We are happy to announce the release of source code and an Amazon EC2 AMI instance of the Ecosynther v0.7 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 or ground based imagery.
Follow the instructions here
to access Ecosynther
v0.7 as an EC2 AMI instance or follow the bitbucket link to get the source code and try it out yourself.
V0.7 - "Ecosynther RTF" - release 11-20-13
Fully working Ecosynther as an Amazon EC2 AMI that enables a user to run Ecosynther on any computer with an internet connection. Also released as source code for processing on a Linux computer with a CUDA ready NVIDIA GPU.
* RTF: Ready-to-fly
V0.8 - "GPS Matching" - release planned December 2013
Improve matching and reduce compute time by incorporating estimated GPS location for each camera.
V0.9 - "Contrast Normalization" - release planned February 2014
Perform automatic contrast normalization on all images to improve feature identification and matching performance. This feature addresses issues with some photos and areas of photos being initially too dark for most feature identification algorithms to find features.