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UAV Photogrammetry

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The project aims at using UAV platforms for 3D surveying and modeling purposes, with particular attention to accuracy and automation in the triangulation and 3D reconstruction pipeline. Rotary or fixed wing UAVs, capable of performing the photogrammetric data acquisition with amateur or SLR digital cameras, can fly in manual, semi-automated and autonomous modes. Following a typical photogrammetric workflow, 3D results like Digital Surface or Terrain Models (DTM/DSM), contours, textured 3D models, vector information, etc. can be produced, even on large areas. Open issues are investigated, like automated image triangulation and dense image matching.

  

Representative publications:

- Nocerino, E., Menna, F., Remondino, F., Saleri, R., 2013: Accuracy and block deformation analysis in automatic UAV and terrestrial photogrammetry - Lesson learnt. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. II(5/W1), pp. 203-208

- Nex F., Remondino, F., 2013: UAV for 3D mapping applications: a review. Applied Geomatics, DOI 10.1007/s12518-013-0120-x

- Remondino, F., Barazzetti, L., Nex, F., Scaioni, M., Sarazzi, D., 2011: UAV photogrammetry for mapping and 3D modeling - Current status and future perspectives. Int. Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. 38(1/C22). ISPRS Conference UAV-g, Zurich, Switzerland

- Barazzetti, L., Remondino, F., Scaioni, M., 2010: Fully automated UAV image-based sensor orientation. Int. Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. 38(1). ISPRS Commission I Symposium, Calgary, Canada

Duration: 
2 years (2010-2012)
Partners: 

Politecnico of Milano, Italy

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