KAP Camera Coverage

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 13:56:06

When mission planning for a Kite Aerial Photo (KAP) survey it’s useful to know the approximate coverage of each photo and pixel size. These parameters are basically reliant upon sensor resolution, flying height and lens type or more specifically:

-sensor size (width/height in millimetres)
-sensor size (width/height in pixels)
-lens focal length
-flying height

When I started my KAP work back in 2005 I wanted to calculate these automatically and Clive Boardman at Photarc Surveys kindly sent me an spreadsheet he used for mission planning. So I thought I would make it available as it’s incredibly useful. For my use I enter the the flying height which lets me see the image dimensions and pixel size. Enjoy!

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