Feature request #2731

Show residual in georeferencer in map units (if possible)

Added by Marco Hugentobler almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:In Progress Start Date:
Priority:Low Due date:
Assigned to:mmassing - % Done:


Category:C++ plugins/Georeferencer
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform:All Resolution:
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The following patch shows the residuals in the gcp table in map units where possible and in pixels else. Because interpretation about the gcp errors is easier with map units, so the patch converts pixels->map units for linear transformation and helmert. For the other transformations, conversion to map units is not so straightforward, therefore they are kept in pixels.

100518_georef.diff (6.1 kB) Marco Hugentobler, 05/18/2010 06:37 am

100519_georefpatch.diff (15.6 kB) Marco Hugentobler, 05/19/2010 02:19 am


Updated by Marco Hugentobler almost 7 years ago

Added improved version of the patch. The transform parameters are now shown in the status bar, fixed update of georef transformation when enabling/disabling gcps in the table, fixed pdf report layout

Updated by mmassing - almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to In Progress

Applied in 4d46f190 (SVN r13553) - thanks, Marco.

I'll leave the ticket open for now, because I'd eventually like to add this functionality for
the higher order transform types (linearization via jacobi matrix or numerical approximation of
the derivatives), and also a config option to choose the desired units.

I think the latter is useful because reporting residuals in pixel units shows if residuals
are in the ballpark of input discretization, whereas map units are useful to better get an estimate of absolute error.

Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by J├╝rgen Fischer almost 3 years ago

  • Category changed from C++ Plugins to C++ plugins/Georeferencer

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