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Digital Photogrammetry

A Practical Course

  • All-in-one" combination of basic theory and practical


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Wilfried Linder
    Pages 1-17
  3. Wilfried Linder
    Pages 19-25
  4. Wilfried Linder
    Pages 27-32
  5. Wilfried Linder
    Pages 33-73
  6. Wilfried Linder
    Pages 75-110
  7. Wilfried Linder
    Pages 111-140
  8. Wilfried Linder
    Pages 141-183
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-220

About this book


1.1 Basic idea and main task of photogrammetry If you want to measure the size of an object, let’s say the length, width and height of a house, then normally you will carry this out directly at the object. Now imagine that the house didn’t exist anymore – it was destroyed, but some historic photos exist. Then, if you can determine the scale of the photos, it must be pos- ble to get the desired data. Of course you can use photos to get information about objects. This kind of - formation is different: So, for example, you may receive qualitative data (the house seems to be old, the walls are coloured light yellow) from photo interpre- tion, or quantitative data like mentioned before (the house has a base size of 8 by 6 meters) from photo measurement, or information in addition to your background knowledge (the house has elements of the “art nouveau” style, so may be c- th structed at the beginning of the 20 century), and so on.


Cartography Geography Geoinformation Landscape Planning Remote Sensing geodesy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Geographisches InstitutUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

About the authors

Wilfried Linder, born in 1959, studied mathematics and geography at the University of Hannover (1979-85). Thereafter, he was employed as a scientific assistant at the Universities of Osnabrück/Vechta, Hannover and Düsseldorf. In 1990 he received his Ph.D in geography, followed in 1993 by one in geodesy. He is now a member of the Institute of Geography at the University of Düsseldorf, where he is responsible for the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing, digital cartography and geo information systems (GIS).

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