I finally got a bit of soldering done and serial comms with the AVR Butterfly established. I like it since it is cheap and the LCD provides other means of debugging than the serial console on the microcontroller. In production it can run off a buttoncell providing nice option for backup power and recovery if LI-PO's run out of charge.
In other news Nearmap has done it again and delivered the multiview mosaics + terrain over Adelaide from Boxing Day. This one features much better consistency and great attempts at vertical building facade mosaics. The algorithms still need some improvement to produce stunning results. Adelaide does not have many tall buildings, errors will be worse in Sydney or Melbourne.