This chapter describes the basic steps required to setup a project in TerraPhoto. TerraPhoto refers to a project with the term ‘mission’.
The task of setting up a mission includes the following steps:
1. Create a suitable directory structure on the hard disk for storing the data.
2. Create or copy an initial camera calibration file.
3. Create a mission definition.
4. Create an image list.
5. Create thumbnails (optional).
The production of rectified images or orthophotos, as well as the placement of certain types of tie points require a ground model. The ground model can be loaded into TerraPhoto either from laser points loaded in TerraScan or directly from a laser point file. Most often it makes sense to load the ground model as one step of the mission setup workflow, for example, after defining the mission.