Can MicaSense sensors produce Digital Surface Models?

One of the outputs of the processing workflow for MicaSense sensors in photogrammetry software is a Digital Surface Model (DSM). A DSM is a representation of the elevation (in meters/feet above sea level) of the visible parts of the image. It is not a representation of terrain (unless the ground is bare).

Accuracy of the DSM generated by MicaSense sensors can vary. Relative accuracy (for example, difference in elevation between the top of a plant or tree and the ground immediately adjacent to it) is very good (measured in centimeters). Absolute accuracy across large expanses of distance will be less precise.

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