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mapping shiny surfaces

tomorrow I am mapping a solar farm. so my question is, will the shine affect the range finding abilities of the mapping software - if so would you suggest i wait for a cloudy day?

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Sounds like a cool project. Generally when there aren't any features, like there would be in the presence of a nasty glare, that part of the image won't be used for in the model texturing.

As long as you get a couple clear shots of everything, it should be OK. A cloudy day is going to be your best bet though.

Depending on what kind of solar array it is and how they are mounted, you might be able to find a point in the day where it won't make much of a difference. This is one of the rare instances where mapping late in the day might be preferable.

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ok, thats very useful feedback - i have been given a few time slots, i will certainly go for later in the day. Although, this is the UK and clouds are relatively normal in this part of the world! lets see how it maps then!

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