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 with a focus on aerial video, such as video collected from UAVs. The software takes an aerial video observing a target location and builds a 3D model of that location. […]

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. As our first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Kitware is truly looking forward to connecting with the GEOINT community. A long-time member of the geospatial research community, Kitware […]

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. CVPR 2021 brings together professionals with computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence backgrounds. As long-standing supporters of this conference and its community, Kitware is proud to be a sponsor […]

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
  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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