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Experiences with semiautomatic aerotriangulation on digital photogrammetric stations
Author(s): Thomas P. Kersten; Dirk Stallmann
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Paper Abstract

With the development of higher-resolution scanners, faster image-handling capabilities, and higher-resolution screens, digital photogrammetric workstations promise to rival conventional analytical plotters in functionality, i.e. in the degree of automation in data capture and processing, and in accuracy. The availability of high quality digital image data and inexpensive high capacity fast mass storage offers the capability to perform accurate semi- automatic or automatic triangulation of digital aerial photo blocks on digital photogrammetric workstations instead of analytical plotters. In this paper, we present our investigations and results on two photogrammetric triangulation blocks, the OEEPE (European Organisation for Experimental Photogrammetric Research) test block (scale 1;4'000) and a Swiss test block (scale 1:12'000) using digitized images. Twenty-eight images of the OEEPE test block were scanned on the Zeiss/Intergraph PS1 and the digital images were delivered with a resolution of 15 micrometer and 30 micrometer, while 20 images of the Swiss test block were scanned on the Desktop Publishing Scanner Agfa Horizon with a resolution of 42 micrometer and on the PS1 with 15 micrometer. Measurements in the digital images were performed on the commercial Digital photogrammetric Station Leica/Helava DPW770 and with basic hard- and software components of the Digital Photogrammetric Station DIPS II, an experimental system of the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, ETH Zurich. As a reference, the analog images of both photogrammetric test blocks were measured at analytical plotters. On DIPS II measurements of fiducial marks, signalized and natural tie points were performed by least squares template and image matching, while on DPW770 all points were measured by the cross correlation technique. The observations were adjusted in a self-calibrating bundle adjustment. The comparisons between these results and the experiences with the functionality of the commercial and the experimental system are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2646, Digital Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing '95, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227852
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas P. Kersten, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Dirk Stallmann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2646:
Digital Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing '95
Eugeny A. Fedosov, Editor(s)

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