Topic: outputing estimated photo coordinates

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michaeltchuang (Over 1 year ago)
Given several photos, any way for photosynth API to output estimated camera coordinates so we can design some of our own viewers?
tbenedict (Over 1 year ago)
I'd be interested in camera locations, but for another reason:

It would be really really nice to be able to get the point cloud in its current format (x,y,z,r,g,b) but also get camera location and orientation inside that same framework with a tag for the image name associated with that location (imagename,x,y,z,rho,theta,phi).

From the standpoint of doing the kinds of things sir_ivar is doing with turning point clouds into GIS products, this would offer a lot of utility.  A fairly dense set of photos with a sparse set of ground control points with known coordinates would essentially tie all the images into a fixed frame of reference.  At that point all sorts of possibilities open up.

sepehrnow (Over 1 year ago)
Yeah, if we could get the coordinates of camera that took each frame, that would be great.
I can't wait to see that coming.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
You guys may also want to keep an eye on this topic over at Christoph_Hausner's pointcloud exporter forum here: