Low-Cost Cameras for Photogrammetry

What makes a good low-cost camera for photogrammetry?  Photogrammetry is the technique of using a camera to measure and model the real world. First note that low-cost is a relative term – we are not talking about a $150 camera – instead between $500 and $900.  This is more aptly titled: “What is the least […]

PhotoModeler Premium / V2019 Releases and Pricing Changes

PhotoModeler Premium PhotoModeler Scanner and PhotoModeler UAS have been replaced by one product, PhotoModeler Premium. There are now two PhotoModeler products:  Standard and Premium. PhotoModeler Premium is a complete super-set of PhotoModeler Standard. PhotoModeler Premium is priced as Scanner was. All the drone and UAS capabilities of the old PhotoModeler UAS product are now in […]

PhotoModeler 2018.1 Release and Drone Vertical Datums

Drone Photography

PhotoModeler Release PhotoModeler version 2018.1.0 was released April 11th, 2018. It has a number of large and small improvements and fixes. UAV Control Marking Improvement. UAV and drone projects with GCP (ground control points) are now easier to set up. Multi-point Transform Improvement. Multi-point transforms can now be formed with just one point assigned (translate), […]

Why use Photogrammetry for Surveying and Mapping?

Photogrammetry UAV Camera Station Layout

Photogrammetry has a long history of use in the surveying and mapping field. Photogrammetry can be used for point measurements or for generating point clouds. Compared to its chief rival, LiDAR (Laser Imaging, Detection and Ranging), point-cloud generation from photogrammetry is cost-effective, portable, and versatile, so it has always had a loyal following among practitioners. […]

PhotoModeler 2018.0 Release Improvements

The new PhotoModeler 2018.0 release has faster processing, robust Coded Targets, and gridded DEM export. The most significant improvements in PhotoModeler 2018.0 span the needs of a wide range of our customers: New Gridded Digital Elevation Model Export Smart Processing now for Coded Target Projects Smart Processing speed increase for large projects Orthophoto improvements Gridded […]

Using Photogrammetry in Court

Court Room Gavel

This is a guest article by forensics consultant, and trainer, Dan Mills. Bio below. Anyone in a technical field that brings evidence to court must consider both the evidence they are presenting, as well as the admissibility of their methods. First, a definition of Admissible Evidence: Evidence that is formally presented before the trier of […]

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