3D Flash Lidar (and other fast systems)

Started by grady sain in Equipment. Last reply by Sanjeev Kumar Mittal Feb 28, 2017. 2 Replies

sample datasets

Started by Sanjeev Kumar Mittal in Planning Feb 11, 2017. 0 Replies

Balloon "Mapping"

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Ecosynth develops low-cost user-deployed open-source systems for scanning ecosystems in 3D using:

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Job announcement: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Center Coordinator - Colorado State

Posted by Adam Dixon on April 14, 2018 at 9:52am 0 Comments


The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University seeks to fill a position created as part of an internal award from the Office of the Vice President for Research to initiate a new CSU Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Center. This position is half-time (50% FTE) for…


sample datasets for Ecosynth

Posted by Sanjeev Kumar Mittal on February 28, 2017 at 1:48am 4 Comments


It seems the data site of Ecosynth is down. We are trying to learn this tool to use it in our study of biomass calculations in our campus of IISc Bangalore.

It would be great if we can get access to sample dataset images so that we can understand the working of the tools as such. We shall be thankful for accessing the datasets. Kindly let us know.


Agisoft Photo detection and side overlap

Posted by Tanvir Ahmed Shovon on May 6, 2016 at 12:19pm 0 Comments


I am a new Ecosynther. I am following your papers for designing  and improving last year's flight plans. AgiSoft.JPG here is a screen shot of photo list shown in Agisoft photo viewer window. These photos were taken from a lodgepole pine stand. Agisoft can't read most of the images, as only a few are ticked (according to my understanding). Please advise me how can I make these…


Ecosynth training flies through UAV and 3D modeling basics

Posted by Adam Dixon on February 4, 2016 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

An Ecosynth training was held at UMBC in December 2015 with participants from the GES graduate school and faculty of UMBC and UMCP. The training first organized a pre-flight checklist and reviewed flight safety measures including mention of current FAA regulations. In addition to the mechanics of lightweight UAV flight, participants developed and executed their own flight plan using Mission Planner software. Students…


Forest Conservation Takes Off - Elsevier Atlas Award Winner for September 2015

Posted by Erle Ellis on October 2, 2015 at 1:14pm 0 Comments

Have a look at Elsevier Atlas- where our work on 3D scanning of tropical rainforest recovery in Costa Rica with Zak Zahawi, Karen Holl, and Leighton Reid has won the Elsevier Atlas Award for September 2015!…


Interest in using Ecosynth for remote sensing course

Posted by Jonathan Resop on September 23, 2015 at 2:39pm 1 Comment

Hi all,

I teach at UMCP in the Department of Geographical Sciences' professional masters in GIS program. One class that I teach is an advanced remote sensing class focused on lidar. I would love to bring Ecosynth into my course, perhaps as a lab assignment. That way I can introduce my students to a low-cost alternative to lidar for generating point clouds.

I have yet to use Ecosynth myself, so I'm a bit of a beginner (my expertise is mostly in lidar remote sensing).





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