Creating an Aerial Mosaic in Microsoft ICE.

By , March 19, 2012 8:00 am
Here is a 1km long aerial mosaic image of Poly Cove in West Dover, Nova Scotia.

Here is a 1km long aerial mosaic image of Poly Cove in West Dover, Nova Scotia.

This morning I created a large aerial mosaic image of Polly Cove, West Dover, Nova Scotia. The mosaic image was stitched in Microsoft ICE from 25 aerial photos taken on Feb 14, 2012. The mosaic image covers a 1 km distance from Highway 333 to the islands off Polly Cove.

The photos were shot with an EasyStar Model airplane using a Canon PowerShot SD780IS camera and CHDK. I used the CHDK countdown intervalometer script to trigger the photos every 2 seconds with a 1/1500 sec shutter speed override.

I started in Microsoft ICE by creating a few smaller mosaic images using the Planar Motion 1 stitch mode and then merged the smaller mosaic's together in a final stitching pass. The full resolution version of the mosaic was 22,114 x 10,549 pixels (233 megapixels).

You can download a scaled down 3.5 megabyte  8Kx4K version of the mosaic image here:  super_polly_cove_mosaic.jpg (Right click on the link and select Save Link As...)

Here is a stitched mosaic in Microsoft ICE from 9 photos.

Here is a stitched mosaic in Microsoft ICE from 9 photos.

The easiest way to stitch the big aerial photo mosaic was by merging together 7 smaller mosaics.

The easiest way to stitch the big aerial photo mosaic was by merging together 7 smaller mosaics.

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One Response to “Creating an Aerial Mosaic in Microsoft ICE.”

  1. JP says:

    Awesome Andrew, another great post!