The course includes the mathematical and geometric foundation of close range photogrammetry and will provide information on terrestrial laser scanning including its fundamental technology, and solutions for handling close range image data, with a focus on registration of data types and data combination to achieve set accuracy requirements. A practical element directed towards the application of key principles and systems to measure objects at the building scale forms a key part of the course. Practical application will be explored through coursework following the generic steps of data acquisition, processing and analysis. The integration of techniques to deliver mobile mapping solutions will also be presented in association with data and system demonstrations from industrial collaborators.
The module will provide students with structured material on close range photogrammetry and laser scanning and will provide them with the practical experiences necessary to work with and evaluate the techniques using commercial software and image data.
100% Coursework - 3 pieces
Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning , Vosselman and Maas (Eds). 336 pages, Whittles Publishing (12 Feb 2010) , ISBN-10: 190444587X , ISBN-13: 978-1904445876
Close Range Photogrammetry: Principles, Methods and Applications. Luhmann, Robson, Kyle and Harley. 528 pages, John Wiley & Sons, (6 Jun 2008) ISBN-10: 0470106336, ISBN-13: 978-0470106334