This course introduces techniques for the extraction of topographic information from remotely sensed data using softcopy photogrammetry techniques. Read more Read less
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield Campus
- Cost£1400. Standard (20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni) £1340 - Professional/trade association discount £1280 - Multiple bookings* * Minimum of 5 delegates
What you will learn
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Summarise the geometry and spectral properties of vertical aerial photographs and evaluate their importance in the use of aerial photography for deriving mapping products
- Apply the basic principles of softcopy photogrammetry to a range of remotely sensed datasets
- Interpret aerial photographs in the context of the physical and human environments
- Evaluate elevation data products derived from stereo image pairs and assess their use for a range of applications
- Prepare orthophotography from standard frame aerial photography and assess the quality of the output.
- Topographic maps and remote sensing images: map scale and content, image sources and interpretation methods, accuracy issues
- Aerial photography in the context of other remote sensing systems. Physics of light: principles of recording the image. Stereoscopy and parallax. Geometry: scale variation, relief displacement, tilts
- Geometry of vertical aerial photographs: geometry, co-ordinate axes, scale, measurement
- Softcopy photogrammetry. Digital elevation models
- Satellite photogrammetry
- Air photo mosaics and orthophotos
- Interpretation: principles and factors. Applied interpretation: geology, geomorphology, vegetation, soils, urban structures. Flight planning. API project management and implementation
- Recent developments - digital aerial photographs, scanning existing photography.
Upgrade to a professional qualificationCranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.
SpeakersMr Tim Brewer
Accommodation options and prices
Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.