By Yves Egels, Michel Kasser

Photogrammetry is using images for surveying essentially and is used for the creation of maps from aerial pictures. besides distant sensing, it represents the first technique of producing facts for Geographic details platforms (GIS). As expertise develops, it really is turning into more straightforward to achieve entry to it. the price of electronic photogrammetric workstations are falling fast and those new instruments are for this reason turning into available to increasingly more clients. electronic Photogrammetry is especially valuable as a textual content for graduate scholars in geomantic and can also be appropriate for individuals with an exceptional easy clinical wisdom who have to comprehend photogrammetry, and who desire to use the e-book as a reference.

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It is often described by an odd degree polynomial, and one should not be concerned by its importance, but rather by the residues observed between the polynomial and measures of calibration. The vignettage is governed by optics in the approximation of Gauss of a quite appreciable lighting loss of the sensitive surface following a law in cos4 of the angle between rays and the optic axis, which 24 • • Michel Kasser reduces the brightness greatly within the angles of an image. This effect is very well corrected today, including optics for the general public, and can also be radiometrically calibrated in any camera, using an integrating sphere as a light source.

Attenuation of the useful light ray going from the illuminated ground towards the device used for image acquisitions. This attenuation depends on the height of flight H and the value of V. 70 (V ϭ 3 km) or even less. And for the lower flight heights, the exponential decrease of K with the increasing altitudes shows that this coefficient is near unity for the low flights (large scales, H ϭ 1,500 to 2,000 m). On the other hand, for values of H > 4 or 5 km, the attenuation is the same as for an imaging satellite.

5 Distortions of the sensor The equation of the perspective supposes that the sensor is a plane, and that one can define there a reference of fixed measure. Thus, it will be necessary to compare the photochemical sensors (photographic emulsion) and the electronic sensors (CCD matrixes). These last are practically indeformable, and the image that they acquire is definitely steady (in any case on the geometric plane). The following remarks will therefore apply to the photochemical sensors only. The planarity of the emulsion was formerly obtained by the use of photographic glass plates, but this solution is no longer used, except maybe in certain systems of terrestrial photogrammetry.

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