A comprehensive manual that is creating quite a stir in the surveying community. It examines the systems available for data capture and photogrammetric processing and provides an opportunity for readers to apply photo-interpretation, reconnaissance and photomapping techniques to many planning, resource harvesting, pollution prevention, civil engineering, disaster mitigation and containment requirements.
Included within the 12 chapters are the principles of digital systems, digital aerial photography, cameras, survey-camera mountings, survey navigation, GPS and (d)GPS systems. In addition there is sound coverage of soft-copy photogrammetry, ground survey control and a final chapter devoted to typical digital air surveys worldwide.
A brief history of aerial survey; Principles of digital aerial photography; Sensors for aerial photography; Digital camera systems; Digital cameras for aerial photography; Survey aircraft, camera mounts and intervalometers; Survey flight management: tracing, GPS, mission planning; Digital survey planning and logistics; Photo-interpretation, objective analysis and image quality; Ground control acquisition; Principles and methods of digital photogrammetry; Digital survey missions: profiles and their applications; Appendix A: Unit conversions; Appendix B: Binary and ASCII codes; Appendix C: Suppliers, manufacturers and institutes; Appendix D: Air survey computer programs; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Professionals and students in surveying, photogrammetry and remote sensing; anyone involved with aerial survey; those who can benefit from the technique in civil engineering, geology, GIS, planning, forestry and much more.
'This is a valuable source of information on digital camera technology and its application to aerial survey....The book also records some valuable experiences of users of digital cameras and imagery from a variety of airborne platforms. The explanation of both the theory and practice contain a vast amount of technical detail well supported by diagrams and a collection of high quality colour photographs including a number on an accompanying CD.
...The book is a valuable source of information for those involved in the capture and use of digital imagery for photogrammetric purposes. It is a very readable book and students and practitioners will find it useful for technical information on digital airborne imaging techniques and their application. ...many of the cameras discussed would be of interest to those undertaking terrestrial photogrammetric surveys'. Geomatics World
'This is a very useful reference book that should benefit a wide readership in different ways. People in the photogrammetric industry and students will appreciate the mixture of theory and project descriptions. For academics constructing courses, many chapters contain a great deal of relevant material'. Cartography
'Ron Graham and Alexander Koh have drawn on their considerable experience and knowledge to produce a comprehensive manual for those involved or interested in aerial surveys. ...The book is ground breaking in terms of digital aerial survey and demonstrates the economic and time benefits of this relatively new technique... This text would appeal to a wide audience... the subject matter would be of direct relevance to the fields of photogrammetry and remote sensing, and indirectly to subjects such as environmental science and geology... I would recommend the book to anyone conducting aerial surveys...' SoC Bulletin
'This book filled the need for a coherent textbook reflecting the background and principles of digital aerial survey with special focus on practical considerations. The importance of this book stems from many aspects concerning the field of aerial photography ... The authors' considerable experience in aerial survey, digital systems, soft-copy photogrammetry and teaching enabled them to successfully address this objective. ... It is recommended as a reference manual to anyone involved with aerial survey including professionals and students inthe fields of surveying, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. It is also recommended for professionals in related fields (for example civil engineering, geology and GIS)' Geomatica
'The book is unique as it bridges that gap between the in vogue new high resolution imaging satellites and the conventional aerial cameras still widely used. ...the book covers a wide range of topics concisely from the fundamentals of aerial imagery, its acquisition using digital cameras and finally the exploitation. It is based on practical experience gained over a number of years by the authors who are both academics and practitioners, as a result it is a good balance of real examples with the supporting theory. ...it would also make an excellent reference manual to any professional .' The Photogrammetric Record