".

And here it is!

I'll post more details within the next weeks.

Here is a…


Added by Thorsten on August 28, 2013 at 10:00am — 50 Comments

Ecosynth is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Vision

Help us advance 3D forest scanning using low-cost mobile systems

If you have a PhD in Computer Science or know someone who does, contact Erle Ellis/Marc Olano for more information about our new Postdoctoral Research…


Added by Erle Ellis on August 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


Having built up some pretty good momentum from yesterday's success, Jonathan and I set out today with the lofty goal of completing 8 missions. WE SUCCEEDED!

In the morning we flew two ridge sites that had been the location of our epic crashes last January. Both flights came off without a hitch.

Next, we traveled to the property of a previous grad student of our…


Added by Dana Nadwodny on July 19, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Scorpions and Shotguns -- Ecosynth goes to Panama

Scorpions, shotguns, lianas, chiggers, ticks, howler monkeys, tree climbing, and 85% humidity - oh what a field experience!  I am sitting on a porch overlooking Lake Gatun and the Panama Canal at the Barro Colorado Island research station of the Smithsonian Tropical…


Added by Jonathan Dandois on June 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Ecosynth - The Future of Remote Sensing for Forest Ecology

Ecosynth techniques are truly transforming the study of forest ecosystems and the field of remote sensing.  Our most recent Ecosynth publication in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment is available open-access thanks to support from the…


Added by Jonathan Dandois on June 7, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments

Ecosynth Goes To Costa Rica

Jonathan and I arrived in at Las Cruses Biological Station, outside of San Vito, early this week.  We are here  to conduct Ecosynth scans of plots in a forest restoration project.  I spent the last few months preparing for my first international research trip and expected all to go as I had planned out in my color-coded spreadsheets.  I even humored Jonathan and added the few…


Added by Dana Nadwodny on January 20, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Working where people are

I took a little walk over to Herbert Run this lovely afternoon to pick up a Geocache that is located in about the center of our forestry plots.  I noticed that some of our tree tags had been removed and soon found a group of college students…


Added by Jonathan Dandois on December 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Arducopter Completes its First Photo Mission

This past Monday afternoon Jonathan and I went out to take the Arducopter on its first photo collection mission.  The mission was a success!  As you can see from the Arducopter's flight log displayed in Google Earth, the Arducopter completed a 250x250 meter photo collection.  Like our hexacopter missions, this flight plan is actually 350x350 meters, to give us some good…


Added by Stephen Gienow on August 7, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments


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