Open source software that transforms aerial videos and images into Geospatial 3D models
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Welcome to TeleSculptor

TeleSculptor is an open source, cross-platform desktop application for photogrammetry. It was designed specifically with a focus on aerial video processing leveraging video metadata standards (MISB 0601) for geolocation, but it can handle both images and video either with or without metadata. TeleSculptor uses structure-from-motion techniques to estimate camera parameters and a sparse set of 3D landmarks. TeleSculptor estimates dense depth maps on key frames using multiview stereo techniques. It then fuses those depth maps into a consistent surface mesh, which can be colored from the source imagery.

TeleSculptor’s flexible plugin architecture allows developers to reconfigure or swap out any algorithm in the pipeline for custom implementations. It is both an end-user application and a research platform.

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Latest News

TeleSculptor 1.2 Released

We are please to announce the release of TeleSculptor version 1.2.0. TeleSculptor is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac), open source desktop application for photogrammetry. It was designed … Read More

Kitware at GEOINT 2021

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s GEOINT Symposium is the largest gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the U.S, spanning across government, industry, and academia. … Read More

Kitware at CVPR 2021

Kitware is looking forward to connecting virtually with the computer vision community at the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) this year. … Read More

Learn More About TeleSculptor

Interested in learning more about Telesculptor? View the Telesculptor-related workshops and publications that feature Telesculptor work below.

Workshops, Talks, and Presentations
3D reconstruction from Overhead Imagery Using Open Source SoftwareUSGIF GEOConnect Series TrainingJune 23, 2020
Open source structure-from-motionConference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) TutorialJune 16, 2015
Publications
  1. M. Leotta, E. Smith, and D. Russell, "TeleSculptor: Dense 3D Models from Uncalibrated FMV," in Proceedings of the MSS National Symposium on Passive Sensors, 2018.
  2. M. Leotta, E. Smith, M. Dawkins, and P. Tunison, "Open source structure-from-motion for aerial video," in Proceedings of the IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, 2016. [URL]
  3. M. Leotta, P. Tunison, E. Smith, and M. Dawkins, "MAP-Tk: Motion imagery Aerial Photogrammetry Toolkit," in Proceedings of the MSS National Symposium on Passive Sensors, 2015.
  4. K. Fieldhouse, M. Leotta, A. Basharat, R. Blue, D. Stoup, C. Atkins, L. Sherrill, B. Boeckel, P. Tunison, J. Becker, M. Dawkins, M. Woehlke, R. Collins, M. Turek, and A. Hoogs, "KWIVER: An open source cross-platform video exploitation framework," in Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2014. [URL]

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