Palentier: Aerial Mapping Software

Palentier processes aerial photographs collected from a camera aboard a MikroKopter, or similar Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) then scales, orients and projects the images to real world mapping systems. It does this by analyzing the telemetry data from the UAS and merging it with the aerial photographs. The resulting data is then superimposed for viewing in Google Earth or in a Geographic Information System (GIS) like ArcGIS. Currently, export to Google Earth (KML and KMZ), JPEG world files (*.jpgw), and Leica Photogrammetry Suite's "initial exterior orientation" file format (.dat) are supported.

Palentier has been recognized for its innovation by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Read about it here: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems and the National Air Space: How the US Government Can Spur DIY Drone Innovation

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