These three Greek words give us the basic definition of photogrammetry – “to measure graphically by the means of light”.

There are a few ways to categorize photogrammetric systems. One such categorization, based on practical aspects, is the split into Stereo Aerial Photogrammetry and Convergent Close Range Photogrammetry. Aerial Photogrammetry is based on photographs taken by aircraft and processed in a specialized stereo-viewing instrument. Aerial Photogrammetry has been used for many years to create maps and terrain models. Close Range Photogrammetry uses photographs taken at close range, usually from the ground and often processed on a standard PC.

One of its most important features is that objects can be measured in a non-intrusive manner – that is, without being touched or tampered with.

The applications of close range photogrammetry are numerous and widely varied. Among them are:

  • The documentation of buildings and structures by architects and civil engineers,

  • The documentation of artifacts, dig sites and shipwrecks by archaeologists,

  • Modeling and measuring in graphics and the film industry, and

  • The analysis of traffic accidents and crime scenes by police and forensic specialists.

Our commitment is to bring the powerful capabilities of photogrammetry to the non-photogrammetrist in an easy-to-use Windows environment that has broad industry application.

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