FANR5640/7640: OpenDroneMap (and other software)

OpenDroneMap (

ODM on github


The easiest way to get ODM up and running is to install through a Docker image (Instructions).

Video showing how to spin up an Amazon AWS & ODM (here)

My ODM install:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 Server
  • Cinnamon desktop environment
  • Run ODM through docker

Example ODM submission (executed from image directory):

docker run -it --user root -v $(pwd)/images:/code/images -v $(pwd)/pmvs:/code/pmvs -v $(pwd)/odm_orthophoto:/code/odm_orthophoto --rm odm_image --orthophoto-resolution 40

ODM Runtime parameters (here)

ODM Outputs:

  • GeoTIFF
  • 3D Model – output in PLY format; LAStool can convert to LAS

WebODM: Web-based GUI for OpenDroneMap

Potential opensource workflow:

  • OpenDroneMap to process the imagery or VisualSFM/Meshlab
  • QGIS to process the ODM output
    • Install opensource GIS stack (including QGIS and GRASS) with OSGeo4W

Commercial workflow: