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Articles | Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 591–599, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-591-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 591–599, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-591-2017

  21 Aug 2017

21 Aug 2017

A CRITICAL REVIEW OF AUTOMATED PHOTOGRAMMETRIC PROCESSING OF LARGE DATASETS

F. Remondino, E. Nocerino, I. Toschi, and F. Menna F. Remondino et al.
  • 3D Optical Metrology (3DOM) unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento, Italy

Keywords: photogrammetry, automation, accuracy, precision, bundle adjustment, dense image matching, comparison

Abstract. The paper reports some comparisons between commercial software able to automatically process image datasets for 3D reconstruction purposes. The main aspects investigated in the work are the capability to correctly orient large sets of image of complex environments, the metric quality of the results, replicability and redundancy. Different datasets are employed, each one featuring a diverse number of images, GSDs at cm and mm resolutions, and ground truth information to perform statistical analyses of the 3D results. A summary of (photogrammetric) terms is also provided, in order to provide rigorous terms of reference for comparisons and critical analyses.