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GEOENGINE - Airborne Data Acquisition

Airborne Data Acquisition (2nd semester)
Instructor Dr.-Ing. M. Cramer
Lecture Wednesday / weekly 11:30 - 13:00 Room: 24.01
Wednesday / weekly 10:30 - 11:15 Room: 24.01
Course Contents
airborne sensors (camera, laser, radar, GPS/inertial systems), sensor orientation, image data processing, interior and exterior orientation, orthophoto generation, aerial triangulation, 3D digital elevation models, virtual city models
Elementary knowledge of photogrammetry, film-based imaging, definition of orientation parameters (interior, exterior, relative), spatial resection, orthophoto generation, photogrammetric mapping applications, elementary knowledge in remote sensing
References (Monographs, Journals)
  • Mikhail, E.M., Bethel, J.S. , McGlone, J.C. (2001): Introduction to Modern Photogrammetry. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 479 p.
  • Schenk, T. (1999): Digital Photogrammetry. Vol. I, TerraScience, Laurelville, 428 p.


pdf icon   Lecture Notes:


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11-Apr-2018 Motivation
25-Apr-2018 Introduction, part 2
02-May-2018 Basic Mathematics and Spatial Resection
09-May-2018 Basic Mathematics – Spatial Resection & DLT & Forward Intersection
09-May-2018 Bundle Adjustment – Intro & Role of Tie Points
16-May-2018 Standard Aerial Triangulation
30-May-2018 Standard Aerial Triangulation, final part
30-May-2018 Extended Bundle Adjustment - GNSS-supportedAT
06-Jun-2018 Excursion Leica Technology Aalen  
13-Jun-2018 Extended AT - GNSS inertial supported AT
20-Jun-2018 Extended AT - GNSS inertial supported AT, final part
20-Jun-2018 Camera Calibration


pdf icon Exercise Sheets:

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Lab 1: Image Orientation – Spatial Resection

Lab 2: Image Orientation – Automatic Aerial Triangulation AAT



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