I am currently using ArcGIS 10.3 in order to georeference infrared aerial photos. I have about 1500 photos to georeference and am certainly not relishing the thought. ArcGIS can automatically place pass-points during georeferencing but for my purpose, this is not working well. I am georeferencing infrared aerial photos using non-infrared photos as a reference. ArcGIS can not seem to recognize similarities between non-infrared and infrared and cannot run the tool.

Does anyone know of any alternatives which can accomplish this? I can supply an infrared image to test if necessary.

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    Please read meta.softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/336/… , then edit your question and click "reopen". Thanks! :-)
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 7:04
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    We will need much more information to give good recommendations here – asking for "a tool like X" is never giving enough details, even if linked. You should always list your requirements explicitly. Please see How to ask for an alternative to some software and the questions linked to it for details.
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    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 8:19
  • Maybe. Do your ir photos contain the location, altitude, and pitch-roll-yaw of the camera. Do you have the camera sensor size and the camera focal length? If so, send me a few photo and I will try. linkedin.com/posts/…
    – GBG
    Commented Mar 30, 2023 at 23:33

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Have you tried using ERDAS or ENVI ? I worked on them in the past and they worked very well and ArcGIS isn't very good with the georeferenced toolbar.


If this isn't what you looking for, I don't know what a better alternative program that will allow you to do georeferenced infrared photos.

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