Origins of Photogrammetry

Albrecht Meydenbauer
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_Meydenbauer

Aimé Laussedat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aim%C3%A9_Laussedat

Camera Lucida
https://neolucida.com/history

Stereo photography
http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Stereo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoscope

Aerial photogrammetry
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Figure-12-Illustrate-the-geometry-of-aerial-photogrammetry-13_fig1_334164581
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoplotter

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Software

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Open source solutions

VisualSFM: A Visual Structure from Motion System (outdated, still works on some platforms, please test) http://ccwu.me/vsfm/

Micmac: photogrammetry software developped at the IGN (French National Geographic Institute) and ENSG (French national school for geographic sciences). Should work on all platforms, calculations on CPUCentral Processing Unit, an →IC, generally refered to as the processor in a computer only. Command-line interface (CLI)
https://micmac.ensg.eu/index.php/Accueil


Meshlab: open source system for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes. All platforms
https://www.meshlab.net/

Blender: free and open source 3D creation suite. All platforms
https://www.blender.org/

Pointcloud to mesh script for blender
https://www.blendernation.com/2012/01/12/python-script-point-cloud-skinner/


Proprietary software solution #1

Agisoft Metashape
https://www.agisoft.com/downloads/installer/

  • All platforms / CUDACompute Unified Device Architecture or OpenCL
  • Pro & Standard editions
  • 1 time license purchase
  • Educational license option
  • Demo version (full workflow except for exports)