Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 807–827, 2019
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 807–827, 2019

Research article 02 Sep 2019

Research article | 02 Sep 2019

Evaluating the potential of post-processing kinematic (PPK) georeferencing for UAV-based structure- from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry and surface change detection

He Zhang et al.


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AR by He Zhang on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jun 2019) by Richard Gloaguen
RR by Joan-Cristian Padró (18 Jun 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish as is (29 Jul 2019) by Richard Gloaguen
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Aug 2019) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
Short summary
We evaluated the performance of a drone system to reconstruct 3-D topography. We used a direct georeferencing method to make the pictures have precise coordinates, which also improves the survey efficiency. With both consumer-grade and professional-grade camera and drone setups, we obtained centimetric accuracy, which provides a flexible application in topography remote sensing using drones.