Short Course: Photogrammetry & Digital Imaging
Photogrammetry has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years resulting in TSA’s decision to run a quarterly short course on the topic. The demand for the course has arisen because of the recent introduction of more user friendly and semi-automated methods developed via a combination of computer vision algorithms and conventional photogrammetry.
The application of the new techniques has grown enormously due to:
The new technique uses image matching methods and off-the-shelf cameras for the production of geo-referenced point clouds that can be favourably compared to those produced by laser scanners. The use of SUAs for aerial survey of smaller sites is a fraction of the cost of conventional aircraft and the newer algorithms are perfect for the analysis of the many smaller and more randomly distributed images taken on an SUA project.
The course has been running since 2015 and is a teaching module with some practical exercises where resources allow. It covers:
The course extends over three days and includes six sessions of 2.5 hours each.