Articles and Reports



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Below are articles, reports, white-papers, and reviews written on and about PhotoModeler. The majority are written by unsolicited 3rd parties. Other good sources of scholary works on PhotoModeler are Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

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Found 55 articles (sorted by most recent first)

Photogrammetric Documentation of Regions of Interest at Autopsy - A Pilot Study
3 August 2013 | Liselott Slot, Peter K. Larsen, Niels Lynnerup | J Forensic Sci, 2013, doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12289
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon., Biology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler

In this pilot study, the authors tested whether photogrammetry can replace or supplement physical measurements made during autopsies and, based on such measurements, whether virtual computer models may be applicable in forensic reconstructions.
[External link to article]  [cached copy182KB pdf]


Quantifying the accuracy of dense surface modeling within PhotoModeler Scanner
25 September 2012 | Eos Systems Research
Fields: Accuracy  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner

The article shows that PhotoModeler Scanner can match (if not exceed) the accuracy of a laser scanner. This article also demonstrates the optimal way to set up photogrammetry projects to maximize DSM accuracy.
[Article19200KB pdf]


Automated Low-cost Photogrammetry for Flexible Structure Monitoring
1 September 2012 | Chih-Heng Wang, Jon P. Mills, Pauline E. Miller | International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXIX-B5, 2012 XXII ISPRS Congress, 25 August – 01 September 2012, Melbourne, Australia
Fields: Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 6

Long-term campaigns and flexible structures are regarded as two of the most challenging subjects in monitoring engineering structures. Long-term monitoring in civil engineering is generally considered to be labour intensive and financially expensive and it can take significant effort to arrange the necessary human resources, transportation and equipment maintenance. When dealing with flexible structure monitoring, it is of paramount importance that any monitoring equipment used is able to carry out rapid sampling. Low cost, automated, photogrammetric techniques therefore have the potential to become routinely viable for monitoring non-rigid structures.
[External link to article]  [cached copy4645KB pdf]


Assessing the Photogrammetric Potential of Cameras in Portable Devices
1 September 2012 | M. J. Smith, N. Kokkas | International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXIX-B5, 2012 XXII ISPRS Congress, 25 August – 01 September 2012, Melbourne, Australia
Fields: Accuracy  |  Featuring PhotoModeler

Many application specialists may find portable device (smartphone, tablet) cameras an attractive proposition where some modest photogrammetric capability would be useful. This paper investigates the geometric potential of these cameras for close range photogrammetric applications.
[External link to article]  [cached copy1084KB pdf]


Photogrammetry aids officers in capturing images from the scene
24 February 2012 | Parella Lewis | Q13 Fox News - Washington's Most Wanted
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 2010

Video from Q13 Fox News in Washington State regarding the use of PhotoModeler by the Washington State Patrol. External link has a video from the news show.
[External link to article]  [cached copy1152KB pdf]


Preserving Dinosaur Tracks on Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison, Colorado
1 December 2011 | Harold C. Schuch | ASPRS Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Dec. 2011, p. 1188
Fields: Archaeology, Engineering and Science  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 2010

"To what extent can terrestrial photogrammetry be used for displays andor engineering purposes? What is the state-of-the-art of the technology? What were the difficulties encountered, and how were they circumvented? These are the questions we asked as we set out to determine how best to photograph and preserve the dinosaur tracks on Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Colorado."
[External link to article]  [cached copy2153KB pdf]


Return to the scene of the crime -- in 3D
24 November 2011 | Tom Cheshire |
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 2011

Over the past four years, Liscio, based in Toronto, has worked on nearly 60 cases around the world. Police use his reconstructions to test their theories of a crime. "You can start running different scenarios -- what would happen if this person was a little to the left: would the trajectory still work? Or could the witness have actually seen the suspect at that point?" Liscio uses off-the-shelf 3D scanning equipment, such as the PhotoModeler Scanner made by EOS, to map entire crime scenes.
[External link to article]  [cached copy380KB pdf]


Digital Camera Calibration Using Images Taken from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
16 September 2011 | M. Pérez, F. Agüera, F. Carvajal | International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXVIII-1/C22, ISPRS Zurich 2011 Workshop, 14-16 September 2011, Zurich, Switzerland
Fields: Accuracy, Industrial Measurement and QA, Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler

The aim of this work is the establishment of an efficient and accurate digital camera calibration method to be used in particular working conditions, as it can be found with our UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) photogrammetric projects.
[External link to article]  [cached copy683KB pdf]


15 September 2011 | F. Carvajal, F. Agüera, M. Pérez : ESI – Dept. of Rural Engineering, University of Almeria, SPAIN | International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVIII-1/C22, UAV-g 2011, Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Geomatics, Zurich, Switzerland
Fields: Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 2010

Most of the works of civil engineering, and some others applications, need to be designed using a basic cartography with a suitable scale to the accuracy and extension of the plot. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Photogrammetry covers the gap between classical manned aerial photogrammetry and hand-made surveying techniques because it works in the close-range domain, combining aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry, but also introduces low-cost alternatives.The aim of this work is developing of an accurate and low-cost method to characterize landslides located on the size of a road.
[External link to article]  [cached copy845KB pdf]


14 September 2011 | M. Pérez, F. Agüera, F. Carvajal,ESI - Dept. of Rural Engineering, University of Almeria, Spain | International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVIII-1/C22
Fields: Engineering and Science, Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 2010

For calibrating the camera, an accurate determination of the interior orientation parameters is needed. For more accurate results, the calibration images should be taken under conditions that are similar to the field samples.The aim of this work is the establishment of an efficient and accurate digital camera calibration method to be used in particular working conditions, as it can be found with our UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) photogrammetric projects.
[External link to article]  [cached copy350KB pdf]


14 June 2011 | N. Kolecka, Department of GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland | ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2011: High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information
Fields: Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 2010

The paper presents how terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and terrestrial digital photogrammetry were used to create a 3D model of a steep mountain wall. Terrestrial methods of data acquisition are the most suitable for such relief, as the most effective registration is perpendicular to the surface. First, various aspects of photo-based scanning and laser scanning were discussed.
[External link to article]  [cached copy1140KB pdf]


Precise positioning surveillance in 3-D using night-vision stereoscopic photogrammetry
26 April 2011 | Jason M. Schwartz | Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics - V. (S.P.I.E.) 8042
Fields: Engineering and Science  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 2010

A 3-D imaging technique is presented which pairs high-resolution night-vision cameras with GPS to increase the capabilities of passive imaging surveillance. Camera models and GPS are used to derive a registered point cloud from multiple night-vision images. These point clouds are used to generate 3-D scene models and extract real-world positions of mission critical objects. Analysis shows accuracies rivaling laser scanning even in near-total darkness. The technique has been tested on stereoscopic 3-D video collections as well. Because this technique does not rely on active laser emissions it is more portable, less complex, less costly, and less detectable than laser scanning. This study investigates close-range photogrammetry under night-vision lighting conditions using practical use-case examples of terrain modeling, covert facility surveillance, and stand-off facial recognition.
[External link to article]  


Using Close Range Photogrammetry to Measure the Position of Inaccessible Geological Features
1 February 2011 | Assoc Prof. Dr. Murat Yakar, University of Selcuk, Turkey | Journal of Experimental Techniques
Fields: Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Investigations of major geological formations are very important since they provide vital information in terms of monitoring of feature changes. This article describes the way in which close range photogrammetry can be used to obtain quantitative information on the geometry and strain patterns in an evolving physical model.
[Article1024KB pdf]


21 June 2010 | F. Chiabrando, E. Costamagna, F. Rinaudo, A. Spano - Politechnico di Torino | International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVIII, Part 5, Commission V Symposium, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 2010
Fields: Archaeology, Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 2010

The main goal of our activity has been the testing of a system for quick and non invasive images acquisition and their suitable processings aimed to obtain 2Do 3D models for archaeological diggings documentation. This purpose has implied the analysis and the selection of a simple and efficient data processing system for the generation of metric products such as digital elevation models and orthophotos, featured by an high level of detail regarding the excavated areas.
[External link to article]  [cached copy895KB pdf]


21 June 2010 | Chih-Heng Wang, Jon P. Mills, Peter D. Gosling, Ben Bridgens, Robert J Grisdale; School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University | International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVIII, Part 5
Fields: Engineering and Science, Industrial Measurement and QA, Accuracy  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 6

Engineering deformation monitoring requires techniques which can produce high precision and accuracy, reliable measurements at good temporal resolution and fast processing speed. Moreover, monitoring in civil engineering is generally considered to be labour-intensive and financially expensive, and it can take significant effort to arrange the necessary human resources, transportation and equipment maintenance. Such requirements are especially true for monitoring non-rigid membrane structures (defined in this paper as covers or enclosures in which a fabric surface is pre-shaped and pre-tensioned to provide a shape that is stable under environmental loads). Low cost, automated, photogrammetric techniques therefore have the potential to become routinely viable for the structural monitoring of non-rigid membrane structures in the future. This research is investigating the use of close range photogrammetry to be applied at all stages of membrane structure engineering, from materials testing, through dimensional control in construction to in-situ, as-built monitoring of the finished construct.
[External link to article]  [cached copy159KB pdf]


Land-based Marginal Ice Cliffs: Focus on Kilimanjaro
1 May 2010 | M. Winkler, G. Kaser, N. Cullen, T. Molg, D. Hardy, W.T. Pfeffer | Erdkunde – Archive of Scientific Geography, Vol. 64. No. 2, pp 179-193.
Fields: Engineering and Science, Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 6

Land-based ice cliffs are intriguing features at the margins of glaciers around the world but little is known about mechanisms of their formation and maintenance. The focus of article is on the persistent, rarely-calving ice cliffs on the Kibo glacier, the main peak of Kilimanjaro. Oct 2009 photos were taken covering the sample cliff. PhotoModeler Scanner's automatic stereo matching lead to a reference digital surface model.
[External link to article]  [cached copy3496KB pdf]


The Accuracy of Photogrammetry vs. Hands-on Measurement Techniques used in Accident Reconstruction
12 April 2010 | Bryan Randles, Biomechanical Research & Testing; Brian Jones, Elliott & Jones LLC; Judson Welcher and Thomas Szabo, Biomechanical Research & Testing; David Elliott, Elliott & Jones LLC; and Cameron MacAdams, Elliott & Jones, LLC | SAE 2010-01-0065
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 6

A study was conducted to assess the relative accuracy of two measurement techniques commonly used for vehicle measurements in damaged-based accident reconstruction. The traditional technique of hands-on measurement was compared with the use of photogrammetry for measurement of targeted damaged vehicles. Three undamaged vehicles were subjected to 4 impacts, resulting in 4 damaged areas (two front, one side and one rear).
[Article1840KB pdf]


Photogrammetric Measurement of Recession Rates of Low Temperature Ablators in Supersonic Flow
4 January 2010 | David Callaway, Mark Reeder, Robert Greendyke : U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology; Ryan Gosse, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory | 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Proceedings
Fields: Engineering and Science, Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler

Ablative heat shields have been used to protect hypersonic vehicles during atmospheric re-entry during the Apollo missions and could be used for future flight vehicles as well. However, it is exceptionally difficult to perform reliable tests at conditions which are representative of flight to validate the models. In this study, the AFIT Mach 3 pressure-vacuum wind tunnel was used in combination with models consisting of dry ice. Measurement was obtained with projected laser dots, high-speed multi-camera photography and PhotoModeler PMV (pre-cursor to PhotoModeler Motion).
[External link to article]  [cached copy1237KB pdf]


Recent Developments in Close Range Photogrammetry (CRP) for Mining and Reclamation
2010 | Maynard L. (Mike) Dunn, Jr., Geologist, Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Pittsburgh, PA
Fields: Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 6

This report presents the potential of close range photogrammetry for mining and reclamation. The miningreclamation community depends on accurate mapping for almost all activities. Traditional ground surveys are adequate for small, uncomplicated jobs but at some point, the size andor complexity of a project makes it more economical to have a site flown (mapped using aerial photogrammetry). Because of cost, most projects are only flown at the start and less often when completed. Close Range Photogrammetry (CRP) offers much potential for measuring features that cant or arent being measured otherwise.
[Article6300KB pdf]


Photogrammetry and Dense Stereo Matching Approach Applied to the Documentation of the Cultural Heritage Site of Kilwa (Saudi Arabia)
11 October 2009 | J. F. Hullo, P. Grussenmeyer, S. Fares; Photogrammetry and Geomatics Group, INSA Strasbourg; HiSCANT Group, University of Nancy, France | 22nd CIPA Symposium, October 11-15, 2009, Kyoto, Japan
Fields: Archaeology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 6

Since a couple of years, several commercial solutions of dense stereo matching have been developed. This process offers a really cheap, flexible and accurate solution to get 3D point clouds and textured models. The calibration of the camera allows a subpixellar correlation for correctly textured objects. In order to define the limits of such a process for cultural heritage applications, the Photomodeler Scanner software has been tested on an archaeological site.
[External link to article]  [cached copy1009KB pdf]


Low Cost Solutions for Dense Point Clouds of Small Objects: PhotoModeler Scanner Vs. DAVID Laserscanner
11 October 2009 | E. Alby, E. Smigiel, P.Assali,P.Grussenmeyer, I.Kauffmann-Smigiel; Photogrammetry and Geomatics Group INSA Strasbourg; Etude des Civilisations de l'Antiquité, CNRS - Université de Strasbourg, France | 22nd CIPA Symposium, October 11-15, 2009, Kyoto, Japan
Fields: Archaeology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 6

The study of archaeological artifacts requires a great care for the object. Current technologies allow the study of the object scanned in three dimensions. Hence, the digitization of objects has almost become compulsory for simplicity of study and analysis. Hence a low cost solution susceptible of being operated with reasonable effort could contribute to popularize 3D acquisition tools. In our study, we focus particularly on two solutions: David Laserscanner and PhotoModeler Scanner. Both systems come from two different techniques: laser scanning and photogrammetry.
[External link to article]  [cached copy1199KB pdf]


Metric Potential of a 3D Measurement System Based on Digital Compact Cameras
3 June 2009 | Enoc Sanz-Ablanedo, José Ramón Rodríguez-Pérez, Pedro Arias-Sánchez and Julia Armesto; Geomatics Engineering Research Group, University of León, and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering, University of Vigo
Fields: Accuracy, Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 6

What is unique in this study is that accuracy was assessed on a system with four independent cameras and all those cameras were consumer-grade cameras with zoom lenses. This is a configuration one might use for a low-cost PMV system (for tracking object movement and shape change over time).
[Article1029KB pdf]


Photogrammetric Investigation of the Flying Shape of Spinnakers in a Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel
1 March 2009 | Kai Graf, University of Applied Sciences Kiel (UAS), Germany, and Olaf Müller, LM Glasfiber A/S, Dept. R&D Aerodynamics Team, Denmark | The 19th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium Annapolis, Maryland
Fields: Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

This paper describes a method for the acquisition of the flying shape of spinnakers in a twisted flow wind tunnel. The method is based on photogrammetry. Results are shown comparing design versus flying shape of the spinnaker and the impact of wind velocity and wind twist on the flying shape.
[Article996KB pdf]


Software Turns Photos into Scans, 3D Models
25 February 2009 | Editors | Desktop Engineering Magazine
Fields: All - Magazine Reviews  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 6

"Eos Systems (Vancouver, BC, Canada) has released version 6.3 of PhotoModeler, its image-based modeling photogrammetry -- software for generating and measuring 3D models from photographs. Key enhancements, according to the company, include expanded automation and RAD Targets that help you obtain 3D measurements and 3D point sets accurately and efficiently. The new version is said to let you capture and measure a wider variety of scenes and objects and, of interest to existing users, it provides improved speed and lower costs of operation."
[External link to article]  [cached copy83KB pdf]


How to weigh an elephant seal with one finger: a simple three-dimensional photogrammetric application
3 February 2009 | P. J. Nico de Bruyn, Marthán N. Bester, Alejandro R. Carlini, W. Chris Oosthuizen; Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria; Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Antárctico Argentino | AQUATIC BIOLOGY, Vol. 5: 31–39, 2009
Fields: Biology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Several studies have developed photogrammetric techniques for indirect mass estimation of seals. Unfortunately, these techniques are often narrowly delineated for specific field scenarios or species. Many require sophisticated, custom-designed equipment or analytical tools, limiting their applicability. We aimed to devise a photogrammetric technique for accurate volumemass estimation of seals under a variety of field scenarios without manipulation of the animal and with minimal equipment.
[Article300KB pdf]


Animation of Experimentally Derived Structural Resonances
15 January 2009 | Shawn Richardson and Mark Richardson, Vibrant Technology, Inc., Scotts Valley, CA
Fields: Engineering and Science, Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 6

The vibration response of a model airplane is animated as the result of real-world experimental study of modes. The structural data is captured in 3D by PhotoModeler. The external link points to a video.
[External link to article]  [cached copy20KB pdf]


Using Photo Modeling to Obtain the Modes of a Structure
1 November 2008 | Shawn Richardson and Mark Richardson, Vibrant Technology, Inc., Scotts Valley, CA | Sounds & Vibration
Fields: Engineering and Science, Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Photo modeling technology has progressed to the point where a dimensionally accurate 3D model can be economically constructed from a series of digital photographs of a structure. We show in this article how a photo model of a structure can be used to create an FEA model from which the modes of the structure can be calculated. The FEA mode shapes obtained from the photo models are then compared with the experimentally derived mode shapes of each structure to demonstrate the validity of this approach to FEA modeling.
[External link to article]  [cached copy4009KB pdf]


PhotoModeler Scanner in VFX
1 October 2008 | Steve Chapman, Gentle Giant Studios | Eos Systems Newsletter
Fields: Film and Animation  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner 6

The author discusses the potential for PhotoModeler Scanner in VFX and contrasts it with their laser scanner experience.
[Article100KB pdf]


Police Take Accident Reconstruction To Skies
3 January 2008 | The Boston Channel | WCVB TV Boston
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler

"The Massachusetts State Police are using new technology to get traffic moving sooner after a crash. ..." (article link is a cached version of the external site which is no longer active unfortunately (and it had a great video)).
[Article195KB pdf]


Using digital images to reconstruct three-dimensional biological forms: a new tool for morphological studies
2 January 2008 | YLENIA CHIARI, BING WANG, HOLLY RUSHMEIER, ADALGISA CACCONE; Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Department of Computer Science, Yale University | Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Fields: Biology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Reconstructing the three-dimensional (3D) form of living organisms in their natural habitat is a challenge and, currently, there are no methods enabling reconstruction over a wide range of field conditions and animal sizes and forms. (see also example on PhotoModeler Scanner Application Examples).
[Article480KB pdf]


PhotoModeler 6
2 November 2007 | Mike Hudspeth | Desktop Engineering Magazine
Fields: All - Magazine Reviews  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 6

"Say youve just heard someone outside your office use the R word reverse engineer. Then in they come with a handful of photos and your assignment: Come up with a model of a product that happens to have been out of production for more than 75 years. (Dont laugh, it happens.) To make matters worse, all you have are the photos the only remaining sample is locked away in a dark corner of an obscure museum in Europe. Do you wish you had hidden under your desk or do you accept the challenge willingly?"
[External link to article]  [cached copy67KB pdf]


1 October 2007 | H. J. B. Erwes, W. S. Prado: Instituto Militar de Engenharia; J. A. Fazan: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística; E. S. Fonseca Jr.: Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo | XXI International CIPA Symposium, 01-06 October 2007, Athens, Greece
Fields: Architecture  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 6

Brazil is a consultant member of the Antarctic Treaty since 1983 the construction of the Brazilian Scientific Station Estao Antrtica Comandante Ferraz EACF began during Operation in January 1984.In accordance with the Protocol of Madrid of 1991, which regulates the protection of the environment, the members of Antarctic Treaty are required to document their activities in their occupied areas of the Antarctic Territories by maps, charts, etc. A photogrammetric documentation by orthophotomaps with a scale 1 : 50 of the EACF buildings faades has to be performed.
[External link to article]  [cached copy908KB pdf]


The Variation Measurement of a Slope By Photogrammetry
1 July 2007 | Shun-Kung Chang, Fu-Jong Liang, Der-Her Lee | Proceedings of the Sixteenth (2007) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 1-6, 2007
Fields: Geology and Mining, Engineering and Science  |  Featuring PhotoModeler Scanner

Slope failures and landslides associated with earthquakes and typhoons are major natural hazards in Taiwans mountain highways. This paper attempts to apply photogrammetry technique to carry out speedy in-situ survey. We firstly create the three-dimensional (3D) model of a brick wall and validate that the average error is 0.28 mm in the measured distance. Afterward, the same measurement procedures are applied in an in-situ mudstone slope. The average error in the estimated distance is 0.41cm. Therefore, the investigating result guarantees the accuracy of applying Photogrammetry to investigate the geometry of in-situ failed slope.
[External link to article]  


Analysis of Bell Vibrations
1 March 2007 | H. Spiess, B. Lau, P. Wriggers, Institute of Mechanics and Computational Mechanics, U. of Hannover, A. Schneider, R. Bader, Institute of Musicology, University of Hamburg, and M. Wiggenhagen, Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation, U. of Hannover
Fields: Engineering and Science  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

The finite-element-analysis FEA of bell vibrations required an accurate 3D model of the bell under study. This modeling was done with PhotoModeler Pro and targets.
[Article893KB pdf]


Semi-Automated Crush Determination Using Coded and Non-Coded Targets with Close-Range Photogrammetry
1 March 2007 | Dan Mills and Gary Carty, DCM Technical Services Inc. | Accident Reconstruction Network
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Vehicle crush measurement (which is typically used to determine vehicle speed (or change in velocity : delta-v) at time of impact) has traditionally been done with tape measure or a surveyor's total station. Mills and Carty demonstrate a method which is low cost, flexible, automated and accurate using PhotoModeler and PhotoModeler's coded targets.
[Article2150KB pdf]


Photogrammetry for the Preparation of Archaeological Excavation. 3D Restitution According to Modern Archive Images of Beaufort Castle Landscape (Lebanon)
1 March 2007 | P. Grussenmeyer, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Strasbourg, France and J. Yasmine, Republic of Lebanon, Ministry of Culture, Directorate General of Antiquities | CIPA Special Session - Low Cost Systems in Recording and Managing the Cultural Heritage
Fields: Archaeology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 6

This paper presents the contribution of photogrammetry within the framework of the documentation of the Beaufort castle (South Lebanon), also called Qalaat el-Chaqif (12-17th century). The Lebanese government asked for a consulting firm (J. Yasmine, DGA consultant) to establish general tender documents for the restoration of the Beaufort castle. Many parts of the site were destroyed or buried because of the war. PhotoModeler was used to restitute both modern photography and photographs from archives.
[Article1900KB pdf]


QA: Pushing Visual Limits of 3D
14 July 2006 | Brett Duesing. Interview with Matt and Danika Wright | Cadalyst Magazine
Fields: Film and Animation  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

"In 1905, Catholic Bishop Edward J. O'Dea laid the cornerstone on what would become St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. More than 100 years later, as the structure still stands its ground, the husband-wife design duo of Matt and Danika Wright have pushed the limits of modern design technology and recreated the intricate beauty of the historical landmark in stunningly lifelike 3D renderings." ...
[External link to article]  [cached copy396KB pdf]


Close Up on Technology: Part Inspection - 3D Part Inspection Is a Snapshot Away
1 July 2006 | Joseph A. Grande | Plastics Technology
Fields: Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

"A non-contact inspection system uses digital photography for accurate three-dimensional measurement of plastic parts. Developed by Eos Systems, this method is being employed in application development by plastics companies like Bayer MaterialScience. A major advantage of the PhotoModeler system is affordability..."
[External link to article]  [cached copy48KB pdf]


Photographs Generate Accurate Field Measurements
1 May 2006 | Frank Hartley | Offshore Magazine
Fields: Engineering and Science, Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Another method to collect field measurements for equipment in the field, and a direct way to generate new 3D CAD models, is to take some pictures. Shan Pehlman, design engineer with CDI Corp., says he derives accurate measurements from ordinary photographs through desktop software called PhotoModeler, developed by Eos Systems Inc. When consulting with oil refineries on replacing an aging pipeline, as-built drawings of the old infrastructure may not be available for his reference.
[External link to article]  [cached copy78KB pdf]


One part in 300,000. Precision and Accuracy Discussion
3 April 2006 | Alan Walford, Founder, Eos Systems Inc.
Fields: Accuracy  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

We conducted an experiment to determine PhotoModelers precision using commonly available and reasonably priced equipment. We demonstrate that any customer can achieve very high precision with PhotoModeler Pro 5. In addition we discuss two common terms, Precision and Accuracy, and why they are important to understand.
[Article60KB pdf]


First Look Review: PhotoModeler Pro
27 February 2006 | Ron LaFon | Cadalyst Magazine
Fields: All - Magazine Reviews  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

"As might be surmised by its name, PhotoModeler Pro creates models from photographs. The product was developed originally as a high-accuracy measurement tool, but its ability to produce fully textured visual models has proved to be an important application in its own right. In terms of pure measurement tasks, PhotoModeler Pro is suitable for industrial, engineering, surveying, process plant management, materials analysis (under applications of pressure, heat, force, vibration and so forth) and other scientific projects. Users in the gaming, film or entertainment industries who are doing purely visual models also make good use of PhotoModeler's capabilities."
[External link to article]  [cached copy176KB pdf]


Developing a Photogrammetry Based System for Measuring As Assembled Suspension Geometry
2006 | Andre D. Powell, Colorado State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fields: Industrial Measurement and QA  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

A measurement system based on photogrammetry was developed and used to measure the "as assembled" geometry of a double wishbone suspension. A standard methodology for photographing the suspension and special targets were developed to use with commercial photogrammetry software (Photomodeler Pro 5). Several types of targets were developed these included targets to identify the center of rotation of the linkages and the orientation of the wheel mounting surface.
[Article951KB pdf]


Photogrammetric techniques for analyzing displacement, strain, and structural geometry in physical models: Application to the growth of monoclinal basement uplifts
1 March 2005 | Mark Fischer and David Keating, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois | Geological Society of America Journal
Fields: Geology and Mining  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Using physical clay models scientists can study tectonic processes that take millions of years to occur naturally. The use of these physical models is not widespread because their construction and analysis is commonly labor-intensive work that yields largely qualitative information. Through the use of PhotoModeler the authors demonstrate the measurement of these models in an automated and highly quantitative manner. External link is to abstract - full article available to memember or for purchase.
[External link to article]  


Person identification by gait analysis and photogrammetry
1 January 2005 | N. Lynnerup, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and J. Vedel, 3D Photo, Aarhus, Denmark | Journal of Forensic Sciences
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 5

Using PhotoModeler and surveillance video, the authors perform measurements of height, and measurements of angle for gait analysis. Using this analysis the authors along with the police were able to correctly identify the perpetrator of a heinous crime. Complete study available to members - the external link shows abstract to all.
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Determination and Verification of Equivalent Barrier Speeds (EBS) Using PhotoModeler as a Measurement Tool
8 March 2004 | Lara L. O'Shields and Tyler A. Kress, BEST Engineering; John C. Hungerford, Hungerford and Associates; and C. H. Aikens, The University of Tennessee | SAE 2004-01-1208
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

The main objective of this study is to show that PhotoModeler is a suitable measurement tool for vehicle crush measurement in the context of determining the equivalent barrier speed (EBS). The PhotoModeler process is applied to controlled crash information generated by the NHTSA.
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Tools for Field Surveying
17 August 2003 | Evan H. Shu, FAIA | Architecture Week
Fields: All - Magazine Reviews, Architecture  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

"When architects begin a renovation or addition to a building for which no plans are available, they are often faced with the tedious chore of measuring existing conditions and creating plans from scratch. Not too long ago, the most efficient process involved a three-person team one with a clipboard and two with a measuring tape, calling out distances. But in recent years, several aids have been developed that make it easier, even for one person alone, to make measurements fast and accurately."
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Close Range Photogrammetry and Next Generation Spacecraft
1 May 2002 | Richard Pappa | Professional Surveyor Magazine
Fields: All - Magazine Reviews, Industrial Measurement and QA, Engineering and Science  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

"I chose PhotoModeler Pro from Eos Systems Inc., of Vancouver, Canada. It proved to be easy to use and well documented. The program has worked very well from day one, and I have been very pleased with its accuracy, reliability and user friendliness."
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High Tech for Old Houses
1 September 2001 | Jerry Laiserin, FAIA | Old House Journal
Fields: All - Magazine Reviews, Architecture  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

"The cold glare of a computer screen seems incompatible with the warmth that most folks associate with a fine old house. Yet recent advances in computers and related technologies are providing savvy homeowners and their architects with many new options for documenting and investigating historic buildings. With the help of these high-tech tools, you can identify existing dimensions, locate hidden problems, and assess material conditions faster, more economically, and with greater accuracy."
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Three-dimensional morphometric measurements of reef corals using underwater photogrammetry techniques
11 August 2001 | J. Bythell, Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management, University of Newcastle, P. Pan, Department of Maritime Studies and International Transport, University College of Wales at Cardiff, and J. Lee, Virtually Unlimited, Kingskerswell, UK | Coral Reefs, Springer-Verlag, Issue: Volume 20, Number 3
Fields: Biology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

The authors describe a novel technical approach to accurately measure surface area and other morphological characteristics of corals and similar irregular objects from underwater photography. A standard Nikonos camera system was used with a slide-scanner to produce multiple overlapping images of the object. PhotoModeler software was used to process the images and build a 3-D model of the object, which was subsequently analyzed using 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) packages. External link is to abstract - complete study available to members.
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Measuring a Geometry by Photogrammetry: Evaluation of the Approach in View of Experimental Modal Analysis on Automotive Structures
30 April 2001 | Benoit Dierckx and Christophe De Veuster, LMS International, and Pierre-Alain Guidault, ENS Cachan | SAE 2001-01-1473
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the use of 3D photogrammetric modelling in the context of modal testing of automotive structures.
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Photogrammetric measurement of deformations of horse hoof horn capsules
2001 | P. Jordan, J. Willneff, N. D'Apuzzo, M. Weishaupt, T. Wistner, J. Auer; Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Zurich & Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich | Videometrics and Optical Methods for 3D Shape Measurement, Proceeding of SPIE
Fields: Biology  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

Many equine foot problems, from foot bruising and quarter cracks to laminitis and navicular disease are either caused or worsened by the severe loads the feet experience during locomotion.". The authors describe a system using video cameras and a force plate to determine deformation under load of a horse hoof.
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Accuracy Study on Photogrammetry of a 5m Inflatable Space Antenna With Consumer Digital Cameras
2000 | Richard S. Pappa, NASA Langley Research Center, Louis R. Giersch, George Washington University and Jessica M. Quagliaroli, University of Connecticut, USA
Fields: Accuracy, Industrial Measurement and QA, Engineering and Science  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

NASA's Gossamer Spacecraft Initiative has been evaluating optical structural testing and validation, with the leading candidate technology being photogrammetry. This paper discusses photogrammetric measurements of a 5m-diameter inflatable space antenna using four Kodak DC290 (2.1 megapixel) digital cameras.nThe study had two objectives: to determine the photogrammetric measurement precision obtained using multiple consumer-grade digital cameras, and to gain experience with new commercial photogrammetry software packages, specifically PhotoModeler Pro from Eos Systems, Inc.
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3D Measurement Accuracy of a Consumer-Grade Digital Camera and Retro-Reflective Survey Targets
2000 | Mike Fedak, InSpec Engineering Services, West Vancouver Canada
Fields: Accuracy  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 4

Mike Fedak performed a study to investigate the accuracy of a measurement system using PhotoModeler Pro, a consumer-grade digital camera, and retro-reflective targets.
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Accident Scene Diagramming Using New Photogrammetric Technique
24 February 1997 | Stephen Fenton, Richard Kerr, Knott Laboratory, Inc. | SAE 970944
Fields: Forensics and Accident Recon.  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 3

One of the challenges for accident reconstructionists is creating accurate accident scene diagrams from photographs, esp when only one photograph is available, and information about the camera that took the photograph is not available. The authors present a technique that enables the user to create an accurate accident scene diagram from only one unknown photograph of the accident scene, by using a combination of processes called Inverse Camera Projection and Photographic Rectification.
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Accuracy Study Project of Eos Systems' PhotoModeler
1995 | Dr. Klaus Hanke, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Fields: Accuracy  |  Featuring PhotoModeler 2

Dr. Hanke did a sample architectural-like measurement project with two different cameras a 35mm film camera scanned on a flatbed office scanner and a medium format metric camera scanned with Pro-PhotoCD.
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