Die Gewinnung, Auswertung und Archivierung verläßlicher Umweltinformationen am Beispiel von TOPOGRAMM

  • Ullrich B. Kampffmeyer
  • Heiner Benking
Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 228)


Collection, Processing, and Documentation of Reliable Environmental Informations - Airborne close-range sensing data volumes require new data management concepts Computer-aided methods provide today the possibility to handle, process, analyse, and retrieve large information volumes. Both, remote and close-range sensing, collect extreme quantities of data, but with different focus. Therefore, different processing strategies need to be developed to combine and handle 2-dimensional spectral data covering wide areas or analog stereo models of small regions. TOPOGRAMM uses both, digital and analog acquisition and, merges local and global scopes combining conventional aerial photogrammetry with high precision measurements.

The session is focussing on processing of vector and raster data, mass information storage, data banks, archiving, analysis, and documentation procedures. It describes existing projects and pilot applications.

The term TOPOGRAMM stands for an innovative system to collect and process environmental and geo-scientific data. After the first close-range metric sensing proved workable, specialized Computer assisted procedures were developed to handle the new quality of data. Acquisition and stereo processing, combining micro-and meso-scales and different disciplines, requires new approaches and the exploitation of Visual inspection and differentiation powers. Digital and analog superimposition in high fidelity environments is another challenge.

A navigated sensor-platform acquires point and area, raster and density informations. Their combination promises new insights and allows interdisciplinary approaches. The outstanding quality of the collected data results from repetition, selection, and measurements. This “reliable” information is object and milieu related and can be obtained at any time by a Visual “stereo” access to the archived models.

Objective dimensional informations are processed in Computer systems to portray the spatial variability and analyse, model, map, and archive. Specific procedures are governed by media restrictions. Film, as one source media with high data capacity, competes with digital storage media, holding raster data and data-bases of geographic information systems (GIS).

The system is suitable for engineering surveys and quantity surveying. The given accuracy can be favourably used for other mapping tasks or environmental applications like bio-monitoring or erosion protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ullrich B. Kampffmeyer
    • 1
  • Heiner Benking
    • 2
  1. 1.ACS Systemberatung GmbHHamburg 36Germany
  2. 2.VisselhövedeGermany

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