We have processed thousands of drone survey projects for our customers, and we have learned the hard way why photogrammetry is a Ph.D. level science. We have banged our heads against every wall there is, and learned some valuable lessons that we now apply to every project we complete for our customers.
With the popularity of of UAVs in commercial applications increasing, more and more companies are regularly coming across the question of what is the best way to process drone data. There are lots of different options out there, and this article will describe the three major categories of how to process data, and the pros and cons of each one. Overall, there is no universal best answer. The best way to process data depends on the needs of each individual company.