March 2014 - A special thank you to Agisoft! They generously donated a copy of their professional GIS mapping software, Photoscan Pro, for the Reactive Reefs aerial mapping project using fluid lensing.
Fluid lensing removes surface distortions that typically limit 3D reconstruction ability. Below, I show the fluid lensing enabled 3D reconstruction using structure from motion for a segment of flight data. Agisoft's software is the state-of-the-art and can run on the new computer setup with multiple GPUs. Note boundary regions show errors due to insufficient data and overlap in those regions, but the full data set will merge all flights for sufficient overlap. Data are rendered at 1/10th actual resolution and only took 13hrs of render time (fast, if you know the field!).
3D Coral Reef ReconstructionUsing structure from motion combined with Fluid Lensing (preliminary 1/10th resolution dataset)