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Automation in photogrammetry: Recent developments and applications (1972-1976)

January 1, 1976

An overview of recent developments in the automation of photogrammetry in various countries is presented. Conclusions regarding automated photogrammetry reached at the 1972 Congress in Ottawa are reviewed first as a background for examining the developments of 1972-1976. Applications are described for each country reporting significant developments. Among fifteen conclusions listed are statements concerning: the widespread practice of equipping existing stereoplotters with simple digitizers; the growing tendency to use minicomputers on-line with stereoplotters; the optimization of production of digital terrain models by progressive sampling in stereomodels; the potential of digitization of a photogrammetric model by density correlation on epipolar lines; the capabilities and economic aspects of advanced systems which permit simultaneous production of orthophotos, contours, and digital terrain models; the economy of off-line orthophoto systems; applications of digital image processing; automation by optical techniques; applications of sensors other than photographic imagery, and the role of photogrammetric phases in a completely automated cartographic system. ?? 1976.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1976
Title Automation in photogrammetry: Recent developments and applications (1972-1976)
DOI 10.1016/0031-8663(76)90008-9
Authors M.M. Thompson, E.M. Mikhail
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Photogrammetria
Series Number
Index ID 70011165
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization