What I wanted to do
I want to easily stitch together images taken during kite mapping.
My attempt and results
I used Microsoft's Photosynth. See https://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=e623beae-5692-4fe1-aa03-0aea2b27f50a for the automatically generated result produced from 34 images generated during a kite mapping run. Photosynth seems to have correctly placed all 34 images without human input.
The result can be shared with Microsoft's Bing maps if desired.
Questions and next steps
Photosynth also allows geotagging of a resulting image, orienting it relative to Microsoft Bing maps. I do not yet know how to use this feature proficiently.
I do not know whether it is possible to export the results to formats other than Photosynth's internal format.
Why I'm interested
I'm interested as the use of automatic image stitching routines seems to allow considerable time savings.
Photosynth is mentioned in http://www.publiclab.org/notes/mathew/02-25-2014/3d-data-from-image-sets-autostitching
I am grateful to Cindy Regalado and Ted Fjallman for introducing us so enjoyably to kite mapping.