Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) is a traditional method of collecting small-format aerial photography used for work in a variety of fields. This research explored techniques for processing KAP imagery with a focus on some of the challenges specific to photo processing. The performance of multiple automated image compositing programs was compared using a common set of 29 images. Those packages that were based on a photogrammetry approach outperformed the non-photogrammetric software, and generated similar levels of quality to one another. While all three photogrammetric packages produced satisfactory output, each had unique challenges.
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Aber, J. W., & Babb, T. A. (2018). The Challenges of Processing Kite Aerial Photography Imagery with Modern Photogrammetry Techniques. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2018.1210