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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)
  • Fritsch, D. (03,05,07): Photogrammetric Week'0X. Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg.
  • 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:

  • Brief overview, introduction
  • Math relations, generalized bundle block adjustment
  • Cameras, photogrammetric restitution
  • LiDAR


lecture from Title mark out Screencast
06-Apr-2016 Brief Overview, Introduction
13-Apr-2016 Maths, part 1
20-Apr-2016 Basic Maths, part2, Spatial Resection & Forward Intersection
Lab 1: Spatial Resection & Forward Intersection
27-Apr-2016 Image Matching by Correlation
04-May-2016 Introduction to Feature Matching
11-May-2016 Digital Camera & Concepts, part 1
25-May-2016 Digital Camera & Concepts, part 2
01-Jun-2016 Camera Calibration
15-Jun-2016 Bundle Adjustment
22-Jun-2016 Bundle Adjustment, part 2
29-Jun-2016 Bundle Adjustment, part 3
06-Jul-2016 Bundle Adjustment, final part
06-Jul-2016 Orthophoto Generation & Integrated Field Work


pdf icon Exercise Sheets:

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Lab 1: Image Orientation – Spatial Resection

Exercise Spatial Intersection

  • Exercise sheet
  • Deadline: The exercise solutions have been provided till: May 11, 2016

Lab 3 - Bundle Adjustment


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