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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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12-Apr-2017 Motivation
12-Apr-2017 Introduction, part 1
19-Apr-2017 Introduction, part 2
19-Apr-2017 (Basic) Mathematics
26-Apr-2017 Collinearity Model
26-Apr-2017 Rotations
03-May-2017 Spatial Resection & Forward Intersection
17-May-2017 Tie Points in Aerial Triangulation
17-May-2017 Relative and Absolute Orientation
26-May-2017 Tutorial Relative and Absolute Orientation using PHOX  
26-May-2017 Standard Bundle Adjustment
02-June-2017 GNSS supported AT
14-June-2017 Extended AT – GNSS inertial observations in AT  
21-June-2017 Introduction to Structure-From-Motion
28-June-2017 Extended AT – Selfcalibration & Additional Parameters
05-July-2017 Digital Mapping Camera – Concept & Systems
07-July-2017 Digital Mapping Camera – Calibration and ImageStitching
14-July-2017 Orthophoto Generation


pdf icon Exercise Sheets:

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Lab 1: Image Orientation – Spatial Resection

Lab 2: Exercise Automated AT with Self Calibration

  • Exercise sheet
  • Deadline: The exercise solutions have been provided till: July 14, 2017


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