Quality Assurance of UAV Imagery and Photogrammetric Point Clouds
QA4UAV is an easy-to-use, automated quality assurance tool to ensure fit-for-purpose data captured by UAV. QA4UAV is currently under development and will be an automated quality assurance software tool for UAV imagery and photogrammetric products, including point clouds and digital surface models (DSMs). It will leverage components of the existing QA4LiDAR and QA4MOBiLE tools, to build another tool in the “QA4” suite.
The user interface will be tailored to suppliers and end users who have less technical expertise. It will guide users through the process based on application and desired features rather than technical specifications. It will also validate project plans, flight plan sensors and controls.
The project will develop a standard specification for the acquisition of UAV imagery and photogrammetric products.
QA4UAV targets consumers as well as the data suppliers and accordingly will be designed to accommodate less technical users’ needs.
QA4UAV – Status Update
The project is being conducted between July 2017 and September 2018. QA4UAV has completed a stakeholder engagement phase of project planning and a User Needs Report is prepared for presenting the findings of this phase (see Resources). The User Needs Report was followed by a Functional Requirements document which is being currently used for development of the product. Version 1.0 is expected to be released towards the end of March 2019.
QA4UAV Project Partners