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Manual of Photogrammerty, Sixth Edition Now Available

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Friday, May 31st 2013


 -- The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) announces the Manual of Photogrammetry, Sixth Edition is now available for purchase through the ASPRS Bookstore.

Under the leadership of J. Chris McGlone, PhD, CP, as Editor-in-Chief and George Y.G. Lee, Technical Editor, the Manual covers photogrammetry in depth, as well as its constituent technologies, providing the student, practitioner, or researcher with a single valuable reference resource.

The topics addressed within the Manual include:

• Mathematics: the perspective geometry which underlies the imaging process and its current usage in computer vision, the statistical modeling of measurement error, and the basic photogrammetric operations of resection, intersection, and triangulation, coordinate transformation

• Image acquisition: the physics of optical systems and imaging chips, digital airborne and satellite sensors

• Digital photogrammetry: image processing, computer vision, and their applications in photogrammetry

• Photogrammetric operations: flight planning and GPS/INS utilization

• Photogrammetric products: standard product types and formats and their associated accuracy standards

• Current applications: mobile mapping vans, close-range industrial photogrammetry, space measurements, and forensic photogrammetry

• Bibliography: each chapter has an extensive bibliography to guide further study

These topics are covered by contributing authors who combine years of experience with many aspects of photogrammetry and familiarity with the state-of-the-art; many of the authors have been pivotal in defining the current state-of-the-art of digital photogrammetry.

The overall outline of this Sixth Edition is slightly modified from that of the Fifth Edition. The emphasis is again on digital methods and products, while material on film cameras and analog plotters has been deleted. The mathematical content has been further expanded, especially the treatment of replacement sensor models, along with discussions of digital image processing and computer vision algorithms.

J. Chris McGlone, PhD, CP, has focused his career on the integration of photogrammetry and computer vision techniques during employment at H. Dell Foster Associates, Loral Fairchild, Carnegie Mellon University, and currently SAIC. He was a co-founder of TerraSim, Inc., a producer of visual simulation database construction software. Dr. McGlone was Editor-in-Chief of the Fifth Edition of the Manual of Photogrammetry, a co-author of the textbook Introduction to Modern Photogrammetry, and the 2004 recipient of the ASPRS Photogrammetric Award (Fairchild).

 

Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.

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