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EnsoMOSAIC Fusion - FAQ



Input and flight:

Can EnsoMOSAIC process thermal images?

Does EnsoMOSAIC process satellite images?

Is EnsoMOSAIC suitable for UAVs?

Can I process aerial photos scanned from prints?

Is it possible to fly with 2 or more cameras and process the data simultaneously?

Can I fly linear objects and process single flight lines?


Licensing:

Is there a university license available?

Is there an evaluation license available?

Are EnsoMOSAIC UAV licenses upgradeable to the full version?


Processing:

Does EnsoMOSAIC do image stiching?

Does EnsoMOSAIC georectify also individual images?

Can EnsoMOSAIC handle partitioning of long and narrow datasets?

Does EnsoMOSAIC only work with vertical imagery or can it also handle oblique imagery?

Can I do 3D data acquisition in EnsoMOSAIC?

Are elevation models accurate?



Input and flight:

Can EnsoMOSAIC process thermal images?
Yes. EnsoMOSAIC handles also single band images. All bit depths are supported from 8 to 32 bits. Also 2 and 4 bits are accepted but there is hardly enough information content worth processing. Back

Does EnsoMOSAIC process satellite images?
No. EnsoMOSAIC is designed to process images collected with any frame camera, for example any digital camera images and photos from aerial film cameras. These images are in central projection and the entire image exposed at once. Most satellite images are formed of line scanned data thus not suitable for EnsoMOSAIC. Similarly, data from aerial line scanners, such as AISA or CASI, cannot be processed with EnsoMOSAIC. Back

Is EnsoMOSAIC suitable for UAVs?
Yes.
EnsoMOSAIC Fusion can process images collected by UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) equipped with any compact or SLR digital camera. Back

Can I process aerial photos scanned from prints?
Yes. There is a pre-processing step in EnsoMOSAIC, that co-registers scan-outs into a common image coordinate system using corner or side fiducials of the photos. After co-registering the processing is as with any other images. The scan-outs can be from a simple table scanner or from a high-end professional scanner. Back

Is it possible to fly with 2 or more cameras and process the data simultaneously?
Yes. Two or more cameras can be triggered simultaneously with EnsoMOSAIC flight control system. The data from more than one camera can be processed simultaneously if the cameras have the same sensor and same focal length. Back

Can I fly linear objects and process single flight lines?
Yes. EnsoMOSAIC flight planning, flight control system and image processing software support also single line flights. Often used for power line or pipe line monitoring and road mapping. Back


Licensing:

Is there a university license available?
Yes. There is a non-profit non-commercial license available for strictly educational use only. The educational license allows collecting and processing imagery for internal use, but distributing imagery or orthos for third parties is not allowed. Back

Is there an evaluation license available?
Yes. The evaluation license allows you to process a real image block of your own, or test the sofware with an example data set. The evaluation license can be downloaded after contacting us. Regret, there is no evaluation license compiled of EnsoMOSAIC 3D. Back

Are EnsoMOSAIC UAV licenses upgradeable to higher versions?
Yes. All lower licenses are upgradeable to higher ones for clients with software maintenance agreement. The license fees already paid are compensated for the upgraded license. Back


Processing:

Does EnsoMOSAIC do image stiching?
No. Image stiching means joining images together by non-photogrammetric means. EnsoMOSAIC does not perform simple image stiching. Instead it carries out image orthorectification, which corrects for lens distortion, aircraft orientation and ground topography. The resulting orthomosaic is measurable GIS-ready image map, instead of a simple combination of images. Back

Does EnsoMOSAIC georectify also individual images?
Yes. In addition to a georeferenced orthomosaic EnsoMOSAIC calculates also individual orthoimages. These can be exported as an option, as individual orthos are not normally needed in applications. Back

Can EnsoMOSAIC handle partitioning of long and narrow datasets?
Yes. EnsoMOSAIC handles splitting the orthomosaic into manageable pieces (tiles). Common tile sizes are 2km x 5km or 10km x 10km, depending on the user application. The tile size is depends on image resolution and size and division of map sheets. Back

Does EnsoMOSAIC only work with vertical imagery or can it also handle oblique imagery?
EnsoMOSAIC can triangulate also oblique imagery, providing that there is sufficient image overlap and reasonably accurate initial orientations available.

Can I do 3D data acquisition in EnsoMOSAIC?
You cannot do stereo acquisition in the core EnsoMOSAIC software, but it is easily carried out with EnsoMOSAIC 3D, which directly reads EnsoMOSAIC blocks and sensor models. It is also possible to export EnsoMOSAIC blocks for 3D processing in external applications, such as ArcGIS Stereo Analyst. Back

Are elevation models accurate?
EnsoMOSAIC Fusion calculates elevations that are accurate at sub-pixel level. If error sources are controlled these models and contours are good for cadastral surveys and topographical mapping. Back