This outstanding new book reveals through a series of case studies how modern digital photogrammetry is capable of providing dense and accurate spatial data to solve a wide range of contemporary measurement problems, and at a diverse range of scales. It outlines key principles and methods associated with modern imaging and puts this into context with other modern spatial measurement techniques, including a full discussion of laser scanning. It will therefore be of major importance to practitioners in a wide range of disciplines who require spatial data and have identified imaging as a tool that could be used.
Each chapter focuses on a specific topic including archaeology/architecture, medicine/dentistry/sports science, forensics, landform evolution, industrial, manufacturing, engineering, biology and zoology, and provides specific examples which demonstrate the range in measurement scale achievable by photogrammetry.
Fundamentals of Photogrammetry
Engineering and Manufacturing
Quantifying Landform Change
Medicine and Sport - Measurement of Humans
Biology and Zoology
Cultural Heritage Documentation
Sensor Integration and Visualisation
The book is suitable for a range of disciplines: civil, mechanical and industrial engineers; geomorphologists and earth scientists; forensic, medical and sports scientists. Traditionally trained surveyors and photogrammetrists who are challenged by a new measurement problem and are considering a photogrammetric solution will find the book of great benefit. It will also be an excellent reference source for students in these disciplines.
‘…a thorough reference that describes the connections between imagery and photogrammetric techniques for the creation of 3D high quality data. The book includes many examples where measurement problems exist for which photographer was used to provide a solution. These include architecture, sports, medicine, landscape studies and change, forensics, biology and industrial applications. … While I have read many books about photogrammetry and 3D separately over the years, very few of them have combined photogrammetry along with 3D creation and measurement as significantly as this one. As a result, if you are a student or professional involved in imaging and 3D of faced with having to measure a unique phenomena, this book will be useful… The case studies in this book are unique, and really add a lot of interest.’ 3D Visualisation World
'... This new textbook aims to build on these previous works by concentrating on the new and emerging developments within 3D imaging. By specifically focusing on the wide variety of applications, it aims to highlight the technique's unique advantage over other methods - flexibility of scale'. Geomatics World
'... The book includes a CD containing the digital illustrations and captions from the various chapters, plus some captivating animations - several .avi and .mov files - highlighting the issues and technologies described elsewhere in the book. ... We can recommend this highly readable text both to those with a passing interest in photogrammetric measurement as well as to students looking for a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and tools used in this technology which has such wide application areas'. GEO:connexion International
'I recommend this book for professionals and for interested laymen.' International Journal of Applied Earth Observation
'Applications of 3D Measurement from Images offers a good insight in the potential of techniques for 3D measurement from images, whether these are intensity or range images, or a combination of both. The variety of the many applications presented and the enormous range in scales of the measured objects are impressive. ... it contains a wealth of information on the applicability and performance of the presented techniques.' Computer-Aided Design
'...the editors succeed in presenting a useful overview of the potential of perspective imagery to the solution of difficult measurement problems... A photogrammetric enthusiast will enjoy this book because of the examples and the chapters will remind him or her of the wide ranging application that the technology has to offer. ... Buy this book as a reference and a source of inspiration...' Journal of Spatial Science