I need to merge a series of drone JPG images into a GeoTIFF file.
I can do this with gdal_merge, but considering that I already have ArcGIS for .NET WPF SDK, I prefer not to install additional software on desktop machines.
Can do what gdal_merge does with ArcGIS for .NET?
If you have the location and orientation of the rasters, you could create a MosaicDatasetRaster: MosaicDatasetRaster Class
This won't produce a single geotiff, but it would render all the images together as if they were one.