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An authoritative guide to close range photogrammetry The first comprehensive modern text on this subject in English, expanded and updated from the German text by Luhmann
This book provides a thorough presentation of the methods, mathematics, systems and applications which comprise the subject of close range photogrammetry, which uses accurate imaging techniques to analyse the three-dimensional shape of a wide range of manufactured and natural objects.
Close range photogrammetry, for the most part entirely digital, has become an accepted, powerful and readily available technique for engineers and scientists who wish to utilise images to make accurate 3-D measurements of complex objects.
After an introduction, the book provides fundamental mathematics, including orientation, digital imaging processing and 3-D reconstruction methods, as well as presenting a discussion of imaging technology including targeting and illumination, hardware and software systems. Finally it gives a short overview of photogrammetric solutions for typical applications in engineering, manufacturing, medical science, architecture, archaeology and other fields.
Introduction; Mathematical fundamentals; Imaging technology; Analytical methods; Digital image processing; Photogrammetric measuring systems; Measurement concepts and solutions in practice; Example applications; Abbreviations; Image sources; Index
This book will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and practitioners in photogrammetry, metrology, imaging processing and any scientific or engineering discipline where accurate 3-D measurements are used.
'...it offers an excellent, comprehensive and thorough treatment of close range photogrammetry. ...it covers the subject without requiring prior expertise... Thus it represents a valuable resource for practitioners from various backgrounds, for academics and students, for engineers, metrologists, image processing specialists and similar professionals. ...This book is bound to become "the" reference/resource for close range photogrammetry for years to come... this reviewer highly recommends this book' Geomatica
'With an emphasis on principles and a sound foundation of theory and practice for making important decisions in close range photogrammetry, this book is indispensable to students, teachers and practitioners. ...The authors are to be congratulated on emphasising throughout the fundamental importance of measurement, geometry, numerical methods and statistics. ...The black and red line illustrations are excellent, the index is useful, and the quality of the greyscale images is good. ...The emphasis on principles will ensure this book remains useful'. Geomatics World
'... this comprehensive volume provides a rigorous range of the principles and algorithmic basis of close range photogrammetric workflow. ... the book could prove to be of equal value as a reference text to practising engineering surveyors as it is to academics and students'. Civil Engineering Surveyor
'... The writing and layout style is clear and anyone working their way to the end of this book will have a thorough understanding of the concepts and associated mathematics and should be confident to undertake any photogrammetric or imaging task. ... this book is an essential reference for its explanation of digital sensor techniques features such as resolution, spectral response and the like. ... The quality of presentation of this book is of the highest standard. ... to find out what you have been missing out on, invest in this extremely well presented and comprehensive hardcover book.' Spatial Science
'... excellently illustrated with 486 figures ... The writing and layout style is clear and anyone working their way to the end of this book will have a thorough understanding of the concepts and associated mathematics and should be confident to undertake any photogrammetric or imaging task. ... is an essential reference for its explanation of digital sensor technologies and associated features such as resolution, spectral response and the like. ... find out what you have been missing out on, invest in this extremely well presented and comprehensive hardcover book.' Journal of Spatial Science
'... This book contains much useful background information and reference material. It is east to read mostly due to the well presented illustrations and large figures and diagrams that intelligently employ the use of red ink lines and markings to good effect. I especially value the inclusion of practical aspects in this book,... ... ...is a good starting point for sourcing information on close-range photogrammetry. It is suitable for academics and engineers who wish to understand how it works and look into applying photogrammetric techniques in practical situations.' IAPR Newsletter