This outstanding new book reveals through a series of case studies how modern digital photogrammetry is capable of providing dense and accurate spatial data to solve a wide range of contemporary measurement problems, and at a diverse range of scales. It outlines key principles and methods associated with modern imaging and puts this into context with other modern spatial measurement techniques, including a full discussion of laser scanning. It will therefore be of major importance to practitioners in a wide range of disciplines who require spatial data and have identified imaging as a tool that could be used.
Each chapter focuses on a specific topic including archaeology/architecture, medicine/dentistry/sports science, forensics, landform evolution, industrial, manufacturing, engineering, biology and zoology, and provides specific examples which demonstrate the range in measurement scale achievable by photogrammetry.
… This new textbook aims to build on these previous works by concentrating on the new and emerging developments within 3D imaging. By specifically focusing on the wide variety of applications, it aims to highlight the technique's unique advantage over other methods - flexibility of scale.
… The book includes a CD containing the digital illustrations and captions from the various chapters, plus some captivating animations - several .avi and .mov files - highlighting the issues and technologies described elsewhere in the book. … We can recommend this highly readable text both to those with a passing interest in photogrammetric measurement as well as to students looking for a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and tools used in this technology which has such wide application areas.
I recommend this book for professionals and for interested laymen.
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation
Applications of 3D Measurement from Images offers a good insight in the potential of techniques for 3D measurement from images, whether these are intensity or range images, or a combination of both. The variety of the many applications presented and the enormous range in scales of the measured objects are impressive. … it contains a wealth of information on the applicability and performance of the presented techniques.
"This book assembles contributions from experts in the field of photogrammetry. It is an important resource for photogrammetrists, as the book focuses on current and emerging 3D imaging applications that cross several disciplines, including archaeology, biology, engineering, medicine, forensics, and geography… Applications of 3D Measurement from Images is highly recommended to all practitioners in the field of photogrammetry and to students entering the profession." &nb
Introduction. Fundamentals of Photogrammetry. Structural Monitoring. Engineering and Manufacturing. Forensic Photogrammetry. Quantifying Landform Change. Medicine and Sport - Measurement of Humans. Biology and Zoology. Cultural Heritage Documentation. Sensor Integration and Visualisation. Index.