> That is not straightforward.
anyone know why not?
So the question is, can predator be used to improve mapping? AFAIK, that would require a) automatically selecting trackable objects and b) tracking many of them simultaneously. That PTAM technique tracks thousands, but with tracking this reliable, you might get by with much less.
So, more work is required to apply it to mapping, but I have to imagine it could be done. And seeing how well predator adapts to changes in scale, orientation, and visibility, I suspect it could improve mapping considerably.
I'm not really sure I understood you, but this two problems are already solved. Hugin for example has automatic control point generation for photo stitching. Were you talking about something else?