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CEG3706 : Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning II

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To develop the principles and mathematics of photogrammetry and laser scanning introduced in Stage 2.

The module will start by briefly reviewing material covered in CEG2708. The theoretical basis of photogrammetric measurement will then be studied in lectures and practicals, leading to an appreciation of model and block orientation. Principles of digital image measurement will provide a background on automated techniques in photogrammetry and laser scanning. The course will conclude with an examination of ongoing research in the photogrammetry and laser scanning sciences.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction - Coordinate transformations and rotations - Image coordinate measurement and refinement - Collinearity and coplanarity - Model orientation theory and aerial triangulation - Principles of digital image measurement - Digital aerial triangulation - DEM and orthophoto production - Laser scanning background, theory and applications, error correction, processing, quality assurance - Research

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:309:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion17:307:30Assessed practical
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Data measurement and analysis
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study152:3052:30Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students will gain an appreciation of the scientific principles of photogrammetry and laser scanning through the lecture programme and develop skills in data measurement and analysis through the practical sessions. Tutorials will help reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and practicals through researching and presenting specific topics.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70Unseen written examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M30Integrated Digital Terrain Modelling project of Newcastle (individual) based on digital photogrammetry and Lidar processing.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Understanding will be assessed through examination whilst the student's ability to perform data measurement, processing and analysis will be assesed through reports on practical work.

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