Tip 64: Relating Camera Stations and Photos in PhotoModeler

Screen shot of tip 64 video In PhotoModeler a Camera takes a Photo. The location and orientation of the Camera in space when the Photo was taken is called a Camera Station. Photos and Camera Stations are central concepts in PhotoModeler and photogrammetry. There is a one-to-one relationship between a Photo and a Camera Station.

In the PhotoModeler user interface Camera Stations appear in the 3D Viewer as blue cuboids with a red top (or alternately with the image plane displayed). Photos appear in the Photo List (as chips typically in a pane to the left), or when full opened in Photo Windows.  Photos and Camera Stations also appear in the Photo Table.

It is often very useful while looking at a Photo to find the corresponding Camera Station symbol in any open 3D Viewer windows. It is also useful when a Camera Station symbol is selected in the 3D Viewer to open and view the corresponding Photo image. In addition to finding the one-to-one relationships, PhotoModeler provides for opening multiple Photos from multiple selected Camera Stations, and vice versa – selecting and highlighting multiple Camera Station symbols from multiple selected Photo chips in the Photo List. 

The PhotoModeler Tutorials show examples of Photo, Camera and Camera Station use.

This tip video describes the user interface for finding out these correspondences.


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