Dear guys, we cannot as yet find a system that combines drone forward and or downward camera vision and analysis with the google earth images. It should not be difficult to make virtual beacons (bridge, road, hill tops, towers) on the forward camera and then compare with google earth data of these points and then bring the camera view in that and by triangulation find the raw camera position of the drone? Such system could be used over quite some distance eg few miles if big objects are used as virtual beacons. With And are there people working on it?
Thanks, highly appreciated. Think that a TERCOM system is even more sophisticated and can be used with good preparation and over long distances. What we hope is that there is a AI system that can identify suitable virtual beacons (road crossings, hills, mountains, etc…) in google maps at take off position of the drone, and then compare those with the forward camera view at that height. Such comparison would calibrate the drone position… Then when the drone flies it will generate different forward images of moved beacons. The google earth virtual view can than be matched and thus position be notified? Presume that there are many ways and experts in this, is there a solution… Cheers W