Comparison of photogrammetry software

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Photogrammetry is the technique to extract geometric information from two-dimensional images or video.

Comparison[edit]

Application License Platform Standalone / Plugin Automatic modelling Scalability Type of photogrammetry Data source Inception Vendor / Creator Guide price Online service Free tier or trial period Accuracy
123D Catch Proprietary[1] Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Web-based[2] Standalone[2] Yes[3] Yes, multiple images[3] Close-range Images[3] 2011[citation needed] Autodesk Free download[2]
3D pup-up Unknown Unknown Standalone No No, single image only Image 2005 Carnegie Mellon University non commercial
3D VIA Unknown Unknown Standalone No Yes Close-range Images Unknown Unknown Unknown
3DF Zephyr Unknown Microsoft Windows[4] Standalone[4] Yes[4] Yes, multiple images[4] Close-range, UAS Images, Video[4] 2013[citation needed] 3DFLOW[4] Free-US$4,200[4]
3dsom Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images, Laser-Scans Unknown CDSL Unknown
3Dsurvey Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, UAS Images 2012 Modri planet Pro €3,000 Educational €300 Student free
4e Software Unknown Unknown Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2012 4e Software $1,000
Altizure Proprietary[5] Web-based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range, Aerial, UAS Images[6][7] 2015 Everest Innovation Technology US$59 / 416 4K Images[8] Yes Yes Free quota available[9]
Ames Stereo Pipeline Apache 2[10] Linux, OS X[10] Standalone[10] Yes[11] Yes, multiple images[11] Satellite Images[11] Unknown NASA Free[10]
APS Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite, UAS Images 2006 Menci Software Unknown
ARC3D Unknown Web-based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2005 KU Leuven Free
Australis Unknown Microsoft Windows[12] Standalone[12] Yes[13] Yes, multiple images[13] Close-range, UAS Images[13] 1997[12] Photometrix US$10,100[citation needed]
Autodesk Remake Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2015 Autodesk Unknown
AU4 Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite Images 2008 Cartodata Unknown
Bundler GNU GPL 2008
Cognitech AutoMeasure Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images, panoramic images, Video 2008 Cognitech Inc. Unknown
COLMAP GNU GPL v3 Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images 2015 Johannes L. Schönberger Free
Correlator3D Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite, UAS Images 2003 SimActive Inc. $295/month
DatuSurvey Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range, UAS Images 2012 Datumate Depends on a choice between Annual Rental Option and Perpetual License. More info on the website[14] Yes Yes Free trial is available sub 2 cm ( 0.006 ft)
Delta Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite Images 1987 GeoSystem Unknown
DroneDeploy Proprietary Web Based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images UAS Images 2013 DroneDeploy Free Yes Yes
DroneMapper Proprietary Web-Based, Desktop Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Oblique, UAS Images 2011 DroneMapper Free Yes Yes
e-foto GNU GPL Linux Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, UAS Images 2002 Unknown Free
ELCOVISION 10 Unknown Unknown Standalone/Plugin Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 1986 PMS AG, Leica Geosystems 2,000
EnsoMOSAIC Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, UAS Images 1995 MosaicMill $900
Enwaii Unknown Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone/Plugin (Maya) No Yes, multiple images Close-range Images, Video, Lidar 2008 Banzai Pipeline Ltd Unknown
[ Hypr3D (Cubify Capture)] Unknown Web-based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Images, Video 2010 Viztu Technologies Free
Geomatica Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite Images 1982 PCI Geomatics Unknown
ImageModeler Unknown Unknown Standalone No Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2009 Autodesk Subscription benefit
ImageStation Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite, UAS Images 1980 Hexagon Geospatial Unknown
IMAGINE Photogrammetry Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Semi-automatic Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite, UAS Images 2009 Hexagon Geospatial Unknown
INPHO Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite, UAS Images 1980 Trimble Unknown
insight3dng GNU Affero 3.0
iWitness / iWitnessPRO Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images, Video 2003 Photometrix $995–1,995 No Yes on request[15]
Linearis3D Photogrammetry Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images, Video 2007 Linearis3D from Euro 995
Match Photo Unknown See SketchUp Plugin/feature (SketchUp) No Yes, multiple images Close-range Images Unknown Trimble Navigation Unknown
[ Mementify] Unknown iOS Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Images 2012 Tretja dimenzija, XLAB Free
MeshRecon

(Uses VIsualSFM)

2015
metigo 3D Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Close-range Images, laser scans 2012 fokus GmbH Leipzig Unknown
metigo MAP Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Images 2001 fokus GmbH Leipzig Unknown
MicMac CeCILL-B Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range, UAS, Aerial, Satellite Images 2005 IGN Free
Multiview 3D Curve Drawings 2016
MVE BSD 3-Clause
My3DScanner Unknown Web-based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2010? My3DScanner Free
OpenDroneMap GPL v3 Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images UAS Images Free
openMVG Mozilla Public License Version 2.0 Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Images 2015 Pierre Moulon Free
openMVS GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3.0 Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Images 2015 CDC Seacave Free
Orbit Softcopy Proprietary Microsoft Windows, Linux Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images 2002 Orbit Unknown
Paracosm Web-based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images Paracosm
PHOTOMOD[16][16][16][16][16][16][16] Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Satellite, UAS Images 1994 Racurs Unknown No Yes
PHOTOMOD Lite Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes No, 40 images only Aerial, Satellite, UAS Images 2009 Racurs Free No Yes
PHOTOMOD UAS Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images UAS Images 2015 Racurs Unknown No Yes
PhotoModeler Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Semi-automatic Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 1994 Eos Systems - PhotoModeler $1,145[17]
PhotoModeler Scanner Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2008 Eos Systems - PhotoModeler $2,495[17]
PhotoModeler UAS Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range, UAS Images 2016 Eos Systems - PhotoModeler $3,495[17]
PhotoScan Unknown Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, UAS Images 2010 Agisoft $179–3,499 educational $59–549 Yes 30 day full featured free trial or unlimited free trial with limited features.
PrecisionMapper Proprietary Web-based, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images UAS Images 2012 PrecisionHawk Free Yes Free
Tgi3D PhotoScan Unknown Unknown Standalone/Plugin Semi-automatic Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2010 Ocali, Inc. $999
PhotoSculpt Unknown Unknown Standalone Yes No, 2 images only Close-range Images Unknown Hippolyte Mounier $99
PhotoSketch Proprietary OS X, Microsoft Windows Plugin SketchUp Unknown Yes, multiple images Close-range Images Unknown Brainstorm Technology LLC $100
Application License Platform Standalone / Plugin Automatic modelling Scalability Type of photogrammetry Data source Inception Vendor / Creator Guide price
Photosynth Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2008 Microsoft Live Labs, University of Washington Free
PHOV Unknown Web-based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2010 XLAB Free
Pix4Dmapper Discovery Unknown Microsoft Windows, Web-based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images 2011 Pix4D SA Free
Pix4Dmapper Pro Proprietary Microsoft Windows, cloud computing, OS X, Linux Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images, videos 2011 Pix4D SA One-time-charge, monthly and yearly rental licenses Yes Yes 15 days of free trial (https://cloud.pix4d.com/signup/)
Pix4Dmodel Proprietary Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Cloud Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images 2011 Pix4D SA Depending if bought or rented, see website


[ Pixdim] Unknown Unknown Plugin Yes Yes, 1, 2 and multiple images Images Unknown Qualup SAS $1,100
PixProcessing Unknown Unknown Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range, UAS Images Unknown PixProcessing Unknown
Python Photogrammetry Toolbox Unknown Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Images Unknown Arc-Team Free
Qlone Unknown iOS Standalone Automatic modelling close-range, with printed target mat Phone or tablet camera
RapidStation Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, UAS Images 2012 PIEneering Ltd. Unknown
RealityCapture Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images, Laser-Scans 2014 Capturing Reality €99-15000 (Free Demo)
ReCap 360 Unknown Web-based Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range, UAS Images, Laser-Scans 2012 Autodesk $300 per 1 Year [18] Yes Free tier[19]
REDcatch Unknown Web-based Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range, UAS Images 2014 REDcatch
RhinoPhoto Unknown Unknown Plugin Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images Unknown Qualup SAS $1,100
Scannerkiller Unknown Microsoft Windows (64 Bit) Standalone No Yes, multiple-pod config Close-range Images 2004 XYZ RGB Inc. $600–12,000
Skycatch Proprietary Web Based Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images UAS, LIDAR Images 2013 Skycatch Multiple Plans Yes Yes 30 day free trial
SMVS 2016
SOCET SET Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, Satellite Images BAE Systems Unknown
Summit Evolution Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, Satellite Images 1987 DAT/EM Unknown
Summit UAS Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images UAS Images DAT/EM Unknown
ContextCapture Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images, Video 2011 Bentley Systems Unknown Yes Yes free trial (https://www.bentley.com/en/perspectives-and-viewpoints/topics/campaign/contextcapture-trial)
StereoScan Unknown Unknown Standalone Yes No, 2 images only Images 2010 Agisoft Free
SURE Unknown Microsoft Windows, Linux Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Aerial, Close-range, UAS Images 2013 nFrames GmbH Unknown
[ Metrology Engine] Unknown Web-based Standalone No No, 2 images only Images Unknown VisualSize Free
TcpStereo Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial Images 2010 Aplitop Unknown
PhoTopoL Atlas Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial Images 1995 Topol Unknown
Trimble Business Center Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images UAS Images 2012 Trimble NV Unknown
Trnio Unknown iOS Standalone Automatic modelling close-range Phone or tablet camera
UASMaster Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images UAS Images 2013 Trimble Unknown
UnlimitedAerial Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial, UAS Images 2014 Holistic Imaging Unknown
VI3DIM Unknown Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, video Close-range Video 2010 Vi3Dim $20–395
VideoTrace Unknown Unknown Tethered Beta No Yes, multiple images Close-range Images, Video 2011 Australian Center for Visual Technology (AVCT), PunchCard Beta Tester Only
VisualSFM Unknown Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows Standalone Yes Yes, multiple images Close-range Images Unknown Changchang Wu Free
Vr Mapping Proprietary Microsoft Windows Standalone No Yes, multiple images Aerial Images, lidar 2000 Cardinal Systems Template:Unknnown
WebDLT Unknown Unknown Standalone No Yes, multiple images Close-range Images 2012 B. Molnar, BME FMT Free
[ Yodel] Unknown Unknown Standalone Limited Yes, multiple images} Images 2011 Lidar Pacific Corporation $499

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