Kite Aerial Photograpy (KAP) Mapping at Al Baleed Archaeological Park in, Salalah, Oman
  Before taking the KAP photos targets were placed on the ground. An RTK-GPS was used to set the targets at a predetirmed interval and to record the target coordinates. Images taken at approximatly the same altitude, oreintation, and with the required overlap are selected for processing. The selected images are then corrected to remove camera distortion, and targets common to both photograps are marked and referenced.
.stereo images
 
     
  The images are then processed to determine the camera locations and generate a 3D point cloud.
.Point Cloud
 
     
  Next a mesh is generated from the point cloud
.Mesh
 
     
  With the known camera parameters, positions, and rotations the corrected photographs are projected onto the mesh surface.
Texture
 
     
     
  Finally we can generate a TrueOrtho photo with the effects of camera and terrain distortion removed.
Ortho Image
 
     
 
KAP rig.
KAP Rig
 
     
     
 
KAP images of a couple outstanding structures at the site.
 
 
Husn
Fort
 
     
     
  Grand Mosque
Mosque
 
     
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