Module Description : Terrestrial Data Acquisition
Module Code(s) : CEGEG084
Module Coordinator : Stuart Robson
Outline :

​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.

Aims And Learning Outcomes :

​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.

Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the concepts of close range photogrammetry and laser scanning using terrestrial data sets. They will be able to derive practical solutions to given problems and will have an understanding of the application and limitations of the techniques.

Pre- And Co- Requisites :
Mapping Science or equivalent e.g. Principles and Practice of Remote Sensing and Mapping from the Dept of Geography MSc Remote Sensing Programme
Assessment :

100% Coursework - 3 pieces

Split 50 / 40 / 10 % of module marks

Reading List :

​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