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Processing Drone Images with the Open Source Giwer Software Package

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While various open source and commercial image processing software exist, they often lack high level image processing skills, like the flexibility to assemble custom algorithm workflows, where the experience of the evaluator can be built into the system. We have developed the Giwer (acronym for GeoImage Workflow Editing Resources) open source software package for handling, processing and analysing drone images. Giwer can be used to process large quantities of drone images – both traditional RGB and multispectral recordings. Organized into a database, the images can be searched and collected based on their attribute data. Processing is aided by a rich library of functions such as digital filterbank, classification, clustering, mathematical statistics, raster calculator, image algebra, and more. From the functions available in Giwer, arbitrary processing processes, i.e. workflows can be created, so the user can compile the most suitable processing processes based on his own knowledge and experience, which he can run not only for one image, but also for many images at once.


  • Drone
  • Geographic information systems
  • Image processing

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Project no. ED_18-1-2019-0030 (Application-specific highly reliable IT solutions) has been implemented with the support provided from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund of Hungary, financed under the Thematic Excellence Program funding scheme.

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Elek, I., Cserep, M. (2022). Processing Drone Images with the Open Source Giwer Software Package. In: Arai, K. (eds) Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2021, Volume 2. FTC 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 359. Springer, Cham.

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