Airborne Data Acquisition

GeoEngine - Geomatics Engineering (Master of Science)

2. Semester GeoEngine

Airborne Data Acquisition (2. Semester)

Program: GeoEngine (Master of Science)
Semester: 2. Semester  
Module: 41240 Remote Data Acquisition
Instructor: Dr.-Ing. Michael Cramer
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.
Recommended textbooks
  • 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.


Lecture Notes
  • Brief Overview, Introduction
  • Mathematics
    • Basic Mathematics
    • Standard Bundle Adjustment
    • Extended Bundle Adjustment
  • Photogrammetric Image Processing
  • Digital (Mapping) Sensors & Systems
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