The report that can be generated at the end of a photogrammetric processing contains all the steps that the structure from motion software did for you.
It is very useful for controlling the whole process.
You can read in it:
- overlapping information about the images of the dataset;
- number of images processed;
- average shooting distance;
- Medium and effective GSD (Ground Sampling Distance);
- average value of the reprojection error;
- tie points (matching points);
- dense point cloud;
- calibration parameters of the cameras;
- GCP analysis;
- Error estimation based on Check Points;
- Faces of the triangular 3D mesh;
- Resolution of the texture of the orthomosaic;
- DEM resolution;
- processing times for each step;
- details of all the settings you used (very useful in case you need to redo the same processing, maybe after some time).
I guess that every structure from motion software allows you to generate a report.
It is usually a pdf file.
It’s not just stuff for an appendix of a technical report!
From this report you can check if everything was fine and, according to your plans, if the results were solid.