What is Photogrammetry Software?

Camera and ComputerPhotogrammetry is the science of extracting measurements (metry) from photographs (photogram). Photogrammetry has been around in some form since the second world war when photography started to take an import role in remote sensing.

With photogrammetry, you can measure and model the real world with a camera. Use your camera like an advanced tape measure, diagramming tool, and 3d modeler all in one!

Photogrammetry Software is a computer application that provides the tools for doing photogrammetric measurement – the loading of photos from your camera, and the production of accurate measurements, diagrams, and models from those photos.

Computational photogrammetry has been around since the early days of computers. The increasing power of computers, the introduction of the modern graphical user interface, and the introduction of the mouse in the 1980s and 1990s allowed computational photogrammetry to be run on everyday desktop computers. It was now a tool accessible to a wide audience.

Photogrammetry Applications

Traditionally, photogrammetry has been separated into aerial vs terrestrial (or close-range) but the recent advent of drones and UAVs and modern automated photogrammetry techniques has blurred that line.

There are numerous applications for photogrammetry software.

PhotoModeler Software

PhotoModeler has a long history as a leading photogrammetric tool. PhotoModeler introduced the concept of a desktop close-range photogrammetry product to the world in 1993 and has been a leader in technology since. Many consider PhotoModeler to be the ‘father’ of modern desktop terrestrial photogrammetry.

Try Photogrammetry Software

If you are interested in seeing what photogrammetry software can do, download one of the PhotoModeler free trials.

Drones and UAS

The drone / UAS industry has increased the interest in photogrammetry even further in recent years, and in 2016 Eos Systems (PhotoModeler Technologies) introduced the PhotoModeler UAS product to address this new market (recently replaced by PhotoModeler Premium).